The Crucifixion of Jesus

Many people are reluctant to talk to kids about the crucifixion of Jesus. 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 Bible activities about the crucifixion of Jesus balance the horror of the event with the sensitivities of young children. You can learn more and go a bit deeper on the topic by reading this additional article.

Good Friday Video

Good Friday Video Story

This Good Friday Video Story is about Jesus’ crucifixion and some of the events leading up to it and can help children understand that Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. The video can be viewed on the site or you are welcome to download the video for use in class or at home.

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Jesus' Crucifixion Story Illustration

Jesus’ Crucifixion Story Illustration

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.

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Crucifixion of Jesus Story Profile

The Crucifixion of Jesus Story Profile

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.

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Good Friday Greeting Card

Good Friday Greeting Card With John 14:6a

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.

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Crucifixion of Jesus Handprint Craft

Crucifixion of Jesus Handprint Craft

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.

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Find Your Way to Jesus' Tomb Maze

Find Your Way to Jesus’ Tomb Maze

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!

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