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Good Friday Activities

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When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

  • Comic Strip
  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map
  • Character Map

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Pixton Lesson Plan on Good Friday Activities
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings Christian holidays to life with comics and storyboards.
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings Christian holidays to life with comics and storyboards.

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Good Friday Activities

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Good Friday Activities

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

Explain to students that Good Friday is a Christian religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Some people believe the name, "Good Friday," originated as “God’s Friday." Others believe “good” should be interpreted as "holy." Consider reading aloud the story of the Passion or The Crucifixion of Jesus from your preferred version of the New Testament. Share with students the following symbols associated with Good Friday:

  • The Cross: Sacrifice or hope of redemption.
  • The Lamb: "The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1.29).
  • The Lamp: The Savior's light of the world (Isaiah 62: 1).
  • The Door: The Path to salvation (John 10: 1-2, 7-9).
  • Bread: "Jesus said unto them, 'I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger'" (John 6:35, 48).
  • Crown of Thorns: Jesus, the king of kings was willing endure emotional and physical pain for mankind.

Opening Discussion

Discuss the following:

  • What do you know about Good Friday?
  • What are the history and traditions associated with Good Friday?
  • What do you know about the story of The Crucifixion of Jesus?
  • What did you find to be unexpected or surprising about the history of Good Friday or The Crucifixion of Jesus?
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Comic Strip or Storyboard
    The History of Good Friday

    Complete after opening discussion.

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  • Make a Comic Strip or Storyboard
    Good Friday Traditions

    Complete after class discussion.

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  • Make a Mind Map
    Good Friday Symbols

    Complete after class discussion.

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  • Extension / Modification
    Comic Strip (Extension / Modification)

    On a Comic Strip, illustrate a new Good Friday tradition to honor the sacrifice Jesus made on Good Friday.

  • Extension / Modification
    Character Map (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Character Map to honor the traits, contributions, and quotes of Jesus or another individual from the Bible.

Step 3Concluding discussion with students

Discuss the following:

  • Why do you think the holiday is called "Good" Friday?
  • What other traditions would you like to invent to honor the sacrifice and death of Jesus on Good Friday?
  • How does Good Friday relate to Lent and Easter?
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Pixton Activity: Good Friday Activities 1 The History of Good Friday

Featured Layouts

  • Comic Strip
  • Storyboard

Intro

Explain to students that Good Friday is a Christian religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Consider reading aloud the story of the Passion or The Crucifixion of Jesus from your preferred version of the New Testament.

Instructions

Create a Comic Strip or Storyboard to illustrate the history of Good Friday:

  • Include an appropriate description or dialogue for each panel.
  • Include appropriate illustrations for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Comic Strip

History of Good Friday by Student

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Pixton Activity: Good Friday Activities 2 Good Friday Traditions

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  • Comic Strip
  • Storyboard

Intro

Ask student volunteers to share their family's Good Friday traditions. What do they do on Good Friday to honor the sacrifice, crucifixion, and death of Jesus? Consider encouraging students to invent new traditions to honor the sacrifice of Good Friday.

Instructions

Create a Comic Strip or Storyboard to illustrate modern Good Friday traditions:

  • Include an appropriate description or dialogue for each panel.
  • Include appropriate illustrations for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Comic Strip

Good Friday Traditions by Student

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Pixton Activity: Good Friday Activities 3 Good Friday Symbols

Featured Layouts

  • Mind Map

Intro

Review the symbols associated with Good Friday:

  • The Cross: Sacrifice or hope of redemption.
  • The Lamb: "The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1.29).
  • The Lamp: The Savior's light of the world (Isaiah 62: 1).
  • The Door: The Path to salvation (John 10: 1-2, 7-9).
  • Bread: "Jesus said unto them, 'I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger'" (John 6:35, 48).
  • Crown of Thorns: Jesus, the king of kings was willing to endure emotional and physical pain for mankind.

Instructions

Create a Mind Map that illustrates the role of at least four symbols that have meaning on Good Friday. Each panel should include:

  • A title
  • A detailed description that explains the symbol's significance to Good Friday
  • An appropriate illustration

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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