Tuesday, April 07, 2009

An Easter advent

Palm Sunday - Make a base using a large piece of Styrofoam covered with sheet moss. Cut palm fronds from green construction paper. Ask your kids to plaace the fronds around the base while someone reads Luke 19:28-48

Monday - Borrow a donkey from your Nativity set and place it on the fronds. Read Luke 20.

Tuesday - Add thirty nickels to the display to represent Judas's pay of silver coins. Read Luke 21.

Wednesday - Make three crosses from twigs gathered from the yard and bound together with twine. Press the crosses into the foam. Read Luke 21.

Thursday - Hang a small grapevine wreath on the center cross to represent the crown of thorns. Read Luke 23:44-49.

Friday - Encourage each family member to offer prayers of gratitude for God's amazing plan of salvation. Read Luke 23: 44-49.

Saturday - Build Jesus's tomb by gluing rocks around a toliet paper roll cut in half. Place a large stone at one end. Read Luke 23:50-56.

Easter morning - Replace the grapevine wreath with a crown. Read Luke 24.


  1. This is Awesome! I think I am going to print this out and keep it for next year. Thanks!

  2. This is great! Thank you for such a wonderful idea. I will definitely be printing this off as well to use next year.

  3. this is great, i hope you don't mind if i link this to my site. thank you!

  4. These are wonderful ideas for getting the little one's involved. Have a great Thursday. Jaime

  5. Anonymous7:09 AM

    I am saving this for next year. Such an awesome idea! I hope you are feeling okay and not too sick. I met your friend Rebecca at church yesterday in the nursery. I just wanted to pop on and say that I am still praying for you, and hope your feeling ok. Melisa