I’m glad I only occasionally get all crafty as I’m a little worried this might be a PROP FLOP so attempt it at your own risk ;).
**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!
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’s what goes where:
- question mark
- heart (I changed this – the video doesn’t have a heart, just a repeated question mark)
- question mark
- Mary (in this order)
- Green arrow
Then you’ll need a brad to make the circle spin, and another brad to attach to the boy and girl.
I’m going to have it hung on the board with heavy magnets. The magnets are also helping my tombstone not fall over to the right and another magnet to hold up the girl and boy, so they don’t flop forward when they are revealed.
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! And so shall I (nod head and 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.
Go even simpler and assign each class a phrase to draw the images on the chalkboard and then teach their action.
Find my review activity HERE that is also a great lesson plan on its own!!
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