Palm Sunday Paper Leaf Craft

Palm Date cultivation on the banks of the "Dead Sea" in Israel.
Easter is more than a holiday—it is the reason for the hope of Christians. Jesus’ death and resurrection is terrible and glorious to those that love him. For kids, Easter is full of conflicting images. Chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs and the cross get jumbled up in the Christian child’s spirit. Teach your holiday lesson with clarity by providing crafts to reinforce this important lesson.

Palm Sunday Leaf Craft

The Easter story is panoramic and includes many people and special places. Sometimes we forget to include Jesus’ entrance into the city on a donkey. The children sang, “Hosanna!” and greeted him with palm leaves. This palm leaf craft is an excellent way to reintroduce children to the kingship of Jesus.

Supplies: Large sheets of green construction paper. Child-safe scissors.

Directions: Before class cut out as many large leaf shapes as you need. Buy the large size construction paper if needed. Make the leaves long and oval shaped. Fold the leaves in half to make the leaf look like a tropical palm. When children arrive, give them safety scissors. Kids use the scissors to cut the edges making the paper look like fronds. Give kids crayons to write “Hosanna” on the leaves.

Smaller children might find it fun to wave the palms at a volunteer pretending to be Jesus. Play the song, “Hosanna” and allow kids to worship by waving their crafts in the area.


  1. Tami says

    I appreciate that you are more concerned with kids learning about Jesus than making money. I truly appreciate it and my kids have been blessed.

  2. Irene Lem says

    Dear Mimi

    Thank you for this wonderful and beautiful craft! I plan to use Bristol boards so I could make the leaves really big. And we will definitely sing “Hosanna!”


  3. Kathy Mannino says

    Thank you so much for this great Palm Sunday activity. I’m sure it will make the lesson fun for them and also teach them an important story about Jesus.
    God bless you!

  4. Shahzad Sajid says

    Hi thank so much for this wonderful idea. I am going to us them in 2 sunday schools in this week. God Bless u

  5. laura says

    This will be great to use with my flannel board lesson on Jesus entering Jerusalem on the donkey. I will continue searching for an extension to maybe glue to the leaves so kids can hold them and waive them to act it out. Thank you.

  6. Shelly says

    Thanks so much for all the ideas you share here. It really is a great help in the ministry especially for us who are looking for new/fresh ideas to keep the children interested.

    May God continue to be with you as you keep on sharing to us as we reach others while they are still young.

    God bless you and your ministry.

  7. Priti says

    It is wonderful and very practical as well as effective. I love to use for my class and children are always thrilled to do the activities and very attentive. May God continue to give you wisdom and may He bless all your work. Thank you so much..

  8. Ravi says

    thank you so much sir it is very helpful for me………..!
    may god bless you

  9. Vanessa says

    Thank you so much for supplying me with the information i need to be a better Children Church Teacher. May God continue to bless you and your family:^)

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