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.
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:
Graphic courtesy of Elegant WordArt by Bethany