What is Pentecost?
One of the major feasts in the Jewish calendar, Pentecost was celebrated fifty days after the Passover. It was a way for the Jews to thank God for their crops. After the resurrection of Jesus, this feast would be celebrated much differently for Christians.
In the book of Acts chapter 2 we find Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples, in Jerusalem. He and other early church members were in Jerusalem to celebrate Pentecost.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2: 1-4
If you can, read all of Acts 2 to get the entire story. By the end of the chapter, thousands believed in Christ Jesus and were added to the early Christian church. Many Christians today celebrate this feast as birthday of the Christian church.
Pentecost for Kids
For older children, here is a printable Word Search.
If you’d prefer to print out a PDF version of this word search here it is:
More Teachable Ideas For Kids
- Pentecost Windsock
- Holy Spirit Science Experiment
- Flame Cupcakes
- Holy Spirit Crackers
- Pentecost Sun Catcher
For younger children, you can easily teach them about this special day by making a Flame Headband.
Easy Flame Headband Instructions:
- Cut out flames (you can use this flame template if you’d like)
- Glue the flames together with a glue stick
- Attach to a paper headband and staple the ends