Take down all of the chairs & set up the
room to have 4 "scenes,"
Have the pianist play some appropriate songs
as you moved from station to station.
after an idea from the internet)
Introduce the Easter theme:
Tell the children we are going to learn all about why we celebrate Easter.
Sing "Tell me the
Stories of Jesus."
THE LAST SUPPER
(a table w/ tablecloth, a pitcher, a bowl; pictures of the Last
Supper and the Sacrament)
Talk about the Savior preparing
his disciples for his death,
(show picture of the sacrament)
Jesus told his disciples that He would be
leaving them, and taught them about the sacrament. Then he broke it and
gave it to his disciples and told him the bread represented his body and
that when they ate it they should remember him. Then he took the drink
and blessed it and told them it represented his blood that he would shed
for them and for the remission of sins.
Jesus taught us that the sacrament was supposed
to remind us of Him.
READ: John 13-18, particularly
Sing: "The Sacrament"
rock, some plants/trees; pictures of the Savior in Gethsemane)
Talk about the suffering why he
suffered, whom he suffered for, etc. Emphasize that Jesus was praying to
our Father in Heaven.
Jesus went into the garden of olive trees
to pray to Heavenly Father.
This is where the Savior atoned for our sins.
He was hurting so much that he started bleeding
from every pore.
In part of his prayer he said, "Father, if
thou wilt, remove this cup from me, nevertheless, not as I would, but as
This meant that he didn't want to suffer but
he would do whatever Heavenly Father wanted him to do.
Then an angel appeared to give Jesus some
Sing "Teach Me To Walk
in the Light"
a small "hill" with a "cross", pictures of the Savior on the Cross)
Talk about the pain Jesus suffered
for us, how sad everyone was, why he had to die, how Heavenly Father caused
darkness & earthquakes, etc.
Jesus had to carry his own cross to Calvary.
While he walked people spit on him and made
fun of him.
He was nailed to the cross in his hands, wrists
The people made fun of Jesus and told him
that if he was the son of God he should come down off the cross. (show
picture of Christ on the cross)
He was crucified with two other men. They
were thieves and one of them said Save thyself.
The other one said we are being crucified
because they had committed crimes but Jesus has done nothing wrong. Then
he asked Jesus to remember him when he enters his father's kingdom and
Jesus said "today thou shalt be with me in paradise".
Jesus' mom Mary was there and she was so sad
to see her son up on the cross.
John took her home and took care of her.
After being on the cross for 3 hours Jesus
said he was thirsty and he was given vinegar.
Then he said "it is finished" and he died.
He gave his life for us so that we could return
and live with Heavenly Father.
Sing "To think about
Jesus" or He Sent His Son
THE TOMB (a
"tomb"; pictures of laying Jesus to rest, the empty tomb and/or angel with
Mary, the resurrected Christ, Christ appearing to the Nephites)
Talk about how they "buried" him,
the stone rolled over the entrance, how the empty tomb was discovered &
the angel appeared, then how the resurrected Savior appeared.
Joseph of Arimathea had made a tomb for himself.
But he wanted Jesus to be buried there so and another man named Nicodemus
took Jesus and wrapped him in expensive spices then wrapped him in fine
linen and laid him in the tomb.
He rolled a huge stone in front of the tomb
so no one could get in.
Three days later Mary Magdalene came to the
tomb and she saw that the stone had been rolled away.
An angel inside the tomb had told her that
Jesus had risen. Mary ran and told some of Jesus' disciples.
Mary was by herself and she saw a man that
she thought was the gardener. She asked him if he had moved Jesus' body.
Jesus called her by her name and then she knew that she was speaking to
Jesus. He was alive. Mary ran and told the disciples and Jesus showed himself
unto them too.
He showed them the nail prints in his hands
and feet. He blessed them and then he went up into Heaven.
Sing Jesus Has Risen"
Talk about Jesus appearing to his disciples,
and then to the Nephites in America. Emphasize the joy with which we celebrate
the resurrection of Jesus.
Testify of the atonement of Jesus Christ and
that we should always think of him.
Remember the true meaning of Easter.
We are so grateful for the Savior and all
that he did.
He set a perfect example for us. He loves
us, He died for us and now He lives.
Jesus made it possible for all of us to be
resurrected, and because of his great gift we can live forever too.
We can honor the Savior by trying to be like
We should live the commandments, love others
and repent when do wrong things.
Sing: "I'm Trying To
Be Like Jesus"