Book List:
Circle Time:
Center Activities:
Bible Lesson:
Amazing Airplanes
book       lesson

Autumn is for Apples
book       lesson

Barney Says Play Safely
book       lesson

Can You Hear It?
book       lesson

Dream Snow
book       lesson

book       lesson

Grimm's Fairy Tales
book       lesson

I Got Two Dogs
book       lesson

Papa, Please get the
Moon for me.
book       lesson

book       lesson

My Shadow
book       lesson

Spring is Here
book       lesson

St. Patrick's Day
in the Morning
book       lesson

Teddy Bear Picnic
book       lesson

Ten Apples up on Top
book       lesson

The Boat Book
book       lesson

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
book       lesson

The Little Red Hen
book       lesson

The Mixed Up Chameleon
book       lesson

The Three R's
book       lesson

The Tiny Seed
book       lesson

The Very Hungry
book       lesson

There's No Place
like Space
book       lesson

Three Little Kittens
book       lesson

Two Little Trains
book       lesson

Queen of Hearts
book       lesson

We Three Kings
book       lesson

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
book       lesson
Bible Theme: The Triumphant Entry
In this Easter Preschool Lesson, children learn about
the historical triumphant entry and why we celebrate
palm Sunday.
Preschool Theme: Palm Trees/Science Sampler
In this lesson children learn all about different types of
palm trees!  Children also spend time comparing and
contrasting the different trees in their neighborhoods.
Printable Lesson Plan
A printable version of our Palm
Sunday Bible Lesson.  Required
printables are underlined.
-Morning Circle Time
-Preschool Theme
-Letter of the Week
-Music & Movement
-Center Time Activities
-Snack Suggestion
-Thematic Craft
-Bible Theme
-Bible Verse
-Bible Song
-Optional Resources
Music & Movement:
Palm Waving Praise Parade!  After today's Bible lesson, (and
after the children understand that "hosanna" is a shout of
praise, joy, and adoration,) act out the triumphal entry by
giving the children real palm branches to wave in praise of
their savior. (If you don't have access to real palm branches,
use ones cut out from green construction paper.)  Play Steve
"Hosanna" from the "Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol.
1" CD. Wave your palm branches as the children sing
"Hosanna in the Highest!"
Morning Circle:
Show the children colorful images of palm trees. Explain that there are many different
kinds of palms. Use a world map and point out the areas of the world where palms
naturally grow. Explain that there are tiny palms and huge towering palms.  Discuss
how the palm trees differ among themselves, and then compare other native trees in
your area to the palms. How are they the same? How are they different? Use lots of
pictures and allow time for the children to discuss their observations. You might have
a few types of leaves or branches to let the children touch and smell, explaining that
they will have opportunity for further leaf exploration in Centers.
Frond & Leaf Exploration
Spread lots of varied palm fronds, fern leaves, and
other types of leaves around on a table. Include some
photos and books about palm trees, ferns, and other
types of trees for the children to investigate. Place
magnifying glasses on the table to encourage a closer
look. Provide some plain white paper and crayons
and encourage the children to make some artful leaf
Leaf Match/Counting
Prepare template images (basic black and white drawings) of
various types of leaf shapes in varying numbers (you might
have 5 palm leaf images and 2 oak leaf images, etc.) Include
palm tree types as well as fern leaves, maple leaves, oak leaves,
sassafras leaves, etc. Any leaf with a distinct shape will be
helpful. Provide a basic chart with the leaf images on one side
and columns for tallying. Help the children sort out and
categorize the images by leaf shape. Then let them tally up how
many of each type they found.
Island Oasis Center
Create an oasis in your classroom! Use a large sand-colored sheet
and spread it out in a peaceful corner of the room.  Place some
seashells randomly around it to simulate a beach. Put on some
beach nature sounds to listen to, and maybe turn on a fan to create
a breeze. Make some
palm trees for the center of your "island."
Take a large tube (like the ones wrapping paper comes on) and stuff
the top with layers of green tissue paper rolled up into long
"fronds." (Super simple and requires no cutting!) You can prop up
your palm trees by placing the trunks between pillows or bean bags.
Leave some books lying around your little oasis and encourage the
children to chill under the palm trees.
Palm Fans

Make palm fans. Provide a long craft stick for each child. Create a
palm leaf template and prepare a cut-out of a palm branch for
each child. Provide green glitter and glue for each child, and help
the children decorate their palm branches then glue them to their
craft sticks. Let them dry and have the children wave their palm
branches, reminding them of today's Palm Sunday Bible lesson.
Bible Song:  
Hosanna" by Steve Green from the "Hide 'Em in Your Heart
Volume 1" CD.  Use this song in the "Music and Movement" part
of today's lesson
Bible Verse Bracelets:    
Luke 19:38-40 CEV

"They shouted, 'Blessed is the king who comes in the name of
the Lord!
 Peace in heaven and glory to God.' Some Pharisees in
the crowd said to Jesus, 'Teacher, make your disciples stop
shouting!' But Jesus answered, 'If they keep quiet, these stones will
start shouting.'”

Discuss this last powerful statement with the children. How
amazing to think that Jesus said the stones would cry out if the
people had kept quiet!
Humphrey's First Palm Sunday by Carol Heyer
The delightfully goofy camel we met in Humphrey's First Christmas is back,
three decades older and not much wiser. He wants nothing more than to be
the lead camel in the caravan, so he can improve his view. When the
caravan leads him to Jerusalem, he crosses paths with Jesus making his
triumphal entry. Humphrey is delighted to see Jesus, now a grown man, and
remembers the Child to whom he gave his coveted blanket all those years
ago in Bethlehem.
Look at a Palm Tree by Patricia M. Stockland
Beginning readers will compare the main parts of common
trees in this easy-to-read series. Vibrant color photographs
and simple sentences and sight words build their reading
skills. This series meets both science and reading
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Print and laminate for durability.  
Use these as classroom visuals
during your circle time and for
your learning centers.   You can
print an extra set for a matching
game, or even provide children
with leaves to match to each tree.
Read: Look at a Palm Tree by Patricia M. Stockland
Look At a Palm Tree by Patricia M. Stockland. Enjoy learning
all about palms, from roots to fruits.
One very useful type of palm tree is the coconut palm.
Offer some real coconut for the children to sample, and
have some coconut-inspired goodies for snack time.  
(Dried Coconut is often in trail mix)
Read: Humphrey's First Palm Sunday by Carol Heyer
Explain that palm branches were used in honoring Jesus as he
came into the city of Jerusalem the week before he was
crucified.  Tell the children that the moment he came into the
city was kind of like a parade, with all his followers waving
palm branches, cheering and shouting praises as they
welcomed him as their king.
Optional Bible Coloring: Hosanna
This is an optional bible coloring page featuring Jesus atop a
donkey with palm branches on the path.  The bible verse Luke
19:38 is written at the bottom.
Classroom Field Trip:

Visit a botanic garden in your area. Some cities have indoor gardens
that house tropical plants, including palms, in climate-controlled
environments. If you have access to such a garden, take a field trip
there to experience some exotic trees and plants. Alternatively, ask a
botanist or horticulturalist to visit your class and bring in some
examples of tropical plants and trees to explore.
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