For each Sunday leading up to today I created a scene for the children to experience and they would create a craft and put then put their finished project in their special Easter bags.
We began with the triumphal entry:
I have the New Testament on audio and while the children enjoyed the scene I would play the particular scripture on the cd player. It wasn't just people saying the verses, it was actor's expressing what happened using the scripture as well as providing background sounds that would make sense for each scene.
The next Sunday we looked at the Lord's Supper:
The following Sunday I created two separate scenes for the children. First, Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. The ceramic praying hands were to signify Jesus and the clubs and swords were the angry mob that came to arrest him.
The next Sunday we experienced two more scences. First, we listened to when Jesus went before Pontius Pilate and was sent to be crucified.
This was followed by Christ's crucifixion on the cross.
And we slowly and quietly walked to the tomb in the garden.
And today we celebrated Jesus' triumphant resurrection! He is Risen! Hallelujah!
And these are the crafts the children worked on for each segment of our journey.
I absolutely LOVED creating these scenes for my class and I hope they enjoyed and learned lots and are able to share the love that Christ has for each one of us.
Today was also the last day of our visit with the Hopes. We had an absolutely wonderful visit! They came to church this morning and stayed for the lunch afterwards before heading home. They are back home in Nova Scotia safe and sound. We're already looking forward to our next visit in May.