Family Home Evening Lesson
Preparing for Easter
Opening Prayer: Dad
Opening Song: "Did Jesus Really Live Again?" Children's Songbook #64
Have a paper easter egg hunt. I purchased a similar thing from a store, but you could easily make yourself. It had paper eggs, basket to put eggs in and arrow signs to point the directions to go.
On the back of the eggs I wrote about something that happened in the lead up to Easter Sunday. You can have the children collect the eggs in order, or you can put them in order once they have all been found around the house.
Just draw an easy picture or write a few words on the back of each egg about the following things:
Washing of Disciples Feet
The First Sacrament
Garden of Gethsemene
Easter Sunday- He is Risen
Briefly talk about what happened the week leading up to Easter. Not too much, as I plan to use the other two mondays to go over some of the things in closer detail.
Make this paper fan palm branch
Road to Easter Cut and Paste Work sheet
Closing Song: "Jesus Has Risen" Children's Songbook #70
Closing Prayer: Child
Make Egg shaped sugar cookies
Fill some plastic Eggs with small candy