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The Ascension
adapted from Acts 1 and John 20

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Ages: 2 to 6 level: Preschool and Kindergarten, VBS, Sunday school

*After Jesus resurrected he spent 40 precious days with his disciples and then he had to say good-bye.   On this day Jesus gave special instructions and made an important announcement to his disciples.

Activity 1: Read The Ascension of Jesus Online
Here is a short version of what happened on the day that Jesus said good bye  - The Ascension of Jesus or read Bible scripture Acts 1:1-10 and Luke 24:50-53

* On the top of the page is the version for children 3+.  Under that is a very simple version for children under 4 years of age.  Please choose and adapt the version you feel the children are best suited for.

Some words have been marked with an asterisk (*).  At the end of the story you will find the meaning for these words to aid you in explaining these words and concepts.

* The story of The Ascension is one of great joy.  It would seem quite sad to have to say good bye to Jesus so soon, but He does promise to come back and He gives his beloved disciples very important instructions. He instructs his disciples to spread his story around the world.

Enjoy sharing this story with the children.  Children always have questions, it is good to be prepared.

To commemorate The Ascension of Jesus here are coloring pages and a craft activity.  Children three years and older can make a dove craft to symbolize Jesus' triumphant "flight" into heaven and children under three can decorate a dove coloring page.  A coloring page of Jesus giving his last message to the disciples is for all ages.

Activity 2:  2 to 3 year olds - Decorate & Color a Dove
Coloring page: Dove
decorate with a combination of tissue paper,  scraps of construction paper or use water colors or finger paints.  Optional cut out, and attach to craft stick or drinking straw for a hand puppet.
Activity 3:  3 to 6 years olds -Dove Craft
To commemorate Jesus' Ascension let's make the dove craft in the link suggested in the materials column.  The dove can symbolize Jesus' ascension to heaven as well as the message of love he wanted his disciples to spread around the world.

Activity 4:  Animals:  Learn about the Dove | Pigeon and practice the Letter D
While completing the dove activity (craft or coloring page), you can include these related activities where the children can learn about this beautiful bird: the dove/pigeon that has come to symbolize love, unity and peace, also practice the Letter D is Dove.

Activity 5:  The Ascension Coloring Page

Print the coloring page which can be done as a separate activity to reinforce the Bible story reading.  The page link is in the materials column.

External link
Dove Craft

*toilet paper tube
* white paper
*tape o glue

Coloring Page:
The Ascension 

2 to 3 year olds:
Dove coloring page

Decorate with one or a combination of tissue paper, construction paper scraps, white feathers
watercolors or finger paints.

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