I found an interactive poster to teach Did Jesus Really Live Again? and loved the idea! I’m not much of an artist so I recreated a digital one! However, if you don’t have the time or option to create a poster, I’ve got a few simplified variations below!!
I LOVED the idea that was shared HERE. I simply created a printable because I’m just not much of an artist! I am glad I only occasionally get all crafty as these tend to be more work but every once in a while, it’s fun!
But before you delve too deep into a project, check out how it works first:
First you’ll need the poster I created (and a HUGE thank you to Susan Fitch for the artwork found HERE!!):
**UPDATE: I wanted to let you know how this went in primary…it was a HUGE success! The kids were so quiet, attentive and mesmerized by the poster! It was great! Maybe it was due to my praying all week that my lesson plan wouldn’t fail! The Lord never ceases to amaze me! The poster took a little maneuvering but it wasn’t bad at all. I’d definitely recommend doing this!
Again, you can download these at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
I printed on white card stock and cut them out. Then I have a laminator that is more like a contact paper applier-machine that worked perfect for this project!
But packaging tape will easily work! Or you can buy contact paper rolls at Wal-Mart for pretty cheap. Just make sure to apply either tape or contact paper to both sides of your images.
Here are my strips, I spaced the images about 4 inches apart::
- question mark
- the number “3”
- question mark
- Mary (in this order)
- Green arrow
As an attention getter, ask the children if they think Jesus lived after he died. Then ask if they think they will live again after they die. Tell them this song answers this question – a question that many people don’t know the answer too! Have them listen as you and the teachers sing as you use the interactive poster.
- Did Jesus really live again (hold hands out with palms up like asking a question)
- Yes, when the third day came (hold up three fingers)
- He wakened and he left the tomb (blink eyes and walk in place)
- He called Mary’s name (cup hands around mouth)
- Did Jesus come to those he loved (put hands over heart)
- Yes, people touched his feet (bend over and touch feet),
- And of the fish and honeycomb (wiggle hand back and forth like a fish swimming)
- He did truly eat (pantomime eating).
- And there were nail prints in his hands (point to hand)
- And a spear wound in his side (point to side)
- Did Jesus really live again after he had died (hold hands out with palms up like asking a question)
- Oh yes! (nod head)
- And so shall I! (point to self)
If you are really brave, have different children come take turns (but I’m not sure I’d recommend this unless you have a very small primary otherwise, there might be tears!).
At the end, bear testimony that you know Jesus was resurrected and lived after he died, as will we.
**UPDATE: I wanted to let you know how this went in primary … it was a HUGE success! The kids were so quiet, attentive and mesmerized by the poster! It was great! Maybe it was due to my praying all week that my lesson plan wouldn’t fail! The Lord never ceases to amaze me! The poster took a little maneuvering but it wasn’t bad at all. I’d definitely recommend doing this!
Omit the interactive poster and use the enlarged key-word images from the interactive poster, using the actions posted above. Cut the pages in half.
Go even simpler and assign each class a phrase to draw the images on the chalkboard and then teach their action.
Make sure to check out more ideas for teaching Did Jesus Really Live Again? HERE.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Did Jesus Really Live Again?