April 19, 2011

Rediscover the Resurrection - Day 3

Tuesday - Judas Betrays Jesus (Matthew 26:14-16, Luke 22:3-6)

There were plenty of events that happened on Tuesday, but we focused on Judas betraying Jesus.  Betrayal is when someone lies, pretending to be a friend, but is really an enemy.  Judas was one of Jesus' disciples, his group of closest friends, but he turned against him.  He did this for just 30 silver coins (the cost of a slave at that time)!

There was much discussion amongst Judas and the chief priests, before we counted out 30 pieces of silver to add to our scene.

For more activities:

- Squeeze out some toothpaste and ask your child to put it back into the tube.  (Obviously this is impossible.)  Talk about how words are the same way...once you’ve said something, you cannot take it back.  Encourage your children to be mindful of the words that come out of their mouths, and use kind words rather than evil words.  

- Experiment with dominoes.  First give your children free time to play with the pieces, then demonstrate how dominoes fall, creating a chain reaction. Let the children try lining the dominoes up and knocking them down. Tie this activity into a discussion of how wrong or bad actions/choices can create bad chain reactions, just like Judas’. 

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