What happened on Day Two of Passion Week? Click to find out. Tell your children the events of this day some 2000 years ago. You can be very animated as you tell of Jesus cleansing the temple because He loved God’s house so much and people were not respecting it. Talk of ways to respect your church (keep it clean, don’t run inside, listen to your teachers, etc.)
Emphasize that your bodies are now the temple of God (1 Cor. 6:19) and we must take care of them. Plan and prepare a healthy meal together and have a family exercise night. Research ways to have better nutrition. The Adventures of Junk Food Dude is an excellent book for children to learn about healthy food choices. Here’s the link to see and hear it read on YouTube.
Make a cross out of twigs or craft sticks and keep it in a prominent place during the Easter season. Point out that it is empty because Jesus didn’t stay on the cross or in the tomb . . . He is alive!!