What You Do
Have your children stand with you in an open area of your home. Invite them to count to three then do a movement. For example, “One, two, three,” jump!
Possible movements: jump, twist, clap hands, stomp, run in place, jazz hands
Say, “What an amazing story! Can you remember how many days went by after they put Jesus in a tomb? (Pause.) Yes, three days went by. Let’s play a fun game while we count to three. We’ll count to three and then do a fun movement. Let’s try one together. First, we will jump. Here we go! One, two, three, JUMP! Great job! Let’s do another one! (Continue and finish activity.)
“Great job! In today’s story, some angry men took Jesus away and hurt Him so badly that He died. Three days went by. On the third day, Jesus came back, just like He said He would! Jesus is alive and He wants to be your friend forever! Who wants to be your friend forever? Jesus wants to be my friend forever.”