Easter in the LCH Sunday School

All of us who teach Sunday school face the problem of how to engage both small children and teenagers in the story of Easter.  We have been using the Faces of Easter stories from the Godly Play curriculum through Lent, but often when it comes to Easter itself the curriculum is too heavy for the young or not engaging enough for the old.  What to do?

This year on Palm Sunday we divided the children into two groups.  Grades 4 and under had a folk tale of how we started to decorate Easter eggs found in the Godly Play spring stories. They learned the meanings of some of the colors and images found on decorated Easter eggs.  This was followed by an opportunity to decorate egg shaped paper and make a display for the Easter brunch LCH will have next Sunday.  The children themselves decided to display the eggs in the shape of a cross.

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At the same time the older children went over the events of Holy Week in detail using pictures of  Giotto’s frescos.  They used the rest of their time to stuff plastic Easter eggs in preparation for the egg hunt they will put on for the younger children next week.

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The lessons were satisfying for all.  Flexibility is an important part of teaching the young.  We wish all  of you a blessed and meaningful Holy Week.

About Linda Miller

I am a retired teacher, the mother of two daughters, and the grandmother of three children. I co-chair the Sunday school at LCH and am very proud of what we do in our program. In my spare time I teach knitting to children at two local schools.
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