I love Palm Sunday. Yesterday the halls of our church were filled with children cheerfully waving Palm branches. It always brings a smile to my face. The celebration carried over to our home. When we got home my nine year old wanted to reenact the bible story that he has just heard a few hours earlier. He assigned us each a part to play and we were soon a family of inspiring thespians. My husband was to play the donkey. My nine year old played Jesus. My seventeen and five year old had the parts of Peter and John, and my nineteen year old daughter was to play the Jerusalem crowd. I was the narrator. Things seemed to be going quite well until my five year old had a major melt down because Peter was not allowed to ride with Jesus on the donkey. Other than that we had a wonderful time of reading the Bible and playing together.
One of my favorite Easter traditions is Resurrection eggs. I was given a set of these years ago when I was an assistant to the children's director at a church in Oklahoma. My children have had great fun with these eggs over the years. It is a miracle we still have all the pieces!
Last Easter we discovered these wonder Easter lapbooks from Scripture Adventure. Here is a link to this lapbook http://scriptureadventures.com/easterlapbook