What You Need
Tissue, scarf, paper plate – some item to be a pretend leaf
What You Do
Give your child a pretend leaf and line up for a parade throughout your home. March around waving your leaves in the air and shouting, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus!” Take turns with your child leading the parade.
Say, “We’re going to celebrate Jesus like they did in our Bible story! Lots of people celebrated Jesus in our Bible story today. They wanted to celebrate Jesus because of the way He loved people and could do amazing things that no one else could do. When they heard that Jesus was coming, they waved palm branches in the air and said, ‘Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus!’
“Let’s have our own parade and celebrate Jesus! Here we go! (Walk and cheer together.) Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus! Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus! Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus!” (Continue as long as the children are having fun and time allows.)
Dear God, we want to celebrate Jesus every day by doing what He told us to do and love people the way He loves us. Please help to love each other the way Jesus loves us. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen