To put this story in context, see this visualization of the chronology of Holy Week.
This story occurs in all 4 gospels with varying degrees of details. We are choosing the Mark version as the basis for this lesson because it is the most concise and contains most of the elements of this story. We strongly encourage you to read all 4 gospel accounts in your preparation.
There are several parts to this story that paint the whole picture:
get your kids talking and engaged
Have you ever seen our church do a "Lord's Supper" or "Communion" service? Does anyone know why we do that?
Today, we are going to learn about the time Jesus had his Last Supper with his disciples, which is why we do the Lord's Supper in memory.
teach a holistic story
Read story from a Children's storybook Bible for younger children.
For older children, read the story from an age-appropriate Children's storybook Bible or read directly from the Bible.
give them basic Bible skills
Scripture for Kids to Read Aloud: Mark 14:12-26
make sure they understand the story
First, ask the children if they have any questions about the story. What to do if you don't know the answer?
help them apply the story to their lives and open up a conversation about faith and the gospel; close with prayer
hide God's Word in their heartBelieve in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31 ESV)