Monday, April 18, 2011

Take an Easter Walk with Jesus

Take an Easter Walk with Jesus”walk outside, and find and place the following items in a bag while you talk more about Jesus’ atonement.  We do this early in the day as a prelude to an Easter  family home evening.  

A BRANCHa week before his crucifixion, as Christ entered the city, the people waved branches from palm trees

SOMETHING PRICKLYhis “crown” was made of thorns

A PIECE OF WOODfor it was out of wood his cross was made

SOMETHING NO LONGER ALIVEfor the Savior truly died

WHITE LINEN (may need to find this at home) Christ was wrapped in white linen before being placed in the tomb

A STONE it was a huge stone at the opening of the tomb that the angel removed
SOMETHING LIVINGto remind us that Christ surely lives.  He died and was resurrected. 

 Some of the beautiful sights we saw along the way that gave us the opportunity about the beauty of God's creations. 

Here is one of my kids' collections from the walk. 

My kids really wanted our dog, Rocky, to be the living thing they found as part of the walk. 


Cummins Family said...

I love this lesson idea. Your blog is awesome.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Ooh, I like this. This is what we should've done yesterday when our kids were restless...but we did service... :)

gwen said...

Do you have a facebook page?

Lara said...

Gwen, I do not have a FB page right now.

randomrachael said...

This is amazing!

Pocket Knife said...

Realy Good article……I have no word to say.
you know what I never read this kind of long article before these days ! ! You are amazing

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Wow! wow! said...

Love this idea. Planning on doing it today, but what the kids can find when it talks about something that is no longer alive? Thank You!:)

AlaskaMom said...

Maybe you can stage some old brown leaves from a plant you’ve pruned or a dead flower with brown petals. They may get lucky and find a dead bug to gather up. We still have snow here so it’ll be harder for us to find a living thing.