Sunday, April 17, 2011


Since today is Palm Sunday, we helped the kids make palm branches. This was a perfect activity for Caleb, because he LOVES to cut!

They had fun waving their branches around, yelling "Hosanna!"

We also began our version of the traditional Resurrection Eggs. Each day, from now until Sunday, 2 eggs will be hidden somewhere for the kids to find. Inside each egg is a Bible verse and a picture/item that represents that verse. The verses will take us chronologically through the main events leading up to Easter Sunday, with the very last egg being empty to symbolize the empty tomb.

Caleb "helping" Meredith find her egg...

"Egg!" she yells...

Caleb looking hard for his...

He found it! And wasted no time opening it. =)

Egg #1
Matthew 21:7...
They brought the donkey and the colt, and put on them their cloaks, and He sat on them.

We talked about Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem, and how he rode on a donkey. Maybe next Easter, I will get an actual donkey figurine to put in here, but for now the graphic will have to suffice.

Egg #2
Matthew 21:9...
Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before Him and that followed Him were shouting "Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

We talked about how all the people welcomed Jesus into the town, and waved palm branches as he came by. We also talked about how Hosanna is a word of praise to the Lord.

And, a cute clip of Meredith waving her branch and saying "Ho-na-na"...=)

The kids of course loved looking for their eggs. We will continue this throughout the week, 2 eggs/day, and hopefully this will be a fun way for the kids (mostly Caleb) to understand the story of Easter. And most importantly, I hope that this very basic activity will help them to grasp, even in the smallest of ways, the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.


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