This Mary Showed Her Love for Jesus Story Illustration will help kids remember the special love Mary showed to Jesus when she anointed his feet. It will also encourage children to show love for Jesus in their own unique way.
Mary Anointed Jesus' Feet
Shortly before his crucifixion, Mary (the sister of Lazarus) anointed Jesus' feet with expensive oil as an expression of her love and devotion to Jesus. Jesus affirmed her actions and used the situation to point to his coming death. The activities below will help engage kids in this story of one woman's beautiful devotion to Jesus.
There are many ways to show our love for Jesus. Mary (sister to Lazarus and Martha) once anointed Jesus’ feet with perfume. This craft will help remind children that prayer is one way we show our love for Jesus, just like Mary showed her love for Jesus.
This free, printable color page, based on John 12:1-8, will help children learn that Jesus is worthy of our love and devotion. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.
Your children will have a great deal of fun finding the 11 differences between these two pictures, both of which show Mary anointing Jesus’ feet with expensive oil. See if you can spot the differences yourself, then ask your children to help you if you can’t find them all!
This word search puzzle contains 10 words associated with Mary’s anointing of Jesus feet with expensive oil. Not only will this puzzle give your children an opportunity to be reminded about the event’s details, it also will give you an opportunity to ask them how they can show their love for Jesus.
Give your children an opportunity to find out what six words and what one phrase are represented in the seven series of numbers in this coded words puzzle. The puzzle features elements of Mary’s extravagant expression of love to Jesus in John 12:1-7.
This jigsaw puzzle is a great activity to use as you talk to your children about the importance of expressing love for Jesus.
Matching pairs of tiles is a great deal of fun. This match game depicts several different kinds of jars, each of which is a reminder of the jar of expensive oil that Mary used to anoint Jesus’ feet.