Teach Your Kids about Palm Sunday with the Donkey’s Story

Posted on 03/17/16 by Harvest House Publishers


Jesus went on toward Jerusalem…he sent two disciples ahead. “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here” (Luke 19:28-30).

Make this Palm Sunday extra special by sharing the Bible story with your kids, as told from the donkey's point of view! Let the heart of Easter come alive as you read to your little ones, and discover together the strength of Jesus at work in our weaknesses...

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There once was a donkey—young, weak, and small,

So weak he could carry nothing at all.

Even when children sat on his hide,

He’d wobble and tumble and fall on his side.

No matter how much he tried or he cried,

This was a donkey that no one could ride.

One day two men appeared alongside

The post in the village where the donkey was tied.

They came without warning on that fateful day;

They came and untied him and took him away.

The donkey was frightened. He said to the men,

“Where are we going?” and then said again,

“Where are we going? And what about me?

Please leave me alone and just let me be!”

They walked on for miles and miles until

They got to a town at the foot of a hill.

At the foot of the hill stood a man tall and thin,

Wearing a cloak and a beard on His chin.

He had eyes that seemed sad and longish dark hair

And a voice soft and gentle that floated on air.

He said to the donkey, “It’s time that you knew

About the great thing

That you’re destined to do.

You’ll carry Me into the city—we two.

Into the city, I’ll ride atop you.

My help is enough;

It’s all that you need.

It’s all you require in life to succeed.

The weaker you are,

The more strength I give.

I’ll be there to help you

As long as you live.


Read more of the story in the adorably illustrated book The Donkey That No One Could Ride!

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