Thursday, March 25, 2010

Primary Music Idea - Easter Sharing Time & Music Time

He has Risen!

In planning for Easter Sunday, I wanted to make sure that the Primary Children learned about the stories behind this special holiday.  A long time ago...a friend of mine shared this idea and I have added a little to it for this holiday season. 

You will need to collect the following items in order for this to work:
1.  Sacrament Cup
2.  Three Dimes
3.  Knotted Twine
4.  Chunk of Hand Soap
5.  Square of Red Velvet
6.  2 Toothpicks or 2 Nails
7.  Feather or Rooster Sticker
8.  Tiny amount of Crushed Rock
9.  Strip of White Cloth
10.  A Stone
11.  Bay Leaf or Other Herb
12.  Empty Plastic Easter Egg
13.  12 Large Plastic Easter Eggs
14.  Basket
15.  Gospel Art Book

Once you have collected all of these items you will want to print the messages that go along with them.  Place each item with the matching message into a large plastic Easter egg.  Be sure to number each one so you can go in order.  Place the completed eggs in a basket to make it more fun for the Primary Children.  Then...you will be ready to share your message. 

Here's what I plan to do:
1.  Start by singing He Sent His Song found on page 34 in the Children's Songbook.
2.  Show the pictures in the Gospel Art Book found on pages 55 & 56
3.  Allow Primary Children to pull Egg Number 1, 2, 3.  Read and discuss the messages shared.  These will include the Sacrament Cup, Three Dimes, and Knotted Twine.
4.  Sing He Died That We Might Live Again found on page 65 in the Children's Songbook.
5.  Show the picture in the Gospel Art Book found on page 57.
6.  Allow Primary Children to pull Egg Number 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.  Read and discuss the messages shared.  These will include the Chunk of Hand Soap, Red Velvet, Toothpicks, Feather, and Crushed Rock.
7.  Sing When He Comes Again found on page 82 in the Children's Songbook.
8.  Show the picture in the Gospel Art Book found on page 58.
9.  Allow Primary Children to pull Egg Number 9, 10, 11, 12.  Read and discuss the messages shared.  These will include the Strip of White Cloth, A Stone, Bay Leaf, and Empty mini plastic Egg.
10.  Sing Jesus Has Risen found on page 70 in the Children's Songbook.
11. Finish by sharing your Testimony.

Here are a few other songs you may choose to share:
Easter Hosanna - page 68 CS
Hosanna - page 66 CS

May you all have a Happy Easter!
Jennifer

If you would like a copy of the files that go with this post...please comment here or email me at jennifer.hawkins@hotmail.com.  Please include your email address so I can get them to you quickly.

18 comments:

Amy said...

I would love them! aes74@msn.com

The Andersons said...

i WOULD LOVE THEM THANKS
loz_247@hotmail.com

MacMui Mom said...

Here are three other ideas for the eggs.
1. Luke 22:23-24 Hershey's kiss (being betrayed by a kiss)
2. Luke 22:19-20 piece of bread
3. Matthew 26:69-75 feather representing the cock crowing

Lici said...

Thanks for the great idea. Its late so I just copied the "picture" of the words and put it into powerpoint to print it out. It worked great! Thanks again!

Elisa said...

I would love love love a copy PLEASE!!!
Elisa
bubbi12@hotmail.com
THANX :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Ladies...

I hope by now everyone has received the files you were looking for. If you have not...please contact me at jennifer.hawkins@hotmail.com and leave me a message with your email address. I hope you have a fantastic Easter weekend. Thank you for all of your fun comments and additional ideas.

Love,

Jennifer

Misty said...

It's too late for me to get this put together for this year, but I'd love to have it ready to go for next year!!

creativeitchblog AT gmail DOT com

Courtney said...

Would love this for my sharing time this Sunday. THANK YOU! courtneymarsh@gmail.com

Elizabeth Baldwin said...

Hi! I'm not sure if you're still emailing these out, but I'd love to have them for our Singing Time this Easter. I'm trying to work ahead and plan the whole year early! My email is: eecbaldwin@gmail.com

ThriftyNiftyCrafter said...

Would love to have the files Thanks

Elka.Curl@gmail.com

Campbell Family said...

I would love to have these files for sharing time please!! Thank you!
daracampbell98@gmail.com

makai said...

Hi Jennifer if it's still possible to get a copy of this file please. Makai.tai@gmail.com much appreciated Brisbane Australia xx

Mari Holly said...

I too am interested in a copy of these files. I recognize that it has been quite sometime since you posted this, but I would love to incorporate it this Sunday. My email address is marimholly@gmail.com

Lexie said...

I would like a copy also :) lexielu32@yahoo.com

Lexie said...

I would love a copy of the file :) lexielu32@yahoo.com

Kara said...

I would love a copy if you still have them:) kleff81@gmail.com

Val said...

If you are still able to send me a copy of these, that would be great!! stock.valerie@gmail.com

Berenice DelallataPerkins said...

Hi, are you still able to send me a copy of the files? berenice.perkins@gmail.com thank you