Sunday School Lesson

The Last Supper

Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-30; John 13:18-30
“The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’” (1 Corinthians 11:23) In this lesson, kids plan their dream menu for a party, watch an animated video on The Last Supper, play Pictionary, and craft a fridge magnet to remind them that Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins.

Lesson Overview

1

Get Them Curious

Prepare kids for an exciting
learning journey.

Dream Party Menu

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper1

Kids plan their perfect menu for a party.

2

Screen Time

Show kids a video on the
Bible story.

The Last Supper

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper2

The Story of Easter (The Last Supper), by Saddleback Kids

3

Make it Stick

Help kids remember the
Bible story.

The Last Supper Picture Story

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper3

Kids re-tell the story of The Last Supper with picture prompts.

4

Dig Deeper

Help kids grasp
the big idea.

Celebrations Pictionary

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper4

In this celebrations-themed Pictionary game, players discover associations between objects and special events.

5

Walk the Talk

Help kids live out
the
big idea.

Fridge Magnet

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper5

Kids make fridge magnets to remind them that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.

6

Take it Home

Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.

Remember…

The Last Supper Take it Home-01

Help kids reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins.

Big Idea

The bread and wine remind us that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.

Key Verse

Do this in remembrance of me. Luke 22:19

Live it Out

We should regularly remind ourselves that Jesus died for the forgiveness of our sins.

This Sunday School Lesson requires some advance preparation. For a consolidated summary of preparation, supplies and free printables required, please scroll to the bottom of this lesson.

1. Get Them Curious – Dream Party Menu

Divide into small groups.
(We suggest a group size of 3-5 kids. Groups can be larger, but smaller groups allow everyone to be involved.)

Tell the children to imagine that they are planning a party.
As a group, they have to decide:

  • What is the special occasion for the party?
  • What food will they be serving? 

Give each group:

  • Paper
  • Several kids’ menus that kids can cut up (print these off the internet)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers

Each group must create the most delicious menu for their special occasion.
(Encourage them to be go crazy and include all their favorite foods.)


Either write, draw, or cut out the items they like from the sample kids’ menus provided.

Have each group present their menu to the class.

 

Discuss:

  • Which was your favorite menu?
  • What are some occasions for parties? 

Say: In today’s Bible story, Jesus and his disciples gathered to celebrate a Jewish festival. Let’s watch a video on The Last Supper.

 

Pray: Dear God, thank you for parties and celebrations! And thank you for Jesus! Please teach us more about Jesus through today’s Bible story, The Last Supper. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

2. Screen Time – The Last Supper

This is our favorite YouTube video on The Last Supper: https://youtu.be/SigoALSS1R8

Before you begin, tell the children to pay attention to 2 very special items that Jesus and the disciples ate and drank during the meal.

3. Make it Stick – The Last Supper Picture Story 

Remember to download The Last Supper Picture Story Printable and Slide 2 (The Last Supper Picture Story Sequence).

The Last Supper Sunday School Lesson Picture Story Printable        Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide2

For The Last Supper Picture Story Printable, you will need to print 1 copy for each group of kids.
(We suggest a group size of 3-5 kids. Groups can be larger, but smaller groups allow everyone to be involved.)

 

Discuss: What Bible story did we just watch?

Show Slide 1 (Sunday School Lesson Title & Bible Reference):
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide1

For older kids, you may like to have them open their Bibles to Luke 22:7-23.

Divide into small groups.
Give each group:

  • The Last Supper Story Pictures Printable
  • Scissors

Tell kids that the pictures in the printable are in the wrong order.

Within their groups, they must cut up the pictures, arrange them in the correct order, and recall today’s story.

Give the groups enough time to talk through the story.

When all the groups are done, show Slide 2 (The Last Supper Picture Story Sequence).

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide2

 

For each picture in the slide, have one group volunteer to tell that part of the story.

Here are some questions you may ask to prompt the kids:

  1. What festival were the Jewish people celebrating?

  2. How did the disciples find the place where Jesus planned to eat the Passover meal?

  3. What did Jesus say about the bread?

  4. What did Jesus say about the wine?
  5. What did Jesus say about one of the disciples?

  6. What did Jesus promise His disciples?

4. Dig Deeper – Celebrations Pictionary

Remember to download, print and cut up the Celebrations Pictionary Cards in advance.
Sunday School Lesson Celebrations Pictionary Cards

Remove any of the cards with celebrations that your class may not be familiar with.

Have volunteers take turns to pick a card and, without speaking, draw the special day.

The rest of the class must try to guess the special day.

 

Discuss:

  • Which did you enjoy more? Drawing or guessing?
  • Was it easy to draw these special days? Why or why not?

