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. Jesus said His house is a house of prayer.
Talk of ways to respect your church (keep it clean, don’t run inside, listen to your teachers, etc.)
Be thankful for your church and share Psalm 122:1 “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord'” enthusiastically as you talk of when we will all meet together again in God’s House.
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. Another excellent children’s book about healthy eating is Eat Well Feel Good.
Jesus told the church leaders that children give the best praise. Teach your children a praise song or have them make up their own. Record it and send it to someone to encourage them to sing praises. Here are some I have recorded on YouTube for preschoolers 🙂
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!!