Palm Sunday Spinners

 This is a great activity for Palm Sunday because somehow the hosanna appears on the palm leaf.  The children love watching the trick of the eye happen!
For a printable version click here
It’s very easy to make…

Cut out, colour and fold on the dotted line.

Sellotape a straw to the back of one half and glue the other half on top.

swizzle the straw between your hands and watch what happens!

Lent: Sandpaper Reflections

Here’s an activity to help the children to see how Jesus is able to identify with their everyday experiences because of the human experiences He had himself.  This activity focuses on having the strength to do the right thing, even when it’s difficult, knowing that Jesus himself was tempted but stood strong.

Give the children some sandpaper, a paperclip and a copy of this verse:

Because He Himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Hebrews 2:18

  • Feel the roughness of the sand paper and think about times when it’s hard for you to do the right thing.
  • Cut out the Bible verse  clip it onto the sand paper (glue is hard to stick to sandpaper!) and decorate the verse with colouring pens or pencils.
  • Stick it onto the wall or put it by your bed for the rest of the week and remember that Jesus is with you, knows what it is like, and will help you to be strong when you need to do the right thing

Lent: Blessings Jar

This is an idea for the whole family to get involved in!

Take a jam or coffee jar and decorate it (I used sparkly paper because I like that type of thing!)

Cut up some bits of paper and put them by the jar with some pens or pencils.  Put the jar somewhere accessible to everybody at any time e.g kitchen table.  When something good happens or someone has been kind to you, write it on a slip of paper and put it in the jar.

Make a routine of opening the jar once a day or once a week when everyone is together, reading the slips and saying thank you to God for His blessings!  Maybe you could even glue them all into a book to look back at in the future to see how God has blessed you!