Posted by: monsonmadness | April 9, 2012

Easter in the eyes of a seven year old

One more Easter post…I couldn’t resist this one.  Michael is gone almost all of the day on Sundays, so a while ago I made up a schedule of activities so that the kids wouldn’t get bored each week and so that I could stay sane. Each activity lasts half an hour, and it goes from 8.30am to 7.30pm. Yes, our Sundays are that structured. Activities include writing in journals, working on faith in God goals, illustrating the Living Christ, watching a church movie, doing coloring and puzzle pages from the friend magazine, playing church games, having turns being spotlighted with old photos and home movie clips, memorizing articles of faith etc etc.

One of the things on the schedule each week when the younger two kids are napping is that I give the older four a topic and they have to plan their own family home evening presentation for that night after dinner. They rotate who does the song, scripture, talk and activity. This is definitely their favorite activity of the day. Today was easy, I gave them the topic of Easter.

The boys did wonderful jobs of picking a great song, scripture and talk, but I was blown away by Hannah’s activity which she though of and executed all by herself. I had no idea what she had been working on. She thought about this and prepared it all in less than half an hour.

She got a blank piece of paper and a pen and wrote down different events to do with Easter. She cut them out and put each one into a different colored Easter egg and then hid them all around the family room. I couldn’t believe how many there were! She chose family members one at a time to go and find whichever colored egg she chose and then had them read what she had written. In the end, we were supposed to order the events in the correct sequence. Here is the finished sequence. I kept the spelling and grammar in her original format so that you could appreciate it. I told her that she should plan the Primary activity next year!

* Jesus and his friend’s ate a pass over meal.

* Jesus went to the gardin of getsemany

* Jesus payed the price for our sins!

* Solduers are looking for Jesus

* Jesus was whiped By mien People

* soldeurs teased Jesus 😦

* Jesus wore a crown of thorns on his head

* Jesus was taken by soldyers to the cross

* Jesus got crusified

* there was a big earthquake

* People washed his body

* Jesus ley dead in the tomb for three days

* Gards wached the tomb all day and night

* An angel came and removed the stone

* Mary brought spices for Jesus!

* An angel told the woman that Jesus had Been risin

* Jesus met Mary magdilin and said don’t touch me

* Jesus went to heaven to Heavinly Father.

* Jesus visitied the aposls.

* And showed the nail marks in his hands and feet

* Jesus came to his Aposals and said come and touch me!

* Jesus was a good example

I am so grateful for the example that my children are to me. They understand so much. I can’t wait to see how they’re going to grow up and what they’ll do with their lives…

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Responses

  1. WOW! This is amazing! You and Michael are doing a great job raising these wonderful children! I’m going to put your post in my journal so that I’ll have your great Sabbath Day activities to use for future reference! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  2. That’s awesome! She did a really great job!

  3. That is truly a parent’s dream. You must be so proud of her. I am impressed at all the details she remembered and that she knew the order of events! That is really something.

  4. you have a very bright little seven year old. much like her mom.

  5. What a great activity! You are doing a wonderful job teaching your children. That was quite impressive. I’m sure they remember the principles better because they are teaching them to others. Love it!


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