On Good Friday, we remember the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. (Luke 23:1-50) It has become our family tradition to go to the Good Friday service at church, then spend the day with my in-laws. My eldest has been talking all week about “going to the service” and is quite taken with the idea of having church during the week. She’s also excited that she got to sit in “big church” for a change.
Today’s craft was to make a Calvary Scene. I pre-cut ice-cream sticks to the correct sizes. The girls each got a piece of cardboard and a sponge. I pre-drew a hill on the cardboard. Their first step was to sponge green paint on the cardboard. Then they sponged blue paint onto the sky. My youngest didn’t like using the sponge, so I ended up painting for her.
They coloured the ice-cream sticks with brown koki pens. While they did this, I read the crucifixion story from The Children’s Bible Storybook.
When everything was dry, they glued the sticks to make three crosses on the hill.
I explained that the crosses were empty because Jesus isn’t on the cross anymore, and He isn’t in the tomb either. I asked where Jesus was now and my eldest said, “Heaven!”