Depending on your church tradition, Pentecost can be a big celebration. But it’s a very important part of the church’s story and something that children will be curious about as they learn to read their Bibles. On this page I’m compiling some resources for teaching the Pentecost story for kids. .
Video Story of Pentecost Children’s Version
What’s in the Bible offers this engaging explanation.
This next video is more of a preschool friendly version.
CrossRoads Kids Club produced this version of the Pentecost story with kids telling it in their own words.
Children’s Bible Lessons about Pentecost
- You can download this free Sunday School Lesson about Pentecost (Acts 2) from our website
- We also have another Pentecost Bible Lesson for Children from another one of our writers.
- Don’t miss our new Children’s Sermon on Pentecost
- A final option is from the second part of Acts 2 with this Bible Study about Pentecost
- Word of Life Says (another website) posted a helpful lesson plan and several Pentecost activities for Sunday School
- Mission Bible Class (another website) shared their Pentecost children’s sermon
Craft & Activities for Pentecost Sunday School
- Our Pinwheel Craft about the Holy Spirit would be especially appropriate.
- We have posted some coloring pages about Pentecost
- Crafting the Word of God (another website) posted a paper cut out fire shape crown
- Worshiping with Kids (another website) has lots of great activities for teaching this Bible story
- Our friends at Catholic toolbox (another website) have a very long list of teaching ideas for Pentecost. Like usual their kids teaching ideas would fit with most any type of church.
The Holy Spirit Comes (aka Pentecost) from Acts 2
The Coming of the Holy Spirit When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” (Acts 2:1-13 ESV)
Quoted from the ESV Bible website. The story gets more interesting when Peter stands up to boldly declare the Gospel with a newfound spiritual power.
“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. (Acts 2:22-24 ESV)
There is a lot more to his sermon, but the conclusion is always what get’s me fired up. Over 3000 people received the Gospel on that day.
Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. (Acts 2:36-41 ESV)