“Food & Fun,” Friend, April 2020
Use this activity to tell the story of when Jesus Christ was resurrected. Number 12 plastic eggs and put each slip of paper inside, along with the object that goes with it (optional). Then hide the eggs for a family Easter egg hunt! When all the eggs have been found, take turns opening them in order and read the paper inside to tell the Easter story.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus felt all our pains and sorrows. He prayed, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt” (Matthew 26:39).
Judas, one of the Apostles, betrayed Jesus. He asked the people who wanted to hurt Jesus, “What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?” They gave him 30 pieces of silver, and Judas helped capture Jesus. (See Matthew 26:14–16.)
The chief priests took Jesus and tied Him up. “And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.” (See Matthew 27:1–2.)
Pilate knew that Jesus hadn’t done anything wrong. But the people didn’t want to let Him go. Pilate chose not to save Jesus. He washed his hands and said, “I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it” (Matthew 27:24).
The people put a red robe around Jesus and a crown of thorns on His head. They made fun of Him and said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” (See Matthew 27:28–30.)
“And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him” (Matthew 27:31). They put nails in His hands and in His feet.
“And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots” (Matthew 27:35). The people “cast lots” (like rolling dice) to decide who could keep Jesus’s clothes.
When Jesus died, the earth shook. The guards were afraid and said, “Truly this was the Son of God” (Matthew 27:54).
A good man named Joseph took Jesus’s body. “He wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock.” (See Matthew 27:57–60.)
“And he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed” (Matthew 27:60). Pilate told the guards to watch the tomb to make sure no one moved the stone.
Three days later, women brought spices to take care of Jesus’s body. They saw that the stone had been moved from the tomb. An angel told them, “Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified” (Matthew 28:5).
The tomb was empty! The angel said, “He is not here: for he is risen” (Matthew 28:6). Jesus Christ was alive again! Because of Him, we will all be resurrected too!
You can enjoy this salad on a sandwich, in a wrap, or on its own! Be sure to get an adult’s help with cooking.
6 hardboiled eggs, diced
1/4 cup apple, diced finely
1/8 cup celery, diced finely
1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 teaspoon honey mustard
salt and pepper, to taste
Combine ingredients and mix well.