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I always feel we tend to commercialize so many special holidays. And most often than not, the essence of why the day is celebrated is lost.
So with our focus to keep Christ in Easter, I wanted to do an easy Palm Sunday craft for kids.
Our Hosanna Branch Wavers are a great (and super easy) craft to do with the younger kids…
and one that your older elementary school-aged kids will also enjoy.
How to make this Easy Palm Sunday Craft for Kids
Supplies to make 2 Hosanna Branch Wavers:
Time needed to complete the craft:
Under 10 minutes!
1. Outline your child’s hand on the green construction paper. (Make a minimum of 6 outlines. 8-10 will make your child’s waver really wave!)
2. If your child is old enough to use a pair or scissors, allow him/her to cut around the handprint outlines.
Else leave this part to the adult supervising the craft.
3. Now stick the handprint outlines two on each row and build on upwards.
4. Finally tape two craft sticks to the bottom of the “branch” securely with the tape.
(I stuck two sticks on top of each other and made the kids’ handles thicker.)
And there you have it…two Hosanna Branch Wavers!
Now get the kids to settle down with their Hosanna Branch Wavers and read out of Matthew 21:1-9.
After they listen to the story of the Triumphal Entry, put on some upbeat Christian music and allow them to dance with their Wavers as if they were in the crowds that day in Jerusalem.
Oh and make yourself a Hosanna Branch Waver too.
Your kids will never forget the story of Christ’s Triumphal Entry after this!
Looking for a Palm Sunday craft for older kids?
Try these Paper Palm Crosses!
For more resources to teach kids the Easter story and celebrate Christ’s Resurrection, visit these links: