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Easter: Our Story Continues…

Our Story Continues is our way to connect parents to what kids are talking about and experiencing in the Sunday morning teaching. We want to help to equip parents and spiritual parents with Scripture, talking points, and experiential activities to continue to disciple their kids well every day of the week.

Preschool

1-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Easter
Summary: This week children focussed on the story of Jesus’ burial and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Big Idea: Jesus rescues us.
Key Verse: “Jesus Christ has rescued us.” Galatians 3:13a
God Story: Easter Sunday | Luke 23:50-24:12

  1. SING Download “Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus’ burial and resurrection in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for Kids, A Happy Sunday.
  3. PLAY Look for good hiding places around your home and as you find them, have your child hide in them and then come out and say, “He is not here! He is alive.” Review the story of Jesus’ disciples visiting the tomb and finding that he had risen from the dead.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Easter
Summary: This week children heard the story of Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday, his burial and finally triumphant resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Big Idea: Jesus rescues us.
Key Verse: “Jesus Christ has rescued us.” Galatians 3:13a
God Story: Easter Sunday | Luke 22:39-24:12

    1. SING Download “Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
    2. READ the story of Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, burial and resurrection in a children’s Bible on the Bible App for Kids, In the Garden; It is Finished and A Happy Sunday.
    3. DRAW Use masking tape or painters tape to create a cross on a blank piece of paper. Give your child a variety of colours and have her/him colour the whole page even covering the tape. Remove the tape to reveal a cross embedded in the colourful designs made by your child. Review the story with your child and remind them that Jesus did not stay on the cross but was buried and rose again on the third day (Sunday).
    4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Easter
Summary: This week children heard the story of Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday, his burial and finally triumphant resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Key Verse: “Jesus Christ has rescued us.” Galatians 3:13a
God Story: Easter Sunday | Luke 22:39-24:12

  1. SING Download Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, burial and resurrection in a children’s Bible on the Bible App for Kids, In the Garden; It is Finished and A Happy Sunday.
  3. SHOW AND TELL Make a special snack to review the story. Gather the following items: pretzel, Craisins, White Jelly Bean/Marshmallow/other white candy and small round cracker. Use the pretzels to make a cross figure and review the part of the story when Jesus is crucified. The craisins represent Jesus blood that was shed on the cross for our sins. Roll the cracker along your plate and remind your child of how the stone was rolled away from Jesus’ tomb. The white coloured candy represents our sins which are now white as snow because of Jesus’ death and resurrection. As you continue to eat ask your child to re-tell you the parts of the story that each part of the snack represents.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned about Jesus’ followers amazing discovery that the tomb was empty and the wonderful news that Jesus is alive!
Series: John| Extravagant
Big Idea: Jesus is alive.
God Story: Resurrection | John 20:1-18
Key Verse: “Lead a life of love, just as Christ did. He loved us. he gave himself up for us.” Ephesians 5:2a

  1. READ the story of Jesus’ resurrection in John 20:1-18. Ask your child about the best news she/he has ever received. How did she/ he feel when receiving the news? How did she/he share it with others? Talk with your child about how Jesus’ followers must have felt with the good news of Jesus’ resurrection.
  2. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week. Talk about the video as a family. What stood out to you? What did you like? What did you want to ask a question about? (Tip: If it’s helpful, consider pausing the video as you watch it together, and ask questions or talk about things that stick out to you as you go!)
  3. Download the midweek activity page.

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