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Children’s Message: Pentecost and the Holy Spirit

Use this creative message to help kids experience what may have happened on the day of Pentecost.

Theme: Pentecost

Scripture: Acts 2:1-13

What You’ll Need:

  • a copy of the language list for each person (see below)
  • audio recordings of wind and sirens (search for free sound effects online)
  • a red, yellow, or orange streamer (1 for each person)

Children’s Message: Pentecost and the Holy Spirit

Say: God has sent us the Holy Spirit to help us understand who God is. Let’s pretend to go back in time to the day that God sent the Holy Spirit.

Before we do, take a look at the language list. Find your birth month. The word next to your birth month is the word for “peace” in another language. In a moment, I’ll ask you to greet others with that word, so remember it. Allow time for kids to find their word on the language list, and help kids pronounce their words.

When everyone’s ready to move on, give each child a piece of streamer.

Say: After Jesus died and went up to heaven, he reappeared to his disciples and told them, “Don’t leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised—the Holy Spirit!” They needed to wait for the Holy Spirit.

Grab your streamer, close your eyes, and wait! Start the audio of the wind sounds. Start soft and build volume.

On the day of Pentecost, a mighty windstorm filled the house where the disciples were sitting.

Play the audio louder. Keep your eyes closed as you hold your streamers in the air and wave them. Now open your eyes.

What looked like flames or tongues of fire settled on each of them. Have everyone wave streamers over their heads again.

And everyone was filled with the Holy Spirit and started saying “peace” in other languages. Have kids share the word for “peace” they learned from the language list.

Wow! When God sent the Holy Spirit, it was a big day. God’s gift of the Holy Spirit changed the disciples and the world. And that same Holy Spirit works in us today!

“The Language List”

January……..Salaamata (Afar in Ethiopia)
February…….Yatanpa (Pintupi-Luritja in Australia)
March………..Koosi (Masaba in Uganda)
April………….Nye (Ntomba in Congo)
May…………..Mir (Bosnian)
June………….Fred (Danish)
July…………..Friede (German)
August………Paz (Spanish)
September…Jam (Fula in West Africa)
October……..Udo (Igbo in Nigeria)
November….Huag Totoka (Rotuman in Fiji)
December…..Kapayapaan (Tagalog in Phillipines)

Looking for more children’s messages? Check out 5-Minute Messages for Children. In this book, you’ll find 52 Bible-based messages that will bring kids closer to God. You can find even more children’s messages here.

2 thoughts on “Children’s Message: Pentecost and the Holy Spirit

  1. Community West Church Office

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    • Sierra Archuleta

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