Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jesus is Alive: Home Ideas

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebrating our risen Savior! Telling the story of Jesus' death and resurrection to young children is always a highlight of my Easter Sunday.  The genuine sadness I see on their faces as I describe Jesus' death, followed by the pure joy expressed at His resurrection, is a precious display of their child-like faith, and love for Jesus.  Keep the spirit of Easter alive in your child's heart throughout the week with these activities.
  • Read the story of Jesus' death and resurrection in your child's Bible.  Pray together to thank Jesus for giving His life to save us.
  • Make your own set of Resurrection Eggs.  Gather six plastic eggs.  Fill each egg with one of the following objects to represent a different part of the Easter story.  
    • Strands of string or yarn tied together to make a whip
    • A small branch twisted into a circle as the crown of thorns
    • Three nails for Jesus' hands and feet
    • A piece of white cloth or napkin as linen to wrap Jesus' body
    • A stone for the tomb
    • Leave the last egg empty for the empty tomb
             Hide the eggs around your house for your child to find, open and recount the Easter story.
  • Affix masking tape in the shape of a cross to a piece of paper.  Provide paint for your child to fill the paper with their own design and color.  Remove the tape to reveal the shape of the cross.

1 comment:

  1. I am so blessed by you posting these lessons!! Thank you!!