Read in 1 min Bible Lessons Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email 3 Fun Palm Sunday Activities That Kids Are Sure to Love Published: February 14, 2020 Use these three fun Palm Sunday activities with kids to help them focus on Jesus. 1. Palm Branch Cookies Your kids will enjoy making and eating these cookies. To make the dough, you’ll need: 1/3 cup shortening, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg, 3 cups sifted flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2/3 cup honey. Sift the baking soda with the flour. Mix all the ingredients and refrigerate. Have children roll the dough into 1/4-inch-thick “snakes.” Have each child make a simple palm branch design on aluminum foil. Transfer the foil to a cookie sheet. Crush green lollipops and sprinkle them between the dough outline. Double-check all of the dough connections before you bake, pressing together areas where strips meet. Bake at 375 degrees for about eight minutes. Watch the cookies carefully as baking time will vary according to the size and complexity of the design. While the cookies are baking, read aloud Matthew 21:1-11. Let baked cookies cool. Then peel the foil from the back of each palm. The dough should feel firm to the touch before you try this. Kids can even carry these cookies on sticks! Just press a small 1/4-inch dowel into the dough when you take the cookies out of the oven. 2. Servant Sandals As an alternative to a foot-washing service, have children make sandals for one another. Form pairs. Have partners trace around each other’s feet onto heavy cardboard. Then cut out foot shapes. Punch six holes in the cardboard—two near the toe, two near the center, and two near the heel. Thread yarn laces through the holes from the underside to the top. These sandals can be tied onto the feet of one partner by the other. Afterward, discuss with children what it means to be a servant. 3. Palm Sunday Hosanna Helpers In any church, there are often many talented volunteers whose gifts go unnoticed. Have children choose helpers in your church who deserve praise for sharing their time and efforts with others in seemingly small ways. These helpers could include people who hang banners, wash communion vessels, or drive shut-ins to holiday services. Create a “Hosanna Helper” award, decorated and signed by the class. Present an award to each chosen helper on Palm Sunday. This is a nice way for kids to tell helpers in your church family that they praise God for their lives and ministries. Looking for even more great ideas for Easter? Check out all our Easter posts. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!