For this post, I was researching a few Easter ideas and I came up with this idea to combine storytelling with participation. This is an adapted idea from several different ideas I discovered of this nature.
Easter Bingo for ages 4-7 is designed to give the teacher or parent an opportunity to tell the Easter story using picture symbols. As the pictures are discussed, the children place their markers over the corresponding pictures. Each child has the same bingo card that looks like this:
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The order of events for the story is:
Jesus praying, bread for the Last Supper, silver pieces, rope for scourging, crown of thorns, nail, cross, 3 days later, stone rolled away, empty tomb, He has risen
Cut one of the bingo cards and choose one of each picture to tell the story. The children can place a marker over the pictures as the story is told. Be sure to let the children know that there may be more than one picture of each section of the story. All the children will complete the card at the same time.
I thought it would be fun to use jelly beans as markers and then the children can eat them when their card is full and the story is completed. Having children interact with the story is a great way to help them remember the points of the story. While Easter bingo is fun, taking a child to another level of understanding what Jesus has done for them is this wonderful resource from bestselling author, Stephen Elkins.
Introducing children to Jesus at an early age is critical and today I’m privileged to introduce the beautiful Jesus and Me Bible Storybook to you as another wonderful tool to tell of Jesus’ love for us. This storybook has one feature that I love in particular, every other page contains a “Jesus and Me” paragraph that explains promises and principles of living for Jesus today. I really wanted you to see this feature so I snapped a couple quick photos:
Isn’t that awesome? I love the way the questions prompt critical thinking skills and provide an opportunity for practical application.
Today I’m giving away one of these sweet books to provide one blessed winner the wonderful opportunity of encouraging a child to begin walking with Jesus. Just follow the Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. If you’d like to check out this sweet book designed for ages 3-7 just a little more or purchase one,maybe to place in an Easter basket, then you can do so here.
Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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