Say:

  • Some special days are easy to draw because of symbols that are commonly associated with them.
  • For example, when you draw a cake with candles, most people will think of birthdays.

Show the children the Holy Communion elements.

(Ideally, show the kids what your church uses. Alternatively, show a picture of these elements.)

 

Discuss: In today’s video, what does Jesus want the bread and the wine to remind us of?

 

Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

 

Say:

  • While Jesus was eating with His disciples, He knew that He would leave them soon. One of His disciples would betray Him, and He would be put to death on a cross.
  • But Jesus did not deserve to die on a cross. He is the Son of God. While He was on earth, He did many wonderful things like healing the sick, walking on water, and raising people from the dead. He was perfect and He never sinned.
  • Jesus died on the cross not because of His own sins but ours. Instead of us being punished for all the wrong things that we have done, Jesus took our place.
  • Because of what Jesus did, our sins can be forgiven, and we can have a relationship with God.

If you have pre-believer kids in your class, you may like to do a Gospel presentation and invite them to put their faith in Jesus. Here are some resources that you may find helpful: www.LetTheLittleChildrenCome.com

 

Say:

  • Jesus did not want His disciples to forget about Him.
  • Jesus wants us to regularly take the bread and wine to remind ourselves about Him.
  • This special meal is called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper. We have this special meal regularly in church.
  • The bread reminds us of Jesus’ body, and the wine reminds us of His blood.
  • The bread and wine remind us that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.

Show Slide 3 (Big Idea): 
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide3

Have everyone read the slide.

5. Walk the Talk – Fridge Magnet

Remember to download, print and cut up The Last Supper Fridge Magnet Printable in advance.

(At this stage, only cut along the dashed lines.)
The Last Supper Fridge Magnet Printable

 

Show kids a sample of The Last Supper Fridge Magnet that you have made.

The Last Supper Fridge Magnet4a

Tell kids they will be making their own The Last Supper Fridge Magnet.

You will need for each child:

  • The Last Supper Fridge Magnet Printable
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Scissors
  • Craft Glue
  • 1 piece of foam sheet (about 4” by 5”)
  • 1 magnet

Here’s how to make The Last Supper Fridge Magnet:

1. Color The Last Supper Fridge Magnet Printable.

The Last Supper Fridge Magnet1a    The Last Supper Fridge Magnet1b    The Last Supper Fridge Magnet1c

 

2. Cut along the black solid lines.

The Last Supper Fridge Magnet2

 

3. Paste it onto the foam sheet.

The Last Supper Fridge Magnet3a    The Last Supper Fridge Magnet3b    The Last Supper Fridge Magnet3c

 

4. Cut the foam sheet into any shape you like.

The Last Supper Fridge Magnet4a    The Last Supper Fridge Magnet4b    The Last Supper Fridge Magnet4c

 

5. Paste the magnet on the back of the foam sheet.

The Last Supper Fridge Magnet5

 

Have everyone read the text on their fridge magnets.

 

Discuss:

  • Who said this?
  • What did Jesus mean by “do this”?

Show Slide 4 (Key Verse): 
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide4

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Discuss:

  • What does Jesus want His disciples to remember?
  • Why is it important that we remember that Jesus died on the cross for our sins?

Say:

  • Jesus wants us to remember that He died on the cross for our sins, so that we will…
      • Always remember that Jesus loves us, and that we are precious to Him.
      • Be thankful to Jesus for taking the punishment for our sins.
      • Trust and obey Jesus because He loves us so much that He died on the cross for our sins.
      • Love and honor others because Jesus loves them and He wants us to love them too.
      • Look forward to the day when Jesus will return and be with us forever.
  • We should regularly remind ourselves that Jesus died for the forgiveness of our sins.

Show Slide 5 (Live it Out): 
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide5

Have everyone read the slide.

6. Take it Home – Remember…

Say: Let’s recall all that we have learned today. Can you remember the title of today’s Bible Story?

Show Slide 1 again (Sunday School Lesson Title & Bible Reference):
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide1

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Say: Can you remember today’s big idea?

Show Slide 3 again (Big Idea):
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide3

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Say: Can you remember today’s key verse?

Show Slide 4 again (Key Verse): 
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide4

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Say: How can we live out today’s lesson?

Show Slide 5 again (Live it Out): 
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide5

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Say: From today’s Bible story, we learned that the bread and wine remind us that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Jesus wants us to regularly remind ourselves about this.

 

Discuss:

  • Do you sometimes forget things? Tell us more.
  • What can you do if you want to make sure that you don’t forget something important?

