A few years ago one dear friend Janet introduced me to a fun idea on teaching your kids about Jesus’ death and resurrection. I have been doing this with the kiddos in my chapel class ever since. We look forward to it every year! 🙂
What you need:
- four big rocks
- a small flat rock
- 3 cloths pins
- a small white cloth
- spice shakers
We arrange the large rocks to make a tomb. We place a small rock inside the tomb for a niche. We wrap one of the cloths pins in the white cloth to represent Jesus. We place Jesus in the niche and roll a rock over the opening. The other two cloths pin are put outside as guards.
We peak inside before we go to bed to be sure Jesus is still in the tomb. We look again on Saturday.
I ask the kids, “Is Jesus still there?”
They roll the stone away just a bit.
“Yes, he’s still there!”
Sometimes the younger ones will say, “Jesus was crucified, he died.”
On Easter morning I roll away the stone and take Jesus out of the cloth. I fold the cloth and set it on the niche. I place the guards on the ground.
The kids and I go over with the spice shakers to anoint Jesus body just like the women did first thing in the morning. We don’t get up at sunrise. No sun rise services here. We just go over before breakfast.
When we get there the kids see that Jesus isn’t there. I ask them, “Where’s Jesus?”
You get the picture…
It is just a fun way for kids to understand a little better about Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Our youngest, Yahir dumped some cinnamon in the tomb before I could stop him, oh well. It smelled good…. 🙂
This post is a part of Teach Me Tuesday,
what a lovely way to celebrate with the children!
I thought the cinnamon was great!