Jesus in the Temple as a Boy

We don't know much about Jesus' childhood. We do know that when Jesus was 12, He and His family went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. On the way home, Mary and Joseph noticed Jesus was missing and returned to look for Him. They found Jesus in the temple complex talking with the teachers there. The teachers were amazed at His understanding and insights. These activities are about Jesus in the temple as a boy.

Where Was Jesus Spot the Differences

Let your children try to find all 16 differences between these pictures, both of which show Jesus as a 12-year-old boy talking with the teachers at the temple.

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Where Was Jesus Maze

This maze will give your children an imaginary opportunity to help Mary and Joseph find Jesus, who, as a 12-year-old, was missing following the Passover festival.

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Where Was Jesus Jigsaw Puzzle

The Jewish teachers at the temple were quite impressed with Jesus, the 12-year-old boy who, following the Passover festival, asked weighty questions and shared important insights. Jesus was in His Father’s house, doing His Father’s business. As your children work this jigsaw puzzle, observe that Jesus was special, even as a young boy. Why? Because He was and is God’s Son!

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Where Was Jesus Coloring Page

Your children will have a wonderful time coloring this picture of Jesus as a 12-year-old boy talking with the Jewish religious leaders at the temple.

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