Sunday School Lesson: The Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12

Download this Sunday School lesson about the Beatitudes. It is based on Matthew 5 and the opening of Jesus’ sermon on the mount. Teach kids how the Jesus defined happiness in a new way that centered on a person’s relationship to God.

February 2, 2020 Sunday School Lessons

These lesson plans includes the complete teachers guide, coloring page, children’s sermon, craft ideas, and worksheets. It’s everything you need to teach your Sunday School lesson.

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Crafts on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5)

Beatitudes Craft ideas – Teach the Beatitudes with these Craft ideas for Sunday School. Download the directions, gather your supplies, and watch our demonstration video below. These are perfect for your Sunday School or children’s ministry.

The beatitudes can seem somewhat confusing and contradictory for young children. What does it mean to be blessed? And why would someone who is sad or shy or hurting receive good things? The main idea to communicate is that we can have hope and peace when we place our faith in Jesus Christ alone. He has great plans for our lives if we follow Him first. These crafts aim to provide reminders for students of what it means to be “blessed”. These are also helpful tools for students working on memorizing the verses of the beatitudes.

Children’s Sermon on the Beatitudes

This Children’s Message on the Beatitudes also has a little fun with the Groundhog Day holiday. It’s one the church will remember for years to come!

Main Objective: Today’s culture seems to say that we should seek happiness in pleasures or find success in our own power. The words and actions of Christ clearly defied those ideas, emphasizing that our hope and strength are found in God. This message communicates the same to children, reminding them that hope should be placed not in things that can change with circumstance, but in our unchanging Lord.

The Sermon on the Mount – Bible Story for Kids

One of Jesus’ sermons is called the Sermon on the Mount. He talked all about God’s love; then he went right out and showed us what God’s love looks like. You can read about it in Matthew 5-7.

More Lesson Ideas on the Beatitudes


Matthew 5:1-12 (NIV) The Beatitudes

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,     for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:1-12 NIV
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