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"...But as for me and my house, we will serve (worship) the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Lock-In and our Easter Week study

Last week the kids and I did a study on the week before Easter (Last week of Jesus' life on earth). Wanted to share what we studied each day and the activities we did.

Monday- We read Mark 11:1-10 and talked about the Triumphal Entry. The little ones did a color by number color sheet with the words JESUS on it (a sheet that Elijah had gotten from Sunday School last year). We all watched the Tale of Three Trees movie and made palm branches. Isaac and Sarah did a fun Math page that I had gotten off of pinterest and they began to write out in their own words the Triumphal Entry story. My goal was each day they would write out a story and at the end of the week they would have a book. :) All the kids acted out the triumphal entry using our palm branches they made.
Tuesday- We read Mark 14:22-26 and talked about the Lord's supper. We read a book about Jesus, had the Lord's supper, and did a fun folding and cutting paper activity that ends up being 3 crosses, two dice, and a spear. Isaac and Sarah worked on their book by writing in their own words the story of the Lord's supper. Each day Isaac and Sarah also had scripture from the story we read to write out.
Wednesday- We read Mark 14:32-50 and we talked about the Prayer in the Garden and the arrest. We all watched the Easter Carol, a Veggie Tales movie, read the book The Easter Story, and opened and talked about the resurrection eggs. Again Isaac and Sarah worked on their books and did another fun math sheet.
Thursday- We read Mark 15:21-41 and talked about the crucifixion. I put paper out on the table and let them color something that we had been learning this week and we read the Parable of the Lily. Each day the kids received a silly band that went along with the story for that day (Monday they got money bags or a church - because when Jesus got to Jerusalem He went into the temple and saw people buying and selling. It angered Him because His house is to be a house of prayer not of buying and selling. Tuesday they each got a laof of bread or a cup, Wednesday they got the first letter of their name- we talked about how Jesus prayed for us before He and the disciples left the upper room and Friday they got a band in the shape of Jesus.)
Friday- We read Mark 16:1-7 and talked about the Resurrection. Isaac and Sarah finalized their books and they will be sharing those with you on their blog very soon! :) Then on Friday night Bryan had a lock-in at the church for the youth, so the kids and I had a lock-in here at our house. I was quick to let the kids know that our lock-in would be that the doors were locked and we were locked in the house. :) LOL!!
We hunted Easter eggs, watched the movie Resurrection,
 made homemade pizza, (The next time I make the pizza crust I will double it and freeze some of them for another time. :))

 played games,
 and stayed up a little later than normal. :)
As we were going to bed Isaac looked at me and said "This has been such a great day mom!" All the kids were thankful for the things we did and the fun we had...and I am so very thankful for each of my children...what a blessing!!

*Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

5 cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground flour from hard white wheat)
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (or 2 pouches)
2 cups warm water (The water should feel warm, but not hot.)

Mix all ingredients together, knead for 3-4 minutes, then allow the dough to “rest” for about 10 minutes (give or take). This dough makes 2 large pizzas, or 18 mini pizzas. Shape dough into desired pizza sizes and place on baking sheets. Bake in a 375° oven for 5-7 minutes. Remove crusts from oven, allow them to cool, then freeze in freezer bags. Or, top hot pizza crusts with desired pizza toppings. When you’re ready, bake the pizzas at 375° for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown.

*Recipe from Heavenly Homemakers

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