Easter Explorers Day 1

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Bible reading Day 1

This bible reading is taken from the gospel of Matthew, chapter 21, verses 1 to 10.

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.’

This took place to fulfil what was spoken through the prophet:

‘Say to Daughter Zion,
“See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”’

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’

‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’

‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!’

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, ‘Who is this?’

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List of things you may need for Easter explorers:

  • The print out sheets for crafts and bible passages

Games:

  • Something for a donkey tail (a ribbon, tea towel or belt)
  • A teddy
  • A plastic cup
  • Jug of water
  • A blindfold or scarf
  • Objects that are fun to guess whilst blindfolded
  • An egg or a ball

Crafts:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colouring crayons
  • 2 clothes pegs
  • Pretty Paper or wrapping paper
  • Ingredients for bread rolls:
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted (or canola oil)
    • 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp milk (approx. 150ml)
    • 1/2 tbsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250g)
    • Mixing bowl
    • Whisk
    • Baking sheet/paper
    • Oven proof tray
  • Empty tomb edible craft:
    • A plain biscuit (rich tea or digestive)
    • A jammy dodger
    • Icing sugar
    • Chocolate buttons/egg
    • Green colouring (optional)

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