Icebreaker - Jesus, King of the Jews: 'Standing in the middle'


In today's Bible story the Roman soldiers put Jesus in the middle and bow before him. 

In this icebreaker the children can experience how it feels to have everyone looking at you.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus (Matthew 27: 27-38)

 

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Object lesson - Easter: 'What kind of hat do you wear?


The soldiers gave Jesus a crown of thorns to wear on his head. What did this mean? What do hats say about us?

A fun and interesting introduction to the story. 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus (Matthew 27: 27-38)

 

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What do you need?

- different types of hats/helmets that are associated with a particular profession, such as a chef's hat, a magician’s top hat, a policeman’s helmet, a fireman's helmet, a construction worker's helmet, etc.
- nice wooden box
- a crown of thorns

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Sunday school lesson - NT - Easter 4: 'Jesus, king of the Jews'


Download the PFD booklet with ten Sunday school ideas on the Bible story of Jesus being crucified

Are you looking for a Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Jesus being crucified  in Matthew 27: 27-38?

This lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

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We understand that these ten ideas are maybe too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  What kind of hat do you wear?  - a children’s moment
*  Standing in the middle…  - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story?  - storytelling tips
*  The eyes of a child  - YouTube video and discussion
*  The exploding lemon  - a fun science experiment
*  How does a…… walk?  - a creative activity
*  My will or God’s will?  - a creative discussion
*  Helping to carry Jesus’ cross  - a Bible game
*  A king’s scepter or a shepherd’s staff?  - craft activity
*  How do you feel about the cross?  - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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Sunday school lesson - NT - Easter 2: 'Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate'


Download the PFD booklet with fourteen great ideas on the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate

Are you looking for a Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Jesus and Barabbas in Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-26?

This lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

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We understand that these fourteen ideas are way too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  Which Jesus will be released?  - a children’s moment
*  Put your head under water    - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story?  - five storytelling tips
*  Pigeons   - YouTube video and discussion
*  Make a noise with a balloon  - a fun science experiment
*  Do you let yourself be stirred up?  - a creative discussion
*  Do dreams come true?   - a creative discussion
*  Why doesn’t Jesus defend himself? - a creative discussion
*  The story of Barabbas (1)  - a creative/storytelling activity
*  The story of Barabbas (2)  - a creative/storytelling activity
*  Make a green jealous monster  - a creative crafts/discussion activity
*  Throwing horrible words around  - a Bible game
*  Hit the leader   - a Bible game
*  Wash your hands in innocence or gratitude?  - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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Prayer idea - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Wash your hands in innocence or thankfulness?'


Pontius Pilate washed his hands to declare his innocence - we are going to wash our hands to declare our thankfulness to God

Pontius Pilate makes a show of washing his hands. He is really saying that he is innocent of Jesus' death. Actually, he was just too scared to do the right thing.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate ( Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-26 ).

 

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

What do you need?

- glass dish
- water
- rose petals (if you have them)
- towel

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Game - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Hit the leader'


A fun game about whether or not we should defend ourselves

The priests and the leaders of the people accuse Jesus of all sorts of bad things, but Jesus doesn't defend himself. Pilate can't believe it. Why isn't this man defending himself?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate ( Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-26 ).

 

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

What do you need?

- shower cap
- shaving foam
- cheesy nibbles or other such snacks / small pompoms chips

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Game - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Throwing horrible words around'


A game in which the children also get to think about the false accusations made against Jesus

The priests and the leaders of the people accuse Jesus of all sorts of bad things, but Jesus doesn't defend himself. Pilate can't believe it. Why isn't this man defending himself?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate ( Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-26 ).

 

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

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- a large number of pieces of paper
- pens and markers

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Crafts idea - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Make a green jealous monster'


A fun crafts idea which will help to lead a group discussion on jealousy

Pilate knows exactly why the priests and the leaders brought Jesus to him. It was because they were jealous. They were troubled by a green monster...

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate ( Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-26 ).

 

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What do you need?

- green balloons
- green paper
- adhesive tape and glue
- scissors
- black markers
- coloured A4s

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Creative discussion - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Why doesn't Jesus defend himself?'


Jesus didn't defend himself - should we?

In the Bible book of Isaiah, the prophet writes about Jesus: "God's servant was abused, but he did not resist. He remained silent..." Does this mean for example that children have to keep their mouths shut when they are bullied? This is a good way to think about this question.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate ( Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-26 ).

 

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

What do you need?

- 4 pieces of paper with the following words: 
Do nothing - Fight back - Ask for help - Stand up for yourself

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Our different reactions on bullying

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Creative discussion - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Do dreams come true?'


A group discussion about the dream that the wife of Pontius Pilate had about Jesus

The very moment that Pilate is about to make his decision on what to do with Jesus, he receives a message from his wife who had had a dream about Jesus. What should he do about her dream?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate ( Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-26 ).

 

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

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- glass with fresh water
- glass with sour or bitter tasting water ( you could use lemon juice for sourness)
- glass of salt water

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Creative discussion - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Do you let yourself be stirred up?'


A group discussion about the effects of stirring up people

In our Bible story today 'stirring up' plays an important role. The leaders stir up the people to choose for Barabbas and against Jesus. And the people do what is asked of them.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate ( Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-26 ).

 

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Experiment - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Make a noise with a balloon'


How much noise can you make? A fun experiment....

There must have been so much noise in Jerusalem! All those people shouting and screaming. We're going to make lots of noise today with a balloon and a nut.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate ( Matthew 27: 1-2, 11-26 ).

 

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What do you need?

- balloons
- small and large nuts (as in nuts and bolts)
- coins

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