Instead of doing a craft with the girls for Palm Sunday this year, I decided to do some dramatic play with them. I borrowed Angie’s plush lion, Hans, and covered his head with a white shawl. Then I put him on their rocking horse, Kwanzaa, and told the girls to sit while we read a story.
I’d been talking about “the fun surprise” since they woke up, so they were very excited when they saw Hans sitting atop the horse. I told them that Hans was going to be acting as someone in the story, and they had to listen carefully so they could tell me who he was playing.
I read them the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, and Angie guessed quite quickly that Hans was playing the role of Jesus. Afterwards, we practiced saying, “Hosanna to the son of David!” and “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Then the girls stood opposite each other, and I pushed Kwanzaa and Hans forward while they shouted the lines they had practiced.
I told them that we need to remember that Jesus is the King of kings and to praise Him in everything. I also said that I’d chosen Hans because he is a lion, and Jesus is the Lion of Judah.
How do you remember Palm Sunday?