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Bible story: Jesus' triumphal entry on a donkey

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Jesus' triumphal entry on a donkey

The account of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey is found in all four Gospels: Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19. As Jesus approached Jerusalem, he sent two disciples ahead to fetch a donkey for him to ride on. The disciples laid their cloaks on the donkey, and Jesus rode into the city as a fulfillment of the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9, "Say to Daughter Zion, 'See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'" The people welcomed him as a king, laying their cloaks and palm branches on the ground and shouting, "Hosanna!"

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.

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