Ascension Sunday School Lesson from Acts 1 and Luke 24

This week the children will be learning about the Ascension of Jesus. These Sunday School Lessons are based on the passages in Luke 24 and Acts 1 where Jesus is take up to heaven. For this week’s Bible curriculum, we’ve included everything you need to teach. Simply download the lesson materials below.

There are several options for this week’s lesson – the first download includes complete teacher notes, craft examples, object lessons, a preschool version, coloring page, and worksheets. Use it in your children’s ministry this Sunday, May 24th, 2020.

Sunday School Lessons for celebrating the Ascension of Christ

Crafts & Games about the Ascension of Christ

Use these Ascension crafts when teaching kids about the Jesus going up to heaven. They work with any Acts 1:1-11 lesson plan for Sunday School. Download the craft directions, watch our how-to instructions video, and then gather your craft supplies.

Ascension of Jesus Children’s Message / Object Lesson

The Ascension of Jesus: He’ll be Back, Meanwhile, Follow the Written Instructions! Main Objective: This children’s message is meant to remind children that they should joyfully proclaim the news of Christ. Jesus promised to return one day, and assured us that He would send comfort and hope. Meanwhile, our earthly job is to share the love of God with one another.

Kids Bible Story about Jesus Going Up to Heaven

Sunday School Coloring Pages

More Ideas for Teaching Acts 1:1-11 Bible Story to Kids

Luke 24:44-53

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”  50 And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple blessing God.

–Luke 24:44-53

Acts 1:1-11

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. And while stayingwith them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Acts 1:1-11 ESV

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