Good morning, welcome back to our Easter Story, on Friday we learned that Jesus was crucified and died.
We left the story where Jesus had been placed in the tomb.
We would like to thank www.whyeaster.com for the stories and materials we will be using.
Early on Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus’s followers, and some other women went to the tomb to put spices onto the body to stop it smelling. When they got to the tomb, they discovered that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.
They wondered what had happened! Suddenly two men dressed is white robes that glowed appeared in the tomb. The women were very frightened, but the men said “He is not here! He has risen just as he said.” Then the women remembered what Jesus had said.
HE HAS RISEN!
The women left the tomb and went to tell the other disciples about what had happened. The others did not believe the women because it sounded like rubbish! But Peter and John got up and ran to the tomb and found it empty with only strips of cloth lying in it. When they saw the empty grave, they believed that Jesus had risen. Then the disciples went home. Mary stayed at the tomb and was very sad and crying. She turned away from the tomb and saw Jesus there, but she didn’t know it was Jesus. “Why are you crying? Who are you looking for?” Jesus asked her. She thought it was the gardener so said to him, “If you took Jesus’s body away, please tell me where he is so I can go and see him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned to look at the man properly and saw that it was Jesus. She said to him, “Rabboni!” (this means ‘teacher’ in Hebrew) She went to hug Jesus, but he said, “Don’t hold on to me, because I have not gone back to heaven yet. But go and tell my disciples that I am going back to heaven.”
Mary went back and told the disciples all about what had happened and that she had seen Jesus alive!
First colouring in, nice and easy you can print this picture off it is part of our off file for Easter to make it easier to print, click the button bellow for the off file.
We are only having one quick activity today as we want you all to celebrate that Jesus is alive in each and every one of us.
HE HAS RISEN!
Now, we know you will want to share your pictures, drawings, crafts and even puzzles with us. If you do please take a photo of them and post them on the Raploch Connected Facebook Group.