Report from Jerusalem

Pentecost Activity

Activity Objective

To review the Pentecost story (found in Acts of the Apostles 1?2:41)

Lesson Outcome

The children will recall the story of Pentecost and Peter's message to the first Christians by creating short news releases describing the events.


  • Bibles
  • Writing materials
  • Simple props as needed (optional)


  • Divide the children into four groups.
  • Explain that they will be recalling the events of the first Pentecost (as described by Luke in the first two chapters of the Acts of the Apostles) by creating a short news release for each part of the story.
  • Provide each group with Bibles and one of the following Scripture references:

The Ascension?Acts of the Apostles 1:1-12

The Waiting Period in Jerusalem?Acts of the Apostles 1:13-26

The Coming of the Holy Spirit?Acts of the Apostles 2:1-3

Peter's Speech and the Three Thousand Baptisms?Acts of the Apostles 2:14-24, 36-41


  • After reading their Scripture passage, each group should decide the most important ideas contained in it and then create a short (about 30 seconds) news release about their part of the Pentecost story.
  • Each group will need to decide who will be their reporter and how they will present it to the rest of the children.
  • Encourage the children to use any simple props that would be appropriate.

Learning Styles

Body Smart, People Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


One person from each group could act as the reporter and give the news release, or the reporter could interview one or more important persons involved in the event.


If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.