Scripture Picture

Surprise your daughter with a Daughters of Decision printable! This Scripture Picture printable can be enjoyed by daughters of many ages! Gather a group together and have fun coloring and thinking about the Easter story.

Idea 1

If a group gathers in your home to color the Scripture Picture together, you may like to ask for volunteers to get their Bibles and read the three gospel passages listed on the Scripture Picture while everyone else listens and colors. Then you could encourage all to share their observations from the passages read. This could be a great way to enjoy a Word centered Easter conversation while coloring and enjoying one another’s company! :-)

Idea 2

Fun discussion starters while coloring:

If you could have been one of the women at the tomb which one would it have been and why?

How do you think you would have felt after the angel talked to you?

How do you think the experience would have changed your life?

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Mother  – Daughter Prayer Tea

Mother – Daughter Prayer Tea

Looking for a creative way to enjoy a conversation around God's Word and some time in prayer with your daughter? If so, you may like to enjoy a Mother - Daughter Prayer Tea! Today's beautiful free printable includes an invitation to give to your daughter, prayer cards...

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Allison Joy Paper Doll

Surprise your daughter with a Daughters of Decision printable! Allison Joy is all ready for Easter. She can’t wait to meet your daughter!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Mother  – Daughter Prayer Tea

Mother – Daughter Prayer Tea

Looking for a creative way to enjoy a conversation around God's Word and some time in prayer with your daughter? If so, you may like to enjoy a Mother - Daughter Prayer Tea! Today's beautiful free printable includes an invitation to give to your daughter, prayer cards...

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E-A-S-T-E-R!

Are you looking for another simple and fun activity to enjoy with your family this Easter?

 

Enjoy: E-A-S-T-E-R!

 

1. Paper and Pencil

Give each person a piece of paper and a pencil. (If you have children who have yet to learn to read and write, assign them a partner to work with.)

2. Title

Have each person/partner team write the word “Easter” down the left side of their paper.

3. Write and Share

Have each person/partner team write down one word they can think of that relates to the Easter story and starts with a letter found in the word “Easter”. Continue to do so for each of the letters found in the word “Easter.”

Write each word chosen next to the corresponding letter.

For example:

“E – Endured.” Christ endured the cross.
“A – Accepted.” Christ accepted God’s will.
“S – Sins.” Christ died for our sins.
And so on.

When time is up share the words written down.

If time, your family may enjoy thinking of Bible verses that relate to the Easter story and have one of the shared words in them. (For example, “E – Endured: Hebrews 12:2”)

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Table Talk

Have you considered how you would like to stimulate and encourage meaningful conversation while enjoying your Easter meal together?

A selection of Eight Table Talk questions may be just what you are looking for!

On the download below you will find a list of the Eight Table Talk questions to print and use. There is also a page with suggestions as to how you might like to prepare and enjoy answering the eight questions as a family.

May your table conversation be overflowing with joy this Easter!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Scripture Picture Book – Matthew 27:27-54

Would you like a creative way to reflect on part of the Easter story found in Matthew 27:27-54 with your children?

If so, I highly recommend creating a Scripture Picture Book together!

A little family history will help to explain why. Years ago, our daughters, Melissa (3), Kristen (5) and Melanie (6), were on the floor having fun drawing and coloring pictures. Pictures to represent the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke chapter 2. These pictures were being drawn on a large and long piece of paper.

I soon realized that their artistry was precious and worth keeping, yet, the paper was large, and folding it up and trying to store it year after year was not very practical. So I decided to encourage them to draw pictures again, this time on individual pieces of 8 1/2” x 11” cardstock. Taping the completed pages together into a long strip made it easy to fold up the story book like an accordion and then read together.

What I did not realize was that this was the beginning of creating Scripture Picture Books in our home!! Scripture Picture Books that we would continue to make and enjoy for years to come.

We found these books to be a simple yet powerful way to think about, talk about, study and enjoy God’s Word together. We also found that as we read our Scripture Picture Books over and over again, often during Bible Time, our daughters began to memorize the Bible passages without even trying!

We now have a little library of precious and varied Scripture Picture Books that were created over a span of years. It is still fun to look at the books together, savor God’s Word and share memories the Scripture Picture Books bring to mind.

It is a joy to share the idea of Scripture Picture Books with you! I hope you too will be blessed this Easter and in the years to come by creating and using Scripture Picture Books with your children.

 

HOW TO MAKE A SCRIPTURE PICTURE BOOK

 

1. COLLECT

Collect your Bible, some crayons, markers or colored pencils.

2. PRINT

Print the download. (All the pages needed to complete a Matthew 27:27-54 Scripture Picture Book are included in the download. Step by step instructions guide you and your children through five study steps. Scripture Picture Books are recommended for ages 3 to adult.)

3. GATHER

Gather your children and have fun creating the Scripture Picture Book together!

  ARCHIVES

Take a peek into the Thomsen Archives! You’ll see some pages from our Matthew 27:27-54 Scripture Picture Book.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Scripture Picture Play

With this coming Sunday being Easter Sunday, I am excited to tell you about a creative Bible study that you can use to enjoy the resurrection story with your children.

Scripture in video taken from the King James Version.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

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