Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As you know, due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 it is currently advised that public worship should be postponed. So, as you gather together in your homes as a family  this Sunday, please feel free to use these resources with your children to guide your Worship @ Home.

from St John’s Worship Team.

Kids @ Home – Palm Sunday

The beginning of Holy Week

Bible Verse 

Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven! MATTHEW 21:9

Choose a word from our Bible text this week. Eg. Hosanna.
Write an acrostic poem using each letter of the word. Encourage your family to work on it together.
Holy is His name
Overjoyed were the crowd
Singing praises
A donkey was His ride
Not a mighty horse
Neel (kneel!!) before him
Amen!

Play the Jelly Bean Game on the following movie: At the end, try to retell the story using the words that you found…

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A Holy Week activity:

Find a bare branch and place it in a pot. Each day of Holy Week, attach a different symbol to the branch and read the associated Scripture passage.

Palm Sunday: Read Matthew 21:1-9. Place twigs and strips of cloth at the foot of the branch to symbolise the cloaks and branches spread on the road as Jesus entered Jerusalem.
Monday: Read Matthew 21:42-46. Place a stone at the foot of the branch to symbolise Jesus, the stone that was rejected.
Tuesday: Read Matthew 26:6-13. Hang a small bottle of perfume from the branch.
Wednesday: Read Matthew 26:14-16. Hang a bag of coins on the branch.
Maundy Thursday: Read Matthew 26:17-30. Place a small plate and cup at the foot of the cross as a reminder of the Last Supper.
Good Friday: Read Matthew 27:1, 33-50. Hammer small nails into the branch and attach a sign reading “This is Jesus, King of the Jews”.
Saturday: Read Matthew 27:57-60. Place a black cloth over the branch.
Easter Sunday: Read Matthew 28:1-10. Remove the black cloth and decorate the branch with flowers, paper butterflies or paper streamers.
We will put up our photos as we do it at home. Please send through your photos so we can see what you do! – Pastor Milton and Gaylea
(These resources have been adapted from Grow Ministries. Find out more here. https://www.growministries.org.au/product/church-at-home/)

Art

Easter Cross
Make an Easter Cross to hang on your wall.
– cut out two strips of paper – one long and one short
– blue tak or very lightly glue with a tiny dot in a cross shape in the middle of a piece of paper.
– using paint, or crayons, or pencils colour in stripes or patches over the cross.
– when the page is completely covered, remove the cross carefully and you will have a perfect print of a white cross amidst an array of colours.

Prayer Activity:Palm Branch Template

Print up or draw your own Palm Branch. (Click on link above)

On each leaf, write the name of someone that you would like to pray for this Easter.

Each day, pray for the people on your palm branch. You might also like to give some of them a phone call – especially if they live by themselves. Wish them Happy Easter and let them know that you are praying for them!

Song – make sure you do the actions!!

House Band
Find some bits and pieces from around the house.
Make some home-made instruments such as
bucket drums,
jar and spoon chimes,
beer bottle wind instruments
button shakers
Choose your favourite worship song and have a jam together.
A good one to start with is Build Your Kingdom Here by Rend Collective; check out their funky instrument!

 

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