Easily teach kids about the Last Supper during Easter Week with this family-friendly dinner idea and printable discussion cards!
Easy Last Supper Idea For Passover Thursday
Are you wondering how to bring Christ into your Easter celebrations?
Our family has been following our family-friendly Holy Week plan for nearly 10 years now and my kids get so excited for it.
On Thursday of Easter Week (sometimes to referred to as Maundy Thursday), our family has a Last Supper together.
I'm going to show you how you can have your own Last Supper! It's a great opportunity to eat good food, discuss Christ, and have fun while doing it!
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Is this the same as a Passover Seder?
You might have heard of a Passover Seder meal that many Christians will do during Easter week to commemorate the Passover meal that Jesus attended with His disciples- also known as the Last Supper.
I have attended an official Passover meal before. While the symbolism and experience is awesome, I wanted to have a more family-friendly Passover dinner program.
I searched high and low for one and could not find what I wanted. So I created this one. It is not only loved by my family, but hundreds of other families who have used it, too!
This Last Supper program is:
- Easy for children to understand
- Short (you won't be sitting for hours)
- Adaptable for any ages - the prompts can lead to short or long discussions depending on the ages
- Includes scripture verses and song ideas for a longer program
What Others Have To Say
Don't take my word for it. This is what other families have to say about this Last Supper dinner program.
My husband and I love it!!! We can't wait to begin this tradition each year.Taylor
What a great way to have a family discussion.Kayelynn
I loved the simple meal idea, the discussion questions and feel like it was do-able with any age group. It brought a new element to our Easter festivities.
This guide made it really easy for me to facilitate a last supper meal for my family with two young kids! We made our own meal but used the cards and outline and they really enjoyed it!Caitlyn
How To Have Your Own Last Supper
1. Choose a day to have your Last Supper
However, don't let the day stop you! If you are a busy family who has lots of other plans on Thursday, choose any other night to have this meal together.
2. Choose what food to eat
The Last Supper program includes recipes and tons of food ideas to choose from. You see some more ideas later in the post.
The great thing about this menu is that the foods are so simple that you won't be cooking all day!
Many of the recipes and foods are simple and can be prepared in advance so you can have more time to focus on the discussion!
3. Set Up
A huge reason this meal is so memorable is because you get to eat on the floor!
Grab a picnic blanket or tablecloth and place it on the living room or kitchen floor. Set out all your food in the middle for a casual and fun family dinner idea.
If sitting on the floor is too hard, feel free to use a coffee table and pillows to make it more comfortable.
Last Supper Menu
You can keep your Passover meal as simple as you like. The key to doing this is to make it enjoyable and that includes you, too! So let me tell you how to keep it simple!
What food did Jesus eat? Here's some ideas:
Last Supper foods:
- chicken kabobs (recipe in our guide)
- pita bread & hummus
- artisan bread
- Martinelli's sparkling cider (non-alcoholic)
- slow cooker lentil soup (recipe in our guide)
How To Discuss The Last Supper
This Last Supper program walks us through what happened on the last Thursday of Jesus Christ's life including the Last Supper with his disciples, suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and then being arrested.
If you have young ones, you can keep the details very simple, but as they grow older, you can dive into deeper discussions.
This is a preview of the discussion cards. There are 12!