Need a children’s ministry Easter outreach idea? This Palm Sunday-themed outreach event shares encouragement and hope with Sunday school kids. Then they share the good news of Jesus’ victory with hospital patients.
Victory Palms: A Children’s Ministry Easter Outreach Idea
In this Palm Sunday outreach activity, kids make posters to encourage hospital patients.
Scripture: Romans 8:35-37
- art supplies such as markers, crayons, colored pencils, and glitter glue
- fake palm branches (available at craft stores)
- poster board
- clear vinyl adhesive paper
A Winning Outreach Idea
Contact a local hospital and ask for permission to hang posters in waiting areas or common rooms where patients can see them. Once you have permission, get kids together to create the posters.
Say: In Roman times, palm branches were symbols of triumph and winning, both in games and military successes. When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, the Jewish people honored him by lining the road with palm branches because they expected him to bring victory over the Roman rulers. Today when we think of winning, we don’t usually think of palm leaves.
- What things symbolize winning today?
Have kids create pictures of trophies, crowns, medals, or other symbols of victory by drawing them with markers, crayons, colored pencils, or glitter glue. Then have kids make a victory collage by gluing the cutouts onto a poster board.
Have kids spell out the word victory with fake palm branches and glue it to the poster. Provide markers so kids can add other written words of encouragement and perseverance. Consider using the following Scriptures that talk about winning and triumph: Deuteronomy 20:4; 1 Corinthians 15:57; or James 1:12.