Maundy Thursday is the day when many Christians remember and celebrate Jesus’ final meal. However, many are unfamiliar with the phrase “Maundy Thursday.” This printable PDF answers the question, “why is it called Maundy Thursday?”
The Last Supper
On the night Jesus was arrested, He shared a special meal with His disciples. It was the annual Passover meal. That Passover meal became the last supper Jesus had with His disciples before His crucifixion and the first "Lord's supper." Many Christians and churches today remember and celebrate this event with Maundy Thursday services. The activities below are related to the events of Jesus' last supper with His disciples prior to His crucifixion.
These colorable Maundy Thursday bookmarks include a picture of the bread and wine and have the words of Jesus, “Do this in remembrance of me,” printed on the front. They can help children celebrate the event and remember what Jesus did for us.
This Good Friday greeting card with John 14:6a will remind the child and the recipient that Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life.” Jesus shared these words with His disciples the night of the last supper just hours before His crucifixion on Good Friday.
In John 13–17 we read that Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples the night before his crucifixion. This free Jesus Prayed for His Followers Teaching Picture shows Jesus with his disciples at this meal and will remind kids that Jesus prayed for His disciples.
This free Jesus Prayed for His Followers Coloring Page shows Jesus with his disciples at the Last Supper and will remind kids that Jesus prayed for His disciples. This coloring page can be used at home or in a class setting like Sunday School.
Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a Parents Connect page to help parents or guardians reinforce the lesson at home during the week following the lesson. This is the A Special Meal Parents Connect Page (NT07L3PC).
Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a full-color teaching picture for use in teaching the lesson. This is the teaching picture for A Special Meal (NT07L3TP). This teaching picture supports the A Special Meal lesson plans.
Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes two lesson plans (Hour A and Hour B). This is the Hour B lesson plan for A Special Meal (NT07L3HB). It includes the Hour B lesson plan and the needed reproducibles for that plan.
Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes two lesson plans (Hour A and Hour B). This is the Hour A lesson plan for A Special Meal (NT07L3HA). It includes the Hour A lesson plan and the needed reproducibles for that plan.
The Lord’s Supper is a significant event in the life of Jesus, and an important milestone in His journey to the cross. This story illustration will help children understand the events which took place that night and why we remember the event.