The Easter story cards give a simple, visual, chronological account of the Easter story as it happened during Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday. On the front, you'll find a watercolor painting depicting an element of what happened on that day in history. On the back, you'll find an Easter reading plan from the Bible as well as a short, scripted recap about what you just read.
Here are a few ideas of how your family can use these cards:
- Use the cards to guide your family devotion time during Holy Week, April 10 - April 17. Choose the same time each day to talk about that day's story card, such as morning, meal time, or bedtime.
- Create an Easter display that builds over Holy Week by adding a card each day. Create a garland of cards using string and clothespins, or tape the cards on a door or window.
- Prepare a special meal or dessert to celebrate Easter, and use the cards to review the events from Holy Week.
- Play a hide and seek game. Hide the cards around the house in places your kids will find them, then help them arrange the cards in the correct order and talk about the Easter story together.
The Easter story is not an easy one to explain to our children, but one that is vital to our faith. I pray that these cards will help you to impress these deep truths on your children's hearts, and help to open their eyes to the gospel!