Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Unit A3
Lesson 7: Mary Encounters the Risen Jesus (John 20:11 - 18)
As part of this lesson the children will wrap "His Gift" to us:
For this project each child will need a shoe box (or other small box) with a cover, wrapping paper, tape, markers, extra paper to write on and for the smaller children copies of the picture of Jesus and Mary from Page 29 of Sunday Schoolhouse Resource Book A3 (it may need to be shrunk on the copier). Explain to the children that the greatest gift we have ever received was Jesus raised from the dead - an empty tomb represented by our empty wrapped gift. Use the wrapping paper to wrap the box and the cover separately. The Smaller children can color the picture of Jesus and Mary from page 29 and tape it to the inside cover of the gift box. Older children can write "He is Risen" and copy the prayer from Page 28 on the extra paper and tape it to the inside cover of the box.
The point is to leave the box empty - remind the kids to ask their family if they can guess what the best gift is that is inside the box and have them teach their family what the gift of the empty box reminds us of. Teaching is also an excellent way to learn.