Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Traditions - Christ's last week

This year we are continuing our Easter tradition. First Rodrigo and I are rememborizing (remembering our previous memorization :) a portion of "The Living Christ" each of the 12 days. You can find the pretty little cards we use for this here.

We are once again following the last week of the Savior's life beginning today with, "The Savior cleanses the Temple". We missed Palm Sunday yesterday but will review this tonight in FHE. Each day using the corresponding picture from the gospel art kit we will have a devotional and discuss the things that happened in Christ's life that day. The gospel art picture will then be placed on the wall for us to look at and ponder throughout the week. Thursday we will celebrate passover with foods that are typically eaten.

Saturday we will hide easter eggs and present easter baskets to the boys. Fun has a place too in our traditions!

Sunday we are getting up to watch the Sun rise. We will talk about His resurrection and share our testimonies with each other (help Joaquin to practice:) and have a celebration dinner. It doesn't end there though! Monday we are going to have a FHE on his visit to the Americas.

I have added one thing this year to our tradition...I am re-reading "Jesus the Christ". I of course won't finish by the end of the week but it will be wonderful reading about the Savior throughout the week.

Sunday - Triumphal Entry "Palm Sunday"
Monday - The Savior Cleanses the Temple
Tuesday - Scribes question Jesus/Parables and teachings
Wednesday -Scriptures are silent on the events of this day. FHE and overview of the week also discuss Conference and the things we enjoyed.
Thursday - Passover, Garden of Gethsemene, Betrayal
Friday - Arrested, Tried, and Cruxified
Saturday - Visits the spirit world - Make Easter Story Cookies
Sunday - Resurrection - "The Empty Tomb" - Make Empty Tomb Rolls as part of celebration dinner.
Monday - FHE - Discuss his visit to the Nephites and have a fun activity.

I hope that this tradition will continue to help strengthen our testimony of Jesus Christ...his life, his great atoning sacrifice and his resurrection.

Happy Easter Week Everyone!!!

1 comment:

Caroline Brock said...

I still remember your great post about easter prep from last year! Thanks for reminding me of the week's schedule.... Maybe I can pull something off at the last minute!

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