April Questions & Activities

Family Study:
Read Hebrews 10:19-25 as a Family.  Have everyone in your family read along in their Bibles.

1.  How we do we get washed clean from our sins?

2.  How many times do you see “let us” in these verses and what do they say we should do?

3.  How can you as a family “stir up one another to love and good works”?

 

Family Activities:

Cracking the Code

Items needed: 12 plastic eggs for each child, and small slips of paper

 Don’t let the celebration end with Easter Sunday! Continue celebrating the best news that we could ever hear: JESUS IS ALIVE!

 Write each letter of the phrase—Jesus is alive—on a small slip of paper. (Make one set for each child.) Put one letter in each of the plastic eggs. (You may want to keep each child’s set separate and hide each one’s eggs in a different room to make things less confusing.)

 After the eggs are hidden (while the kids aren’t looking), invite them to find and decode the message hidden in the eggs.

 Why is this message such good news? (Jesus won over sin and death; He proved who He is; He will give us eternal life, etc.)

 Jesus is alive and that is the BEST news we could ever hear!

 

Resurrection Rolls

Items needed: 8 large marshmallows , 1/4 cup melted butter, sugar/cinnamon mixture (approximately 2 tablespoons cinnamon to 2 tablespoons sugar), and a 10 ounce can of crescent rolls

Make resurrection rolls and enjoy!

1.       Open can of crescent rolls and separate into triangles. The rolls represent the linen cloths used in covering the dead. 

2.       Dip and roll one marshmallow (representing the body) into melted butter. The butter represents the oils used in anointing the dead body. 

3.       In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar together. Roll the marshmallow in the mixture. The mixture represents the spices used in burials. 

4.       Place the marshmallow in the center of the crescent triangle and carefully fold the dough around the marshmallow. (Pinch the edges tightly to seal in the marshmallow as it melts.) Put each crescent-wrapped marshmallow on a slightly greased cookie sheet or in a greased cupcake pan. 

5.       Bake the rolls in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown. The oven represents the tomb. 

Let them cool. When the kids bite into them, they will see that the inside is empty!

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