An Easter Story, Turning Tables

Good Afternoon, welcome to the next part in the Easter story. This week we will be following the Easter story each day our posts for this will go up on our activity pages at 10am.

Today may be Monday but we need to jump back a day as just after Jesus arrived in Jerusalem at the temple we then have the next important part of the Easter Story

We would like to thank for the stories and materials we will be using.

Turning Tables

On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.'”

The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.            Mark 11:15-18


Well now our activities first thing we are not going to be flipping tables over, so please don’t try that.

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.

If you can’t print out the picture you can draw your version of Turning Tables.

Our second activity is a family discussion on Turning Tables.

So with your family lets discuss these points

  • How did Jesus feel arriving in the Temple?
  • Why did Jesus turn the tables?
  • What did the people think of Jesus?
  • What did the chief priest and leaders think of Jesus?

Now you can write down your thoughts on this during your discussion if you like and share them with us.

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.