Jesus’ crucifixion was one of the most horrifying events in history. This illustration of Jesus’ crucifixion strikes a balance between the sorrow of the event and the need for an age-appropriate depiction of the scene. Even small children can learn from this illustration.
Many people are reluctant to talk to kids about Jesus' crucifixion. And, it's true that the horrors of His crucifixion can be graphic and disturbing. But, that's part of the point. It's not inappropriate for even young kids to learn that Jesus died a terrible death for our sin. Still, we need to deal with the topic carefully and with sensitivity as we teach it. These Jesus' Crucifixion Bible activities balance the horror of the event with the sensitivities of young children.
The story of Jesus’ crucifixion is arguably the most important story in all of the Bible. This Good Friday story profile provides a simple overview of the story (for kids) along with highlights, points of interest, and an approximate date for the crucifixion event.
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.
This Easter handprint craft relates to the resurrection and will reinforce for children the simple truth that Jesus paid the price for our sins. A list of supplies needed for they typical handprint craft is included in the PDF, but the instructions are self-explanatory.
Working this Find Your Way to Jesus’ Tomb Easter Sunday maze will help children remember that Mary found her way to Jesus’ tomb on the first Easter Sunday morning, and learn that the tomb was empty! Jesus really was alive and is still alive today!