Christ is risen! ~ He's
alive! ~ I'm forgiven! ~ Heavens' gates are open wide! ~ Rejoice!
to do with children the night before Easter!
you have enough children, give them each one
of the scriptures to read when the time
C. whole pecans zipper baggie
1 tsp. vinegar wooden spoon
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
a piece of tape
oven to 300degrees. F.
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let
children beat them with the wooden spoon to
break into small pieces. * Explain that after
Jesus was arrested, he was beaten by the
Read John 19:1-3
1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl and let each
child smell and/or taste the vinegar. ~
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the
cross, he was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30
egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. *
Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us
Read John 10:10-11
a little salt into each child's hand.
Let them taste it by moistening a finger and
touching it to the salt and then they may
brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that
this represents the salty tears shed by
Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our
Read Luke 23:27.
1 C. sugar. *Explain that the sweetest part
of the story is that Jesus died because He
loves us. He wants us to know and belong to
Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16
with a mixer on high speed for 12 -15 minutes
until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that
the color white represents the purity, in
Gods' eyes, of those whose sins have been
cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isaiah. 1:18 and John 3:1-3
in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax
paper covered cookie sheet. *Explain that
each mound represents the rocky tomb where
Jesus' body was laid.
Read Matthew. 27:57-60
the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door
and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a
piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain
how and why Jesus' tomb was sealed.
Read Matthew. 27:65-66
you turn and leave the room, and again, when
you go to bed, talk about how difficult and
how sad it was for Jesus' friends, family and
followers to walk away and leave Him in that
tomb! (just as they may be feeling sad to
leave their cookies in the oven overnight).
Read John 16:20 and 22
Easter morning, open the oven and give
everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface
and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On
the first Easter, Jesus' followers were
amazed to find the tomb was open and
empty. Read Matthew. 28:1-9
~ CHRIST IS RISEN! ~ HE'S A-L-I-V-E- !
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