“Lesson 46: Jesus Christ Made It Possible for Us to Live Forever (Easter)” Primary 3 (1994), 229–34
“Lesson 46,” Primary 3, 229–34
To help the children understand that because of Jesus Christ’s love for us, he made it possible for us to live forever.
Prepare a wordstrip with Immortal written on it.
Print each child’s name on a separate piece of paper.
Be prepared to teach the children to sing or say the words to “Jesus Has Risen” (Children’s Songbook, p. 70).
A Bible and a Book of Mormon.
A soft ball or beanbag.
Picture 3-71, The Crucifixion (62505; Gospel Art Picture Kit 230); picture 3-15, The Resurrected Jesus Christ (62187; Gospel Art Picture Kit 239); picture 3-72, Jesus Christ Appears to the Nephites (62047; Gospel Art Picture Kit 315); picture 3-56, Christ and the Children (62467; Gospel Art Picture Kit 216); picture 3-17, Jesus Teaching in the Western Hemisphere (62380; Gospel Art Picture Kit 316); picture 3-73, Samuel the Lamanite on the Wall (62370; Gospel Art Picture Kit 314); picture 3-74, Burial of Jesus (62180; Gospel Art Picture Kit 231); and picture 3-75, Women at the Tomb.
Make the necessary preparations for any enrichment activities that you will be using.
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
Follow up with the children if you encouraged them to do something during the week.
Choose from the following activities those that will work best for your children. You can use them in the lesson itself or as a review or summary. For additional guidance, see “Class Time” in “Helps for the Teacher.”
Prepare a copy of the handout “Jesus Christ’s Circle of Love,” located at the end of the lesson, for each child.
Distribute a copy of the handout, a pencil, and some crayons to each child. Have or help them print their names on their papers in the upper, right-hand corner.
Read with the children the words around the inside of the circle. Have them draw a picture of themselves inside the circle. Print “Jesus Christ loves me” on the chalkboard, and have the children copy it onto their papers below the circle.
Have the children stand and do this activity with you.
Here is the place where Jesus lay. (point)
See, the stone has been rolled away! (point again)
Stoop down. (stoop)
Look in. (hands shading eyes)
He is not here! (stand up)
Jesus is risen!
Be of good cheer! (quietly clap hands)