Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Calendar Finished

I mentioned a couple of months ago that I was thinking of doing an Easter Calendar with SP this year. We did it, and it's done!

It was inspired by the material we used for Church4Kids in term 4 last year, which went through Matthew. 

The top row of pictures were the 6 Sundays of Lent - Jesus' life & ministry up to Palm Sunday. 
The middle row is Monday-Thursday of Easter Week, following what happened in that week. 
Then bottom row is Good Friday and Easter Sunday. 

Once I'd picked the passages it was actually really easy to organise - I just printed & coloured clip art (except for the upturned table which Dave drew), we read straight from Dave's bible, did a quick SP-language summary and sang a related kids song together. 

I wasn't expecting too much understanding from SP, although he always takes in more than we realise. Just wanted to get the system up and running while the idea was fresh. In future years we'll add memory verses, reading from other gospels etc etc. I like to think long-term :)

I think that reading from the grown-up bible was a key to our success this year. SP loved it! On Easter Sunday he got the bible by himself and sat down waiting for us to join him...

I pray that he'll always be so willing to learn about Jesus. 

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