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 ).

 

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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 ).

 

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What do you need?

- 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 ).

 

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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

What do you need?

- 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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YouTube video - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Pigeons'


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate

Three baby pigeons stir each other up to go looking for a tasty snack. After a lot of effort they don't succeed and end up disappointed with only a worm!

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

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.

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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Icebreaker - Barabbas or Jesus: 'Put your head under water'


A playful introduction to the story of Jesus, Barabbas and Pontius Pilate

Pilate washes his hands rid himself of any guilt. He therefore gains a lot by washing his hands. Are the children willing to go underwater with their heads to ‘gain’ something?

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:

- wrapped sweets
- basin of water
- towels

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Object lesson - Easter: 'Which Jesus will be released?'


A short introduction to the Bible story, which teaches about the names of Barabbas and Jesus.

Use this children's moment to reflect on the meaning of Easter within your Sunday school, Bible lesson or Christian youth work.

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:

- ten A4 envelopes
- ten A4s with text (see download)

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Sunday school lesson - NT - Life of Jesus: 'Paralysed man through roof'


Download the PFD booklet with twelve great ideas on the Bible story of Jesus healing the paralysed man through the roof

Are you looking for a Sunday school lesson on the e story of Zacchaeus in Luke 5: 17 - 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 twelve 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:

*   Is it a duck or a rabbit? - an introduction activity/children’s moment
*   Make a rope together - an icebreaker
*   How do I tell the story myself? - storytelling tips
*   Never without my denture - YouTube video and discussion
*   Bubble fight - a fun science experiment
*   Five lessons from a pencil - a creative object lesson
*   It’s not easy working together! - a creative discussion
*   Reaching the goal - a Bible game
*   Form a body - a Bible game
*   Make a parachute for the egg - a game and crafts activity
*   Make your own story sticks - a crafts activity
*   The fifth friend in the story - 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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Daily Tip - Bible Storytelling: 1. Which Bible story am I going to tell?


Everyday tip for your Sunday school lesson or children’s ministry

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Which Bible story am I going to tell?

Do you know which Bible story you are going to tell? Read the story in different Bible translations and maybe from different children's bibles. Find the translation and narration of the story that best fits the way you want to tell it yourself.

 

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Scripture reference: Genesis 1:5
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