Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Simon the Zealot (apostle)
Simon the Zealot, also known as Simon the Canaanite, was one of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus Christ to follow him. He is mentioned in the lists of apostles in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Simon is believed to have been a member of the Jewish nationalist movement known as the Zealots, which advocated for the overthrow of Roman rule in Palestine. Little is known about Simon's life and ministry, but he is believed to have preached the Gospel in various regions, including Egypt, Cyrene, and Mauritania. He is venerated as a saint in several Christian denominations.
We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Biblical person. These resources are designed to help you teach important life lessons in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.
Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.