Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Last week, in our Child Development Program (CDP), we were celebrating Easter. We wanted to share the story of Christ's death and resurrection with the kids in a new, real, fresh and fun way. With the help of "Benjamin's Box" by Melody Carlson and Family Life's Resurrection Eggs, the story came alive. The children were enthralled by the story of Benjamin and enjoyed opening each egg to find a surprise inside! After talking about the sacrifice that was made for us and the freedom and forgiveness that we can find in Christ, we were able to share the good news of Christ's resurrection! And, no Easter celebration would be complete with crafts, 'He's Alive' stickers and 'He Lives' bracelets! The best part is that this week, we're following up with a butterfly craft that helps us talk to the kids about new life. Thank you all for your prayers for our Easter week lesson. The week sparked questions and conversations among the children, which allowed us to share more about Christ's love!