Matthew 28:6

Are you praying about what Bible verse to enjoy with your little children this Easter? You might like to consider Matthew 28:6!

Let’s take a look at three ways to enjoy this verse with your little children. Read, talk and chair walk!  

THREE WAYS TO ENJOY MATTHEW 28:6

1. Read

Read Matthew 28:6 from your Bible to your children.

2. Talk

Talk with your child about what Matthew 28:6 is saying. Talk to God together thanking that Jesus died and rose again for you and your child. 

3. Chair Walk! 

PRINT AND CUT:
Print and cut apart the Bible reference and word cards to Matthew 28:6 found in the following download: 

Or if you prefer, write the words of Matthew 28:6 on cards, one word per card. Include two cards with the complete Bible reference on each card. 

DISTRIBUTE CARDS:
When your family is sitting at your Easter table, give one person the first Bible reference card. Then continue to go around the table. Distribute the other cards, one card per person, in verse word order. 

You will need to go around the table more than once as you distribute the cards in order, unless you have a large family.

TAP AND WALK:
Have your little child stand by the person who has the Bible reference card with a numeral 1 at the corner of the card. Instruct your child to tap that person. When she does, that person is to say: “Matthew 28:6.” Then encourage her to walk to the next chair and tap the person in that chair. Each time a person is tapped, they are to say the word on the card that is the next word in the verse.

Extra!
You may like to have family members who are saying the word on the card that is in front of them, to also add an action that would relate to the word on their card.

For example:

“not” – shake head no
“risen” – raise hands
“said” – put hand to side of mouth
“come” – beckon with the hand
“see” – point to eye
“lay” – lay head on folded hands
 

If you have a family of 5, your child will walk around the table a number of times before the whole verse is said. 

TAKE TURNS:
If you have more than one little child, they can take turns going on a Chair Walk! As your family becomes familiar with what to do, your children can start to walk faster and faster around the chairs! Fun! 

KEEP GOING!
Ready for more? After Matthew 28:6 has been said, you can collect all the cards and redistribute them, giving someone else the first Bible reference card. In doing so, everyone will receive different word cards to use. Choose a child to be the ‘walker’, and enjoy the verse again!

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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

Christ Arose

Are you looking for a hymn to sing with your family this Easter?

“Christ Arose” is a wonderful hymn to consider. The words found in the three verses of this hymn are a great reminder of the glorious truth that Christ rose again.

 

Christ Arose

Chorus

Up from the grave He arose
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes.
He arose a victor from the dark domain
And He lives forever with His saints to reign!
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Verse 1

Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Saviour
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord.

Verse 2

Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Saviour
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord.

Verse 3

Death cannot keep his prey, Jesus my Saviour
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord.

Words by: Robert Lowry

LYRICS AND ACCOMPANIMENT 

If you would like to print a free copy of the words for this hymn see download below: 

Or perhaps you would appreciate some piano accompaniment as you sing! We welcome your family to sing along with this recording as our daughter Kristen plays “Christ Arose” on the piano.

May your family’s hearts rejoice as you enjoy singing together 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

Three Questions

Isn’t it wonderful to know that as we prepare to celebrate a Christ centered Easter with our families we can pray and ask the Lord for His guidance?!

And as we wait on the Lord, we can ask ourselves three simple questions: 

1. What Easter song would we like to sing?
2. What Bible verses would we like to enjoy?
3. What activities would we like to do together?

If you would you like some ideas as you contemplate answers to these questions, I welcome you to join me on the following Easter posts! With our answers to the above three questions in hand we can look forward to a refreshing and joyful Easter, focusing on the Lord and His resurrection.

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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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