Quest :: We can celebrate Jesus.  

Main point: We can celebrate Jesus.
Bible story: Palm Sunday ● Matthew 21:1-16 

As a family, watch this week’s video and discuss these questions together:

  • Our Bible story was about a very special day that we’re celebrating today. What is it called? (Palm Sunday)
  • When Jesus came through town, did the people want to show that Jesus is special? (yes)
  • What did the people lay on the ground: their coats or their cats? (coats)
  • What did they wave in the air? (palm branches)
  • When Jesus rode through town and the people celebrated, what did they shout? (“Hosanna, Hosanna!”)
  • Can you celebrate Jesus, too? (yes)

 

Family Activity: Let’s Celebrate Jesus

WHAT YOU NEED: activity page (or your child’s Group Guide if they received one in Quest at your campus)

WHAT YOU DO: 

  • Before the Activity: Print off the activity page and encourage your child to color one of the palm branches. Then help your child cut it out. (If your child received a Group Guide at your campus this weekend, help them cut out the palm branch on page five.) 
  • During the Activity: Read the prompts below and encourage your child to respond.

WHAT YOU SAY: 

  • Before the Activity: “Just like the people celebrated Jesus on Palm Sunday, you’re going to wave your palm branch while we talk about how we can celebrate Jesus!” 
  • During the Activity: 
    • “If you can celebrate Jesus by singing worship songs, wave your palm branch in the air. If you can celebrate Jesus by singing your ABCs, set it on the floor.”
    • “If you can celebrate Jesus by playing a game, wave your palm branch in front of you. If you can celebrate Jesus by saying thank you, wave it behind you.”
    • “If you can celebrate Jesus by going to the park, wave your palm branch in a circle. If you can celebrate Jesus by coming to church to learn about Him, wave it back and forth.”
    • “If you can celebrate Jesus by telling others how much you love pizza, wave your palm branch in front of your belly. If you can celebrate Jesus by telling others how great Jesus is, wave it in front of your face.”
  • After the Activity: “Those are all great ways we can celebrate Jesus! One more way we can celebrate Jesus is by showing everyone how much He loves them. Who can love like Jesus?” (I can love like Jesus.)