Wednesday, April 20, 2011

He Is Risen! Easter Mini Book Craft




I just finished putting together my Easter Sunday school craft. This craft would be great to use when teaching the story of Jesus' resurrection. This is a simple little book & craft to make, and could also be easily modified to work inside of an Easter lapbook, along with last weeks Palm Sunday mini book craft.

Similar to the Palm Sunday craft, I printed a mini book from My Take Home Bible Stories (link below) book -reduced to 60%. Then stapled it to the inside of the book as shown. You can also find great printables all over the web, that could be reduced and turned into a great little mini book. After stapling in the mini book, glue on the book cover, which is Printed in Papyrus font, and is easily made with Microsoft Works. On the inside, under the mini book, glue a strip of paper that says:

Roll away the stone... Where is Jesus?
"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." Matthew 28:6

This whole book was made of construction paper- the main book is a whole sheet of purple construction paper folded in half. Then make the tomb where Jesus was laid out of black construction paper- this can be cut out by older children, or pre-cut for younger children. Then an opening cut out of gray paper, as well as a stone, similar in size to the opening, also cut out of gray paper. Glue down the tomb, then glue the opening. Then attach the stone to the bottom of the tomb entrance with a brad, so that the stone can be "rolled" away.

This craft goes along well with the story of Jesus' resurrection, which can be found in Matthew 27 & 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, & John 20.

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!!


5 comments:

Rachel said...

Hi April,

This is such a great idea for Easter! I've just linked to this project from my site. You can see it here:

http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Religious-Easter-Craft/He-Is-Risen-Easter-Mini-Book

Please let me know if it's okay to link to your projects like this in the future.

Thanks!
Rachel@AllFreeHolidayCrafts

April's Homemaking said...

Thanks Rachel! Please feel free to link any of my crafts to your website. :) Thanks again for the positive feedback! ~April

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Trish Roberts said...

Hi there, I can't seem to locate the link to download the mini-book. Can you direct me to it, please? This will be so useful for my classroom! Thank you!

April's Homemaking said...

Trish, the mini book is not downloadable, I print them from a reproducible book. It is called New Testament take home stories, and is sold at Amazon.com, you can find it through my Amazon link at the bottom of the page. I have both the old and New Testament versions of these mini reproducible books, they are very useful. If you are unable to get this book before Easter, I would suggest printing out some of your favorite Easter verses to be included in this paper craft. I hope this helps, thanks for reading. :)