YouTube video - Jesus, the King of the Jews: 'The eyes of a child'


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus

In this film, parents and children watch a video in which people pull funny faces. They have to imitate what they see on the video. This all goes fine until the next person on the video is a disabled child who sticks her finger in her nose in order to pull a funny face. The children just copy her, but the adults are suddenly aware of what they are doing and don't participate.

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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How does this film apply to today's Bible story?

In the Bible story Jesus is ridiculed. The soldiers mock him, make faces at him and pretend he is a real king. In this video you're allowed to pull funny faces. But when the person doing this has a disability, the adults find it difficult. This begs the question: How do you deal with people who are 'different'?

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?
If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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Prayer idea - Jesus, King of the Jews: 'How do you feel about the cross?'


As they led Jesus away, they grabbed Simon, a man from Cyrene, who was coming in from the countryside. They put the cross on his back and made him carry it behind Jesus.

How did Simon feel about having to carry the cross? Was he afraid? Angry? Sad? Or maybe thankful that he could help Jesus?
How do we feel about the cross of Jesus?

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?

- a big wooden cross
- popsicle sticks
- scissors
- yarn / wool / rope

What do you do?

 

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Crafts idea - Jesus, King of the Jews: 'A king's scepter or a shepherd's staff'


The Roman soldiers gave Jesus a wooden stick as a kind of scepter.

What a contrast to the shepherd’s staff that he uses as the good shepherd. The stick was meant to ridicule Jesus, whereas he leads people with his staff.

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?

- wooden sticks
- sandpaper
- knives (for older children)
- ribbons,
- stickers
- flowers
- paints and paintbrushes
- felt-tip pens

What do you do?

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Game - Jesus, King of the Jews: 'Helping to carry Jesus' cross'


The Roman soldiers force Simon of Cyrene is forced by the Roman soldiers to carry Jesus’ cross.

This is a burden, but maybe also a privilege. That's what this game is about.

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

 

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?

- 24 white plastic cups
- 11 coloured cups
- chocolate Easter eggs
- sticky tape

What do you do?

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Creative discussion - Jesus, King of the Jews: 'My will or God's will?'


Jesus surrenders himself to God's will on the cross. What does it mean to surrender to God's
will?

By means of two blue and two red boxes you can explain this very clearly.

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?

- small blue box with 'my will' on it
- big blue box with "my will" on it
- small red box with "God's will" on it
- large red box with 'God's will' on it

What do you do?

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Creative activity - Jesus, King of the Jews: 'How does a .... walk?'


A drama exercise in which we move like some of the main characters in this Bible 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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Experiment - Jesus, King of the Jews: 'The exploding lemon'


A fun science experiment to help the children think about the overflowing love of Jesus

It’s strange how something as sour as a lemon can overflow with colour. You could compare it to the overflowing love of Jesus that becomes visible through the 'sourness' of the cross.

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?

- lemons
- boards
- knives
- (food) dye
- washing up liquid
- teaspoon
- bicarbonate of soda

What do you do?

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Storyteling tips - Jesus, King of the Jews: 'How do I tell the story myself?'


Use these two great ideas to tell the story in a new way

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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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 - Jesus, King of the Jews: '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

What do you do?

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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.

Zacchaeus come out of your tree complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Zacchaeus for childrens ministry kidmin childrens church


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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