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A Crown for a King

A Crown for a King

What You’ll Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Staples
  • Leaves & Other Nature Items
  • Glue

Getting into the Activity

Create a crown from leaves and then pause to think about how Jesus is King of Kings and what that means for us.

Leaf Crown: Cut a large thick strip of card and staple it into a loop. This will form the structure for the crown, so it needs to be large enough to sit comfortably on a child’s head. Encourage children to look around for large leaves (as well as any other nature items they might want to use to decorate the crown). Once collected, start sticking the leaves onto the crown. Pointy leaves work best for this, as they can then point upwards to create the shape of a crown. When completed let each child wear their crown and show it off, as you think about the below.

King of Kings: Ask the group who would normally wear a crown. A king or a Queen. Tell the group you are going to tell them about a king, who was slightly different to a ‘normal’ king. He didn’t wear fancy robes or have a large palace. A King who had no servants to wait on him or lots of money and jewels to show off. He didn’t even have a country to rule over. Can anyone guess which King you are talking about? It’s Jesus, of course.

Ask the group if they can remember a time when Jesus wore a crown? It was when he was crucified. Does anyone remember what the crown was made from? Thorns. The group have made nature crowns today, but none of them (hopefully!) chose to put thorns in it? Why is that? Can you imagine what it would have been like to wear a crown of thorns? The people who put the crown on Jesus’ head did so as a way of mocking him, because they didn’t believe he really was a king.

Jesus isn’t like any King though, he is King of Kings. His kingdom isn’t on Earth. Can anyone think where his kingdom is? It’s in Heaven.

Its up to all of us to make a choice about if we believe Jesus is King of Kings and if we want to accept him into our lives. Finish in prayer and encourage the group to take home their crowns as a visual reminder of how Jesus is King of Kings.

Keeping Everyone Safe 

  • Activity MUST be supervised by a leader or parent/carer at ALL times.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST assess risk before taking part.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST ensure that current Government guidelines are followed at all times (including social distancing, travel etc).
  • Shared equipment should be kept to a minimum and everyone should sanitise their hands before and after the activity.


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