Say:

  • We made a fridge magnet today.
  • We can use this to help us remember Jesus.
  • We can stick it on the fridge (or anywhere else) where we will see it every day.

Discuss: Where would you put this fridge magnet if you want to use it to remind you about Jesus?

 

Give each child a copy of The Last Supper Take it Home Handout and The Last Supper Word Search

The Last Supper Take it Home-01  The Last Supper Take it Home-02

 

Easter Word Search The Last Supper

Say:

  • Jesus wants us to regularly remind ourselves that He died for the forgiveness of our sins.
  • Let’s write down your personal response to God in the Live it Out section on the first page. Then spend some time on your own talking to God about these things.

Here are some responses that kids can write:

  • I will give thanks to Jesus for dying on the cross for my sins.
  • I will remember that Jesus loves me.
  • I will remember that I am precious to Jesus.
  • I will trust and obey Jesus.
  • I will love and honor everyone.

Say: The other pages are for you to do at home. Tell me next week about what you did at home!

 

Give everyone some time to write down their Live it Out action plan before ending the lesson with this closing prayer:

Pray: Dear Jesus, thank you for today’s Bible lesson on The Last Supper. Thank you that you love us so much that you died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. We confess that we have done wrong things; please forgive us. Please help us to regularly remind ourselves about you and your death on the cross for our sins. Please help us to always trust and obey you, Jesus. Please also help us love everyone around us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Lesson Preparation and Supplies

Here’s a summary of all the preparation, supplies and free printables required for this lesson.

1

Get Them Curious

Prepare kids for an exciting
learning journey.

Dream Party Menu

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper1

Kids plan their perfect menu for a party.

For this activity, you will need to divide your class into small groups (3-5 kids per group).
For each group, you will need:

  • Paper
  • Several kids’ menus that kids can cut up (print these off the internet)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers

2

Screen Time

Show kids a video on the
Bible story.

The Last Supper

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper2

The Story of Easter (The Last Supper), by Saddleback Kids

Ensure that you can play this YouTube video:
The Story of Easter (The Last Supper), by Saddleback Kids (Video URL: https://youtu.be/SigoALSS1R8)

3

Make it Stick

Help kids remember the
Bible story.

The Last Supper Picture Story

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper3

Kids re-tell the story of The Last Supper with picture prompts.

Download Slide 1 (Sunday School Lesson Title & Bible Reference):
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide1

 

Download The Last Supper Picture Story Printable.

The Last Supper Sunday School Lesson Picture Story Printable

You will need for each group:

  • 1 copy of The Last Supper Picture Story Printable
  • Scissors

(We suggest a group size of 3-5 kids. Groups can be larger, but smaller groups allow everyone to be involved.)

 

Download Slide 2 (The Last Supper Picture Story Sequence):
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide2

4

Dig Deeper

Help kids grasp
the big idea.

Celebrations Pictionary

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper4

In this celebrations-themed Pictionary game, players discover associations between objects and special events.

Download, print and cut up the Celebrations Pictionary Cards.
Sunday School Lesson Celebrations Pictionary Cards

Remove any of the cards with celebrations that your class may not be familiar with.

 

Prepare a set of Holy Communion elements to show the children. (Ideally, show the kids what your church uses. Alternatively, show a picture of these elements.)

 

Download Slide 3 (Big Idea):
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide3

5

Walk the Talk

Help kids live out
the big idea
.

Fridge Magnet

Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper5

Kids make fridge magnets to remind them that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.

Download, print and cut up The Last Supper Fridge Magnet Printable.

Each printable can be shared amongst 4 kids.
Cut along the dashed lines to divide into 4.The Last Supper Fridge Magnet Printable

 

For each child, you will need:

  • The Last Supper Fridge Magnet Printable
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Scissors
  • Craft Glue
  • 1 piece of foam sheet (about 4” by 5”)
  • 1 magnet

Make 1 The Last Supper Fridge Magnet in advance.
(Follow the instructions in “Walk the Talk” section above.)

You will need to show kids your sample craft.

 

Download Slide 4 (Key Verse):
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide4

 

Download Slide 5 (Live It Out):
Sunday School Lesson - The Last Supper Slide5

6

Take it Home

Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.

Remember…

The Last Supper Take it Home-01

Help kids reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins.

Download The Last Supper Take it Home Handout. You will need to print 1 copy for each child.

The Last Supper Take it Home-01  

 

Download The Last Supper Word Search. You will need to print 1 copy for each child.

Easter Word Search The Last Supper

 

It would be good to tell parents about the Take it Home Handout. Encourage them to do the suggested family activity with their child.

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