The Death of Jesus – Mark 15

BEFORE THE STORY

Show children a picture of a cross and ask them if they can think about any story that has this in the Bible.

           

Ask them if they are excited to listen to this story.

 

Probably set some rules; or they can be the ones that set the rules. Ex: We won’t make noise when the story is read; If a question is asked, we will raise our hand

DURING THE STORY

Show children a picture of a cross and ask them if they can think about any story that has this in the Bible.

           

Ask them if they are excited to listen to this story.

 

Probably set some rules; or they can be the ones that set the rules. Ex: We won’t make noise when the story is read; If a question is asked, we will raise our hand

Picture guide

AFTER THE STORY

Questions could be asked- for this, open ended and close ended questions could be asked. Focus more on close ended questions- simple yes or no.

  • What happened in the story; what did they see in the video

  • What was Jesus doing in the first image?

  • Were the people happy?

  • Was Jesus sad?

  • What can you see in the last picture?

Note: Please reiterate and try to tell the children about the importance of JESUS dying for us.

 

Tell the story in your own words- could be an extension of asking questions but children could be asked to tell the story again. Note: they can be prompted. They SHOULD NOT be forced.

 

If Children watch the video of the death of Jesus, the same questions can be asked( Who; What; Why; Where- Children could be asked to tell the story in their own words/ or a few sentences

 

Conducting An Interactive Read Aloud; [Watching the video would not include during- can be asked after they watch]

 

For Early Childhood, the Bible passage could be read as pictures are shown (will attach ‘Sadness’- chapter taken from The Beginners Bible)

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Children should use their Bible (a kids friendly Bible) to see the pictures as the text is read to them.

Story video

Activities

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MEMORY VERSE

Children could learn this memory verse –

I PETER 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. (NIV)

MAKE YOUR SHEEP

Trace a child’s hand on a paper. Flip the paper around so that the thumb is the “head” of the sheep and the fingers are the legs.

 

Allow the child to color or decorate as desired. Glue on cotton balls to make wool. Allow the sheep to dry.

 

Ask them to write John 1:29b – “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” below the card.

PAINTING

This could be a collaborative activity that could be done with parents also. Newspaper, Chart paper, Sketch pens and Glue.

Children will make two crosses. One cross (Image A) will be a cross that is made and painted red. When it is kept to dry,  children can then make another cross( Image B) and paint it white. While these crosses are kept to dry, children(with the help of parents)  will use the chart paper to cut little hearts.

 

Children will then write ‘sins’ on these hearts. For example: lying; not sharing; talking when I am supposed to be silent; taking something that is not mine; watching TV/looking at the phone when my parents say NO. When the red cross is dry, children will stick the hearts that have their ‘sins’ on the red cross.

When they do, parents will explain that Jesus took all our sins and with his blood, he died for us to give us a chance to live( parents can add more explanation, if necessary).

After that, children can take the cross that is painted white and write LOVE (as shown in the image). Parents can tell the children because Jesus loved us so much, he died for us and took our sins of the world. Because of that, we are made new (white cross with love written on it).

A DIFFERENT KIND OF A CROSS

Children with their parents can make the cross as shown in the image below. Square biscuits and a plate will be required. Carrots and Chocos can be used. (Chocos can be used to make the base of the cross)

BROKEN HEART WITH A PLASTER

Chart paper, red crayons and two plasters. Children can cut a heart shape( with the help of their parents}). They can colour it red and then tear it in the middle. After they have done this, parents will give them the plasters to fix this broken heart. (Image is attached below). Parents can explain that when Jesus died on the cross, he saved our sins and healed our broken hearts(Parents can add explanations if needed)

ACTION SONG

Can you learn and do the action for these songs?

"Hallelujah, Hosanna, He saved me, I've got the joy of the Lord"

"He's got the whole world"