Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Essentials


Serving Pink Lemonade has a great object lesson for teaching the real meaning behind Easter. This would be great for a Family Home Evening lesson, or for a Sunday afternoon activity to keep the focus on Christ and not candy.

Gather up your plastic Easter eggs and fill each one with one of the following items and scripture reference:

1. The Last Supper -- Mark 14:22-24 (Sacrament cup and piece of a saltine cracker)
2. The atonement -- Luke 22:40-46 (Picture of praying hands)
3. Thirty pieces of silver-- Matthew 26:14-15 (Three dimes)
4. Crown of thorns -- Matthew 27:29 (Peat moss twisted and tied together to look like a crown)
5. Scarlet Robe -- Matthew 27:28 (Scrap of purple fabric)
6. Wooden cross -- John 19:15-17 (Toothpicks tied together to make a mini cross)
7. Vinegar -- Matthew 27:34 (Small piece of a sponge soaked in vinigar)
8. Earthquakes -- Matthew 27:51-54 (Small rocks)
9. Linen cloth -- Matthew 27:59 (Piece of white cloth)
10. Stone -- Matthew 27:60 (Round smooth stone)
11. Sweet spices -- Mark 16: 1-4 (Potpourri)
12. Empty Tomb -- Matthew 28:2-8 (Empty egg)

Check out The Easter Story for visual aids and all the details.

You might like to use the following Gospel Art Kit pictures to help tell the story: #225, 227, 230, 231, 233, and 239.
Kidology has a similar version of this activity that is a little simpler, using six eggs to spell out the word and meaning behind E.A.S.T.E.R. We used this last year for a Family Home Evening lesson and had much success with our then 3-year-old daughter.

Here is our family Scripture of the Week:

"And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." (Matthew 28: 5-6)
Graphic courtesy of Elegant WordArt by Bethany

1 comments on "Easter Essentials"

Tiffany on April 10, 2009 at 10:07 AM said...

Thanks for the fun ideas. We've been working on talking about Easter this week. (It works when I can remember!) We're using the pictures from the GAK. :)

 

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