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Showing posts with label cross. Show all posts


Easter Kids Dice Game for Families - Plus FREE PRINTABLE

This is a simple dice game for all ages in the family.

OBJECTIVE of the Game:   
To help the children understand more about Easter and to be able to practice talking about it with the aid of the pictures.

EQUIPPMENT required:    
2 special dice (templates of the 2 different cubes to make the dice are in the FREE PRINTABLE)
Instructions (included with the templates of the dice)
White or coloured card
Glue or sticky tape.

INSTRUCTIONS for Preparation:
1.   Print out the templates of the dice
2.   Cut out the templates of the dice 
3.   Fold up & stick together to make into 2 dice

INSTRUCTIONS for Playing 2 Dice Game:
1.   Each player takes a turn at throwing the 2 dice
2.   The player has to tell something about Easter which links the 2 pictures together 

(eg. First die shows the donkey, second die shows the tomb  -  The donkey was essential for the start of the Easter story and the empty tomb was essential for the end of the Easter story) 

INSTRUCTIONS for Playing a Simpler version:
1.   Each player takes a turn at throwing one of the dice
2.   That person must then tell a short bit of the Easter Story which includes whichever picture shows
(eg. for the church below - we go to church to celebrate that Jesus is alive forever) 

INSTRUCTIONS for Playing with very young children:
1.   Each player takes a turn at throwing one of the dice
2.   That person simply tells what the picture represents and the parents can teach them a small fact about the object.
(eg. for the donkey above - it was a donkey that Jesus rode to come into the city) 

If you want to you can enjoy playing the game while you enjoy your chocolate Easter Eggs.

What's Included in the FREE PRINTABLE?
1.   The 2 templates A4 size or Letter size as shown above
2.   A page with the instructions similar to above.
3.   A smaller version of the 2 templates on one page A4 size or Letter size as shown below

Don't forget to download your


10 Bible Verses of Encouragement about EASTER - plus Free Printable

We all need encouragement and the best place to go is to the Bible.

In this blog Post I have tried to gather some Bible passages or Bible verses which will encourage us all around the topic of Easter.

I do believe that we should not just grab a verse and read it on its own but we should always lift our bibles and read a passage of scripture to make sure that we know the real meaning and context of each of the verses we are putting our trust in. 

I pray that you will do the same and only use this list to guide you as to where you may find help.

So here are 10 Bible verses or short passages for us to turn to in times when we need to be encouraged about Easter 

1.   Matthew 28 v 6

He wasn't there,  He had risen from the dead just as He had said He would.

It is still the same today

He has risen as He said He would but although He is not physically here on earth He is still with us.

When we think of Easter many first think of the empty tomb but we also need to remember the cross had to come before the empty tomb could be celebrated.

2.   Galatians 6 v 14

Let's go back to before the empty tomb to the cross which paved the way to make such a difference in our lives.

3.   Philippians 2 v 8

The humility and obedience of our Saviour is life to us.

4.   1 Peter 2 v 24 

Jesus although He was the sinless one the Son of God took on our sins 


The righteousness we have as children of God is not our own it is the righteousness of Jesus.

5.   John 19 v 28-30

The death on the cross

28  After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”  

29  Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.  

30  So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

He did all that was needed for us.

6.   Romans 6 v 8-11

Death and life are so different for us when we are in Christ because through the cross He has the power over death and not the other way round.

7.   Romans 5 v 8

Easter - the cross and resurrection are the signs for us that God loves us

and did so before we had come to Him through Salvation.

8.   John 11 v 25-26

Yes before the crucifixion Jesus even told Martha in Bethany that He was the resurrection and the life - it was in the plan for us all along

and a great promise to us to know we will have life because of Christ.

9.   Romans 10 v 9 -13

What a Bible passage this is to encourage us about salvation

 9  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 
10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  
11  For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 
12  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.  
13  For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

and to remind us that the cross and the resurrection are at the centre of our faith.

To finish after that great reminder we now have a great question:

10.   1 Corinthians 1 v 18     

Two views of the cross  -  which do you take?

The cross truly shows the power of God.

You can download this FREE copy of the Bible Verse Graphics I made for this blog post 
from my


It's God's Love #1

This Sunday Series is looking at God's Love.

There will be a simple, short post each week consisting of a Bible Verse around the topic of God's Love and I would be very pleased if you would join me to take some time to reflect on this each Sunday.

 Today I would like to start with a very well known verse that I have often taught children.

John 3 v 16

Love of God

through the

Son of God

is the Gift of God with

the cross at the centre and

offers us 


with God.

The main theme through the whole of the Bible (Yes, including ALL of the Old Testament) is Jesus.

God's Word points to the Saviour of the World at all times, focusing us on the only one we should put our trust in because of God's Love for us.