Updated: Oct 25, 2022
April 13, 2022
A couple days ago, my oldest child announced at morning Bible time that she was going to sing an Easter song for us. Curious as to her subject matter, I hoped that our weeks’ worth of talking about Jesus would show up in her song. She then proceeded with her little impromptu solo and sang all about Easter eggs, bunnies, and her new dress. My heart sank.
Now your family may celebrate Easter with all the pastel flair this season is known for, and we can still be friends, I promise! But in our house we try to keep Jesus Christ and His glorious resurrection the focus in our home.
My husband kindly reminded me that a child has a child’s view on this season, simply put, and will not understand the full depth of meaning. I was relieved when the next kitchen table concert included words of truth such as Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave!
Eager to coral the focus from eggs and bunnies, I thought of an easy craft/activity that would give my children a hands-on time to remember Jesus and His death and resurrection. I am not an overly crafty person, and I do not care for unduly involved crafts. This craft idea is insanely simple and straightforward and utilizes supplies you undoubtedly already have at home.
Hot glue and hot glue gun (just for mom! Kids should not use a hot glue gun.)
1. Hot glue two sticks together to form a cross.
2. Place a dab of hot glue on the center of the cross, and wind the twine around. It may take another dab or two to keep the twine in place.
3. Form a tomb out of foil. Think of it like a deep bowl.
4. Create a hill out of playdoh, and place the cross on the hill.
5. Roll out some playdoh, and wrap it around the foil tomb.
6. Create a “stone “door” for the tomb by creating a disk out of playdoh.
7. Fold a tissue neatly (representing Jesus’ grave clothes) and place it in the tomb.
In our morning Bible time, we have been reading the account of Jesus’ death and resurrection in the book of John chapters 18-20. Reading those chapters with this activity and talking through each portion of the craft as you create it will help this Bible account come alive for your children!
I hope this was an encouragement to you, and may you have a blessed Resurrection weekend with friends and family!