We had so much fun yesterday in Bible school at SHIP El Salvador. Why? The kids got to paint with their feet, hands & fingers as they made their Palm Sunday Crafts. Even though we did this Palm Sunday craft with a group of kids, you can do it in your homeschool.
If you’re looking for a creative way to remind your kids what Palm Sunday is all about, why not try this donkey & palm branches painting? It’s fun, but also gives you the opportunity to talk about Jesus riding a donkey to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. As we did the craft, we discussed the importance of worshiping Jesus on a daily basis.
We combined black & white (washable) paint to make gray for the donkey. Then, we painted the child’s foot. They took turns, coming two at a time. Then, they pressed their foot on the poster. Our team members helped press down their foot, or they stood up to press hard enough.
Next we painted their hands green for palm leaves. They could put as many or as few as they liked around the donkey.
Since we didn’t have enough paint brushes, the kids used their fingers to paint the words “Hosanna” in red, and add details to the donkey (eyes, nostrils, ears, mane)
Even our kids who have muscular dystrophy and live in wheel chairs, enjoyed this fun Easter craft. Our team was awesome, bringing the poster to their feet and helping them with their hand / finger painting.
We let the paintings dry overnight and gave them back the following day.
And some of our 8 year olds got creative with their Palm Sunday crafts by adding happy faces to everything.
They even made the palm branches happy! 🙂
Steve & I go with SHIP El Salvador to work in the orphanage & neighborhood several times a year. We love the relationships we have with the kids we send to private, Christian school. Does your kids have a missionary group or overseas kids they support? If you’d like to know more about SHIP El Salvador, you can read here. Or, click here are my blog posts about the work being done by SHIP El Salvador.
What are you doing in your homeschool to celebrate Palm Sunday & Easter? I’d love to hear any ideas you have.
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