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It Is Finished

Week plan for June 17–23

Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19

Young children



Background image from Gospel Media


Memorize: "After three days, I will rise again." Matthew 27:63


Song of the Week: “Behold the Great Redeemer Die” Hymn 191

  • Pitch lead with your hand moving up or down as the notes get higher or lower.

  • Spell the difficult words and talk about their meaning.

  • Learn these simple actions. There is an entire lesson plan in the video you can use if desired.

  • Flip chart (search for the song title)


Monday

Doctrine: I can forgive others as Jesus did. Matthew 27:26–37; Luke 23:34


Scripture story

Coloring page

  • Color the "wheel of events" from the activity below.

Activities

  • Learn about the trials of Jesus with this paper wheel of events.

  • Read the story Can't We Be Friends?

  • Shape play dough into different Easter symbols (tomb, nail, palm leaf, cross, etc.)


Tuesday

Doctrine: I can forgive others as Jesus did. Matthew 27:26–37; Luke 23:34


Scripture story

Coloring page

  • Color the "chain of events" from the activity below.

Activities

  • Read the story A Better Way.

  • Put together this paper chain of events showing what happened when Jesus died.

  • Watch this video from artist Patti Rokus about finding the perfect rock for her scene of the crucifixion.


Wednesday

Doctrine: Because Jesus suffered and died for me, I can repent and be forgiven. Luke 23:32–33, 39–43


Scripture

Coloring page

Activities

  • Watch The Shiny Bicycle.

  • Tape paper spots to yourself, each labeled with a bad choice. Let your child remove the spots as you talk about how to repent of each sin/spot through Christ. (Idea from here)

  • Put these paper dolls in a page protector and smear on chocolate sauce to show how sin makes our spirit dirty. Wipe off the chocolate as repentance.


Thursday

Doctrine: Because Jesus suffered and died for me, I can repent and be forgiven. Luke 23:32–33, 39–43


Scripture story

Activities

  • Cover your child's hands with mud (bad choices) and then wash them clean (repentance through Jesus Christ.)

  • Read Kelsey Makes a Mistake.

  • Pour bleach into red-dyed water to show that Christ can make us clean if we repent.

  • Do this jumping activity to show that we need our Savior to go to the Celestial Kingdom.


Friday

Doctrine: Because Jesus died for me, I can be resurrected. Matthew 27:11–66; Luke 23; John 19


Scripture story

Coloring page

Activities

  • Watch the video What Happens after We Die.

  • Use the glove analogy to teach about the Resurrection.

  • Help each child write and decorate their name on a slip of paper. Form a cross with the papers as a reminder of why the Savior hung on the cross. (Idea from Mercy River)


Saturday

Doctrine: Because Jesus died for me, I can be resurrected. Matthew 27:11–66; Luke 23; John 19


Scripture story

  • Read Matthew 27:52-53 and find the words "after his resurrection." Whose resurrection?

Coloring page

Activities

  • Hide, and pop out on your child's count of three. Talk about Jesus being resurrected after three days.

  • Watch the Matt and Mandy video We Will Live Again.

  • Listen to the song "Because" by Shawna Edwards.


Sunday


Family History

  • Talk about family members or ancestors who have died. Review what was learned this week about Jesus making it possible for us to see those people again.








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