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Two Preschool Good Friday Crafts

written by: Akili Amina • edited by: Sarah Malburg • updated: 6/6/2012

Looking for Good Friday preschool craft ideas? Here are two preschool activities in observance of this day to teach your preschoolers why Jesus sacrificed His life for all when He died on the cross.

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    What Is Good Friday?

    Cross Good Friday is a religious or holy day for Christians worldwide. It was on that day Jesus, the son of God, was crucified for all the sins of this world. This day represents the atonement that Jesus made for our sins present, past, and future.

    Jesus was the last pure sacrifice that God would accept, and there will never be any other. Jesus knew his life was meant to be given back to God because man had to go to priests in that time in order to redeem themselves. After Jesus died on the cross, He made it possible for anyone to go to God at anytime or anywhere. The only requirement is that you acknowledge Jesus in your prayers and during your time of salvation or giving your life over to God.

    Jesus says that "I am the door" {John 10:9 KJV} meaning that the only way you can get to God is by recognizing what He has done for us when He died on the cross. He is also called "The Lamb of God" {John 1:29 KJV} or the last sacrifice.

    Your class can learn more about this worldwide day of mourning when you teach them the meaning of this day. They will learn more about Jesus after putting together these preschool Good Friday crafts.

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    Crafts

    Lamb The Cross

    • Materials: You will need to gather purple fabric, glue, Popsicle sticks, one-inch thick Styrofoam, safety scissors, sandpaper, and green paint.
    • Instructions: Break off the ends of a Popsicle stick and use the sandpaper to make them smooth. Glue the short one to a full size stick in a cross-like manner and let dry. Cut a circle out of the Styrofoam and paint it green. Drape the purple cloth around the cross and glue it down. Stand the cross in the middle of the Styrofoam, and put glue all around it. The finished activity will teach children the important of the Cross.

    The Lamb

    • Materials: You will need to collect cotton balls, a cutout of a lamb, markers, glue, safety scissors, and construction paper.
    • Instructions: Print and cut out the drawing of the lamb for each of the children. Glue the lamb onto a piece of construction paper. Glue the cotton balls on the lamb cutout. Have the children draw the sky, clouds, sun, and a depiction of God if they want to. Explain to them that the lamb represents Jesus and that He was sacrificed to God. Explain to them that is why we observe Good Friday because it was the day that Jesus gave us salvation.

    Your children will enjoy these easy preschool Good Friday crafts. They will have a deeper understanding of why we love Jesus because of what He has done for us. They will understand the concept in a way that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

References

  • Images: Microsoft Word ClipArt

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