Sharing Jesus Picture Cards

Activity Objective

To understand the story of how the Holy Spirit helped Philip

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to explain how the Holy Spirit can help them share Jesus with others.


  • Large index cards, unlined
  • Markers, crayons, pencils, pens
  • Bible


  • Lead the children into the activity by asking them to talk about some of the ways we share things with others.
  • Then ask them to consider how we might share ourselves with other people (helping others to feel happy, helping our parents prepare a meal, and so on).
  • Say to the children: Today we're going to learn how we can share Jesus with other people. We will talk about a special sharing time in our Church called Pentecost.
  • Invite the children to find a comfortable seated position and prepare to listen quietly as you read aloud the story about sharing Jesus from Acts of the Apostles 8:26-38.
  • After the reading, ask the children to recall the events of the story. Be sure to focus on how the Holy Spirit helped Philip to share Jesus' love.
  • Invite the children to imagine how happy the man must have felt after his baptism.
  • Provide the children with large index cards and coloring materials.
  • Instruct the children to write at the top of their cards, "I Share Jesus' Love." Write this on the board for the children to copy.
  • Then ask the children to illustrate a way they might share themselves with a friend or family member. Encourage them to think of something that will make the other person happy, just as Philip made the man happy in the Bible story.
  • Conclude by inviting the children to share their illustrations with the group.
  • Encourage the children to share their cards with family members at home by displaying them in a prominent place.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, People Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

30 minutes


As the children share their initial responses to the idea of sharing, write their responses on the board. This will help them develop ideas for their illustrations.