This Easter Advent activity is set up for busy families who are tech savvy, to use during dinner time. It includes a song, verse and activity for 7 days to use during the Easter week. This is also great for those of us who don’t have time or desire to make cute little advent calendars that I shared with you here. All you need is a computer and a Bible to help you celebrate Easter all week.
Additional: You can cut and paste the information below onto your document and print it out, to have on hand. If you have time you can cut each day out and place the strip of paper in an egg and put them in a basket on your dining table.
Have your computer ready and read the verse and discuss it. Afterwards watch the song video and do the activity. Feel free to change up the songs or activities to fit your child’s/teens age. Share by linking your post in the comments below if you adapted and made it your own.
Monday- Why did Jesus die on the cross for us?
SONG: He’s Wild About Us http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRqgtQWuz3M&feature=related
ACTIVITY: Play Charades to guess the verse below. Have 1 child act out the verse and the rest of the family guess.
VERSE: John 3:16 For God so loved the World….. Talk about all the ways we know that God is wild about us.
Tuesday- The people praise and honor Him
SONG: Ho Ho Ho Hosanna- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1HO86hW9gw
VERSE: John 12- The people came out to meet Jesus riding on a donkey and sang Hosanna. The festivities started with great joy but ended…..
ACTIVITY: 1. Mom or dad give donkey rides around the room. 2. Make palm branches from construction paper and tape popsicle stick to the end. On each palm leaf write a way we can honor/praise Jesus.
Wednesday – Our Super Hero
SONG: Jesus You’re My Super Hero- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwTqbkkAZ2A&feature=related
VERSE: John 13 He came to serve, heal, save….. Discuss who their super hero is. How is Jesus our super hero? What are the things Jesus came to do? How we can serve others and what was so great about Jesus washing feet.
ACTIVITY: Dip your child’s feet in washable paint and have them do some feet paintings. Then wash their feet in a bucket. Play this song during activity. How Great Thou Art http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsvrLAjStwI&feature=related My husband did this last year for one of our family devo’s and the kids still remember it.
Thursday- One way but many paths to choose from.
VERSE: Matthew 26:48-49 Judas betrayal. Discuss how we are constantly given choices in life. The importance of choosing right, unlike Judas.
ACTIVITY- Give each child a chocolate kiss
Friday- Power in the blood
SONG: Power in the Blood- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOM5u0EzAEE
SONG: Amazing Love- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRDiRT8RWjQ&feature=related
VERSE: Matthew 27: 29-31, Jn 19:16-22- Discuss what happened at the cross and why it was so important for this to happen.
ACTIVITY: Make a cross with 2 sticks (popsicle sticks or twigs) and string or you can make this cross image above. This paper cross doesn’t involve any cutting or crafting or gluing. Or you can bead a cross.
Saturday- He is always with you
SONG: Where Ever you Go-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjtJ4Bq3oY4&feature=relmfu
VERSE: Matthew 28:1-3 Discuss how Jesus followers felt now that he was dead? Did they feel alone? sad? Who moved the stone?
ACTIVITY: Throw stones/rocks and see who can throw them the farthest. If you want a craft True Aim shares this quick Easter craft (image above).
God is always with us- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkC2EJ8F_3o&feature=related
Sunday- He won the battle!
SONG: My Redeemer Lives- Hillsong Kids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGYgJs7fPHQ
SONG: Get up, Get up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8hqtiwWeLU&feature=related
VERSE: Matthew 28:5-8- Empty tomb – Share the good news with the world, HE IS RISEN!
ACTIVITY: Make Resurrection Rolls
I would love to hear how you made this your own whether you revised the verses, songs or activity it for younger kids or teens. Comment below with your blog link or show me on our Facebook wall. Can’t wait to hear about it.
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