EASTER SHARING TIME:
(adapted after an idea from the internet)
  • 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.

  • Introduce the Easter theme:  Tell the children we are going to learn all about why we celebrate Easter.

    1st scene:
    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)

    2nd scene:
    GETHSEMANE (a 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. 3rd scene:
    CALVARY (make 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. 4th scene
    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.


    Ending:
    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.