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Object lesson - Jesus on the cross: ‘What does INRI stand for?’


A hands on activity explaining the meaning of the letters above the cross

In many churches you see the word ‘INRI’ above the cross. This is a summary of the text that was put above Jesus’ cross. But what does it mean? Let’s discover it, using salt dough.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This creative activity 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.

The meaning of INRI explain the meaning of the cross Easter idea for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- 500 gm white flour (not self-raising)
- 250 gm salt
- 250 ml water
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- a picture of the four letters INRI
- large plastic bowls

What do you do:

Tags: Object lessons, Easter , Jesus, Son of God, Good Friday