Saturday, April 16, 2011

School Time Week 29 Part 2: Resurrection Lapbook and Eggs

In addition to our Ii lessons and Art Lessons this week we began talking about the meaning behind Easter, or as we prefer to call it, Resurrection Sunday.

I wanted to make a Resurrection Lapbook.  I found some great ideas over at Lapbook Lessons.  This lapbook is a work in progress, but I will share as we go.  This week the girls colored a mini book which I found at, the link to which I did get from Lapbook Lessons.

At the same site I found a picture of Jesus on the donkey with some palm branches for the girls to color and cut out (well, Tabitha was able to cut out her own, not Amelia).

We have been using the Resurrection Eggs to tell the Bible Story for a while now.  This year I couldn't find our Resurrection Eggs, which really stinks because I was planning on putting the objects in our Sensory tub for the girls to find and match to pictures on a game board of some sort.  Fortunately the girls are happy digging in the rice with the empty eggs I grabbed at the store.  They are always asking to do the "rice activity."  I have found that a good time to let them use it is after dinner while I am doing dishes and can supervise them in the kitchen (all the while keeping Hannah away from it).

I have decided to make my own Resurrection Eggs using the pictures the girls tape onto our cross last year while we reviewed the Bible Story.

Just can't use them in the sensory tub.  We are using the eggs in conjunction with the book Benjamin's Box by Melody Carlson
Benjamin's Box

This story is a fictionalized account of the Easter story. It is told as seen through the eyes of a little boy named Benjamin who is filling his box with treasures, objects that he finds that help him remember about Jesus.  I haven't read the entire book yet.  We are reading a little each night and the next night we review the egg/object from the previous nights and the girls explain how they relate to the Resurrection Story.  

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  1. Great week!! I really need to make some resurrection eggs!

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  3. We had some Resurrection eggs long ago, but we don't have them anymore. Perhaps, like you, I will try to make some. Ialso might print off the mini-book. I don't think I've ever seen Benjamin's Box before...I'm going to see if any of our libraries have it! Have fun as you continue to celebrate this week!

  4. hi, found your site while googling for ideas for an easter lapbook..looks like a great week!

  5. I've read about this book last year, I think, and it sounded intriguing. It looks like you are very ready for Easter! Thanks for joining WMCIR!

  6. Thanks for the link of the bible story minibooks!! The resurrection book is great for my crew this week!!

  7. I really enjoy Melody Carlson's books but sometimes they are still too long for my little ones. Maybe we'll try this one next year with our resurrection eggs. thanks for the suggestion.


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