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Focus on the Sunday Gospel for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Use this unit study to help teach children about Holy Week, Christ's death, and the need for us to make good decisions lest we end up in sin. This lesson is based on the account of the Passion of Our Lord, Jesus Christ in St. Matthew 27:11-54.

Palm Sunday begins Holy Week. Cycle A does not focus on Christ’s entry into Jerusalem but rather on the Passion of the Lord. Examining the sufferings of Christ reminds us of man’s role and participation in His crucifixion. Choices were made that had a direct impact on the life of Christ. As Christians, we are called to make good choices, including to love God and avoid sin.

This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.

This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-What Should I Do? Poster
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-What Should I Do? Coloring Sheet
-What Should I Do? Trace & Color Sheet in Manuscript
-What Should I Do? Trace & Color Sheet in Cursive
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-How to Make a Good Choice Get the Gospel Trading Card
-The Passion of the Lord F3 KWL Activity
-Jesus Before Pontius Pilate Picture Puzzle (4 Levels) 4pc., 9pc., 12pc., & 20pc.
-Palm Sunday, The Passion of the Lord Mini-Book
-Some Events of Holy Week Cut-N-Paste Activity


Palm Sunday Liturgy Lesson Cycle A


There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged to use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students or to meet the allotted class schedule.

Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (Cycle A)
Focus: The Passion of the Lord
Theme: We must make good choices.
Gospel: Matthew 27:11-54
CCC: 574-576, 595-598, 1169, 1788, 1806, 1835

File Size4.23 MB
Create DateFebruary 16, 2017
Category Tags   Holy Week     Liturgical Cycle A     Liturgy Lesson     Palm Sunday  
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