Easter is one of the most spiritual beautiful holidays! To celebrate the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it means in our lives is truly to reflect on the whole purpose of why we are here and on HE who makes it possible for us to be redeemed from our sins.
The next two weeks I will be sharing our daily activities and devotionals as a countdown to the blessed Easter Sunday. The devotionals and activities are based on The Living Christ. We memorized it as a Christmas gift for Mr. Ferrero Rocher and now that he has it memorized as well we thought it would be a very appropriate document to center our Easter activities around.
To start with I am sharing the ornaments we will be hanging on our Easter tree. They can also be used as a garland. Each ornament or tag contains a picture and a portion of The Living Christ that will be discussed for that particular day. There are more tags than there are days left to Easter (I was a little slow in getting this put together) so we will be doubling up on Sunday as an appropriate way to keep the Sabbath Day holy.
The pdf file contains not only the tags but also each day’s discussion questions, scriptures, a song suggestion, and of course, the portion of The Living Christ that is being covered. It does not include the crafts and activities. You will either have to find your own or come and visit the blog each day to see what we have done!
Also included are all of the artwork or paintings first in small scale (for you to create your own tags) and also in large scale (to use as an art study). The paintings and artwork I chose are, for the most part, part of the public domain. Most were found at wikimedia. Those that were of more modern events are taken from the Gospel Art kit or book which can be used for non-commercial home use. I have given credit on the tags as well as the individual pages to all the known artists.
I created the countdown in a way that made sense to me – for the most part following how the truths are presented in The Living Christ. I switched a couple – Priesthood and Church Restored before Joseph Smith’s testimony. You’ll notice that several of the tags have the same number. For those days I thought that having two (or three) pictures better clarified the scriptures and doctrinal concepts being taught and discussed.
Click here to download The Living Christ: An Easter Countdown
Here are the activities/crafts we have done for each day so far:
Day one: The Birth of Jesus Christ
Day two: He was the creator of the earth
Day three: Jesus Christ was baptized
Day four: The Miracles of Jesus
Day Five: Jesus taught the truths of eternity
Day Six: He instituted the sacrament
Day Seven: The Atonement
Day Eight: Betrayal and Trial of Jesus
Day Nine: Calvary’s Cross
Day Ten: The Risen Lord
Day Eleven: His other sheep
Day Twelve: His priesthood and church are restored
Day Thirteen: Testimony of the Apostles
Day Fourteen: The Second Coming
Day Fifteen: Judgment
Day Sixteen: HE LIVES!