I would love to see your hill, too. Leave a comment with a link to your blog. If you don't have a blog, email me a photo. (firstname.lastname@example.org) I'll do a post with all the pictures. And,remember to share how it's made an impact on your family.
Don't forget to add your crosses today. Here are some other "teaching ideas" to use over the weekend.
- On Good Friday, wrap up a clothespin in white cloth and lay it in the tomb (Jesus). Then, cover the tomb entrance with the 4-inch dish. On the Eve of Easter, remove the clothespin, leave the cloth and leave the tomb open for your child to discover first thing on Sunday morning.
- Have each member of your family take a rock and write a personal struggle or sin on the stone with a permanent pen. Put the rocks in the tomb on Good Friday--the day Jesus died for our sins. Then, cover the tomb entrance with the 4-inch dish. On the Eve of Easter, remove the stones and throw them away. Leave the tomb open for the family to discover on Sunday morning. Talk about what “grace” and “forgiveness” means.
- "He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification." Romans 4:25
- The path to the cross was paved by my sins. Cut a path in your grass leading up to the cross. Make a path with your “sin stones.” Then, put these rocks in the tomb...to once again die...with Christ.
- "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21
- On Easter, Jesus not only rose from the grave, conquering death, but he conquered our sin-- FOREVER. Our sin is dead! Remember to emphasize the JOY and excitement of Easter. Especially for younger ones, I think it's important to emphasize the joy and miracle, lest they only focus on the sad part of the crucifixion.