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Jesus Christ's Atonement, Death, and Resurrection

It's Easter time! This week, as we approach Easter, is a wonderful time to gather as a family and reflect on the last week of Christ's life. We have created a lesson bundle and video that will assist your family in reflecting on the gifts of the atonement and resurrection.


Download this week's Lesson Bundle HERE!

➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "Did Jesus Really Live Again?"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


Gather some seeds to use as a prop (something familiar to the children would be ideal). If you don’t have any seeds, you can simply cut out small seed shapes from a piece of paper. Also prepare a small container with some dirt or soil inside (for “planting” the seeds).

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Give a seed to each child, then discuss the following questions:


1) What is this that you are holding? (a seed)

2) What can this seed become? (a plant)

3) What has to happen in order for the seed to become a plant? (planted in the earth, water, sunlight, etc.)

4) When the plant starts to grow, what happens to the seed? Will the seed still be there? (not the original seed - it gets destroyed as the seed turns into a plant)


Explain that “sacrifice” means to give up something valuable for something else that you want more. If we want to grow a plant, we have to sacrifice the seed.


Ask the children to “plant” their seeds in the small container of dirt. As they do this, explain: “If we want the plant to grow, we must be willing to sacrifice the seed. This is what sacrifice means.”

🎥 V I D E O : "The Atonement of Jesus Christ"

Say: “We are going to watch a video about Jesus Christ, and the sacrifice that He made for all of us. See if you can tell what Jesus had to sacrifice, and what was the thing He wanted more.”