Sunday Summer School Art–2021–“The Ascension”–Week One

For Parents To Teach To Their Children

Dear Parents, Here is a short version of  “The Ascension” written for children, from the lovely book, A Catholic Baby’s First Bible. It is not written for babies, but for young children. Here is the story:

“The Ascension”

“After Jesus rose from the dead, he stayed on earth for forty days, visiting the apostles and talking to them. He said to then, ‘Go and teach all the people what I have taught you. But wait in Jerusalem until I send you the Holy Spirit.’ After that, Jesus led them to Mount Olivet and blessed them.Then he rose slowly toward the sky until a cloud hid him from sight. As they kept looking up, two men in white appeared and said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up at the sky? Jesus, who has gone to heaven, will return again.”

Mark, 16-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:6-12


Our Art Gallery

The Ascension of Jesus



Our Art Materials

Kwik Stix are solid tempera paint in a tube that feel sticky when applied, then feel completely smooth, like print, when dry.  What’s great is that they dry in 90 seconds! I am not connected to this company, nor do I receive any sort of compensation for saying what fun this product is. But I think they are terrific. The drawings above were painted with Kwik Stix. If you want more control of the paint stick, I found that a small, stiff brush, when rubbed over the top of the stick, made it easier to reach small areas.

Our Reading–Acts, Chapter 1:6-12

Source: “The Ascension of Jesus.


“When they had gathered together they asked him, ‘Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?

He answered them, ‘It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority.’

‘But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’

When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.

While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.

They said, ‘Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.’

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away.”

Our Art Project–Draw a Cross

Using any type of art supply you have at home–crayons, markers, paint, color pencils, etc. draw a cross and decorate it as you wish. If you have a large cross at home, trace it for a nice design, then color it as you wish. The three crosses below were made with Kwik Stix on children’s art paper.