Science and Storytelling Lessons, Ideas, Activities, and Resources for Holy Week
Post your Sunday School science and storytelling lessons, ideas, activities, and resources for Holy Week here.
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Including: Cross, Jesus, Caiaphas, Pilate, Scourging, Nails, Centurion, Golgotha, Place of the Skull, Calvary, Empty Tomb, Resurrection, Women, Mary Magdalene,, Gardner, Peter, and related stories. Matthew 26, Mark 14, Mark 16, Luke 22, John 18, Matthew 28, Mark 16, John 20:1-18, Luke 24, resurrection, etc.
Bible lessons for Holy Week -with science experiments, demonstrations, object lessons, magic tricks, presentations, etc.
Originally posted by member Nancy N. Februrary 2003:
I am looking for more ideas for our Science workshop for our Easter rotation. What I have so far are a couple of ideas to use for "Jesus cleans away our sins." One of them I have seen elsewhere on this board: add food coloring to a glass of water (representing sin), then add a few drops of bleach (representing Jesus) who "cleans away" our sins. I found that this only works well if you use only 1 drop of food coloring - more than that and the color really didn't disappear.
Another idea I'm working on is using a dirty penny (to represent our sinful selves.) "Jesus" in this one will be represented by vinegar and salt - when you put a diry penny into a mixture of vinegar & salt, it will come out shiny! These suggestions are taken from the recipe for the empty tomb cookies. Tell the children how Jesus, dying on the cross, was offered a vinegar-like drink -- have them smell the vinegar, read John 19:28-30). Next tell them how the salt represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and read Luke 23:27.
I'd like to add a couple more references to Jesus, but I'm coming up blank. Does anyone have anything else to add here?
Also, these 2 ideas alone certainly won't fill an entire lesson. I'm considering combining them with the make-your-own erasers (having a sort of Jesus cleans your sins theme), but I'd welcome any other science ideas you might have.
Thanks so much!