This Sunday is the first Sunday in March! Unbelievable! The promise of Spring. The newness of the world. The newness of LIFE! Just four weeks until Easter, one of my very favorite holidays of the year!
As you start preparations for that Big Sunday coming up, I want to remind you how special the Sunday before Easter can be in the lives of your church families – Palm Sunday. I’m afraid that sometimes we get all excited about Easte0r Sunday because of what WE get to do…new clothes, eggs, candy, etc., instead of what He did that day. So, one thing I love about Palm Sunday, is that we truly focus on praising Jesus Christ. Now, I’ll be honest, I don’t remember as a child ever having celebrated Palm Sunday at my church or in my home! I know! Right??? And therefore, as I started my own family, I didn’t know anything about passing down traditions that accompany this special day. So…today, I’m stopping that cycle!
I’ve been looking at one of my favorite sites (Pinterest!) to get some ideas of what can be done to celebrate Palm Sunday. There are some great ideas on there, and I’ve shared a few on the Lifeway Kids Easter board on Pinterest.
Here are a couple of the ideas I pinned to our board. Tracing hands to make a “palm” leaf or guiding a child to make a road on construction paper and then adding strips of fabric as “the cloaks” that were put down in front of Jesus as He entered Jerusalem.
There are tons of others out there! I hope you’ll take some time to gather ideas to use in your Sunday School class or maybe even in your home. If you’ve got some great ways your church celebrates Palm Sunday, please share!