Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened. You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.
Today we learned about Jesus death on the cross from Matthew 27, Luke 23, and John 19 . Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.
Here are a few activity ideas…
Help your child memorize the verse.
1 Peter 3:18a “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.”
Watch the movie “The Story of Jesus for Children” with your child.
Make one of these cross crafts with your child. http://catholicicing.com/2010/09/cross-crafts-for-kids/
Bake hot crossed buns with your child. Talk about what Jesus did for us on the cross while baking them. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/traditional-hot-cross-buns/
Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson. https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/the-crucifixion/