Share with your family what you read in the “There’s More to Your Story” reading.
After Jesus died, His body was placed in a tomb and covered with a large stone. Mary Magdalene returned three days later, early in the morning, to find the stone rolled away and the tomb empty.
Mary Magdalene Easter’s story might have begun in sadness and confusion, but it ended in worship and praise! She was one of the first people Jesus revealed Himself to after His resurrection. (John 20:16)
Luke 24:1-3 and John 20:11-17
We can learn so much from Mary Magdalene’s Easter story. She was deeply saddened over Jesus’ death, yet she still prepared His body for burial. And after Jesus rose from the grave, she didn’t keep the good news to herself — she obeyed Jesus and ran to tell the disciples He had risen!
- What are some things that make you sad or confused?
- What can we do to keep our eyes on Jesus when we feel this way?”
Make this fun craft to help you remember the story of the empty tomb.
You’ll need a small paper or foam cup, a pen or pencil to poke a hole in the bottom of the cup, tape, a 12-inch piece of string, and paper.
Poke a hole in the bottom of the cup. Thread the string through the hole. Knot the string on the outside of the bottom of the cup. Crumple a piece of paper into a ball that’s just big enough to sit inside the rim of the cup. Tape the opposite end of the string to the ball of paper.
Now turn it into a game to see how many times you can catch the paper ball “stone” in the cup “tomb.”