Art Lessons, Ideas, Activities, and Resources for Teaching the Last Supper, Communion, and Seder.
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Included: Last Supper, Upper room, Judas, Bowl, Feet, This is my body, broken, cup, Do this in remembrance of me, Lord's Supper, Passover, Seder, Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-23; John 13:1-17, 21-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32; Exodus 11:4-8, 12:3-13, 37-39, etc.
Be sure to see the Writing Team's Last Supper Lesson Set
It has a great Art Workshop in it!
Kicking off our group of art ideas...
The Last Supper: "Remember Me"
An Art Workshop Lesson
Summary of Lesson Activity:
Children will make a "Bread Board" and using a wood-burning tool will write 'Remember Me' on it.
The Lord’s Supper is a special time in the life of a Christ Follower when they remember Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us.
Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-23; John 13:1-17, 21-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32; Exodus 11:4-8, 12:3-13, 37-39
“For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.” 1 Corinthians 11:26 (KJV)
- Understand that Jesus began the Lord’s Supper as a special way for us to remember Him and proclaim His death and resurrection until He comes again.
- Understand that the bread and juice are symbols of Jesus’ body and blood.
- Know the events leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection.
- Be introduced to the concept of a covenant and the difference between the old and new covenant .
- Understand that Jesus washed the disciples’ feet to give us an example of servanthood.
- Read the scripture ahead of time
- Gather the Materials
- Become familiar with the project
- wood for breadboards
- leather strips
- wood-burning tools
- The Lord's Supper storytelling activity from "Clip and Tell Some More Bible Stories" by Lois Keffer: copies of patterns for storytelling, feet on beige paper, bread on brown paper, and cup on purple paper. Note: this book is our of print but you may find a copy on the internet, Group Publishing, #9780764420450.
Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction:
Welcome the children and introduce yourself. Tell the children that during this rotation we are learning about some special things that happened before Jesus’ died on the cross and rose again. Ask them why they think we might be learning about that Bible story. (because it’s almost Easter) Tell the children to listen and watch carefully while you tell the story.
Dig- Main Content and Reflection:
Tell the story from The Lord's Supper storytelling activity from "Clip and Tell Some More Bible Stories" by Lois Keffer.
Ask the children what the juice or wine represents (stands for). (Jesus blood)
What does the bread stand for? (Jesus body)
SAY: Before Jesus came to earth, the only way for people to have their sins forgiven was by sacrificing an animal, sometimes a lamb. Blood was shed and the body was broken. Sounds kind of yucky, I know. But sin is kind of yucky too! But when Jesus came to earth and died on the cross, He was the sacrifice for our sins so that those who believe in him would not be weighed down by their sins. His blood was shed and His body was broken. That’s why one name for Jesus is The Lamb of God.
When we have the Lord’s Supper at our church, we remember Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us to set us free from sin so that we could serve God GLADLY without fear.
Suggestion: Invite the pastor to come speak about this subject to the children.
SAY: Today we are going to make a breadboard that you can use at home. Jesus told us to remember Him whenever we take the Lord’s Supper.
Do you think that is the only time we should remember Him? (no)
When are other times we should remember Him? (accept all answers)
SAY: “It sounds like pretty much all the time we should remember Him”
Whenever you and your family use this breadboard at home, it can be a reminder to you to remember Jesus and the sacrifice He made for you by dying on the cross.
Lead the children in:
- choosing a piece of wood
- sanding the rough edges
- drilling a hole for the leather
- looping the leather through the hole and tying it
- wood-burning “Remember Me” into the board.
BE SURE TO FOLLOW STRICT SAFTETY GUIDELINES WHEN OPERATING THE DRILL AND THE WOOD-BURNING TOOLS. BOTH ITEMS SHOULD ONLY BE USED UNDER DIRECT ADULT SUPERVISION!
Pray with the children, asking God to "burn into our hearts the memory of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the tomb for us".
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