Here is a simple skit that presents Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. This would be wonderful to have the children in your class act out on Palm Sunday so they know the story of what happened on on the Palm Sunday. This can be done as simply as having the children read the script while acting or as elaborately with costumes and memorized lines.
Triumphal Entry: Luke 19:28-38
Characters: Narrator, Jesus, Owner, Disciples (at least 2), the rest of the class can be the crowds
Props: donkey (picture or cut out) and coats or cloth to put on donkey
(Jesus and disciples walk to the front of the room)
Narrator: He was going on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, saying,
Jesus: (pointing to where the donkey is) Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of it.'”
Narrator: So those who were sent went away and found it just as He had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them,
Owner: Why are you untying the colt?
Disciple: The Lord has need of it.
(owner nods head in agreement)
Narrator: They brought it to Jesus, and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it. As He was going, they were spreading their coats on the road.
(Jesus walks around with the donkey while crowd is praising Him)
Narrator: As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, shouting:
Crowd: Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!
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