The younger girls helped me mix up another batch of salt dough, this weekend (4 cups of flour, 1 1/2 cups of salt, 2 cups of water, and 1 tablespoon of oil)..
. ...to form into a roundish stone, and a cave around an empty can, with a slit, in the dough, at the back, to fit a popsicle stick cross...
...for our second year of a tradition we picked up from Little Page Turners, last Easter - a resurrection scene.
We baked our dough tomb, and stone for a few hours at 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and then let it cool for a while before adding the cross, and Little People from our Nativity set (which I remembered to leave out, when I packed up the Christmas decorations, this year).
The girls still want to paint it all, but I went ahead and set it out for our Bible reading of Matthew 27:45-28:19, this morning. After I read the passage (which you can read by clicking the link), we talked again about how the characters from the Nativity scene fit into the resurrection scene, both from the bit we read in Matthew, and what can be found in the other parts of the Bible.
Jesus - though not a baby any longer, is clearly part of the story. And, just like the baby was wrapped and laid in the manger, Jesus' body was wrapped and laid in the tomb.
An Angel - announced Jesus' birth, and an angel rolled back the stone, and announced, "He is not here, He's risen, just as He said."
Mary - was present all through both stories.
Frankincense and Mirr - were brought by the wise men after Jesus was born, and spices were brought by the women, after Jesus was buried, to anoint the body.
We also talked about how Jesus appeared to the disciples a few days later, and asked Peter if he loved Him, three times, and each time after he responded with a yes, Jesus told him to feed His sheep.
And, Judas, instead of bringing gold as a gift, took a bribe of silver to betray Jesus.
Don't forget to check out the Bible Alive! Tuesday link-up over at The Fantastic Five, this week, for even more Bible themed fun for children.
It's great to be a homeschooler.