Saturday, 23 March 2013

The Easter Story in a jar

A couple of weeks ago, we went to a workshop and made a story in a jar,
 this inspired us to make the Easter story in a jar.

We started by reading the Easter story from a children's bible.

We then started planning the jar using words and drawing pictures. It's very interesting to see which parts the children saw as significant.

 Then the decorating began.

 The girls used the newspaper to find descriptive words.
They found some really interesting powerful descriptive words, which we may not have thought of, such as, incredibly alone, tainted, protector, abuse.

 Jemima decorated the edge of the jar with a crown of thorns.

 We read the bible story of the widow and the coins, 
Reuben focused on this, sticking coins to the jar.

Reuben also made a cross out of nails to go into the jar.

 Imogen's jar with three nails, two for the hands and one for the feet.


 I then gave the girls a small piece of paper to summarise the Easter story.

The finished jars.


  1. That book sounds great for children. The stories in a jar workshop has been very useful, I love what they have done with the Easter story.

  2. What a great idea! If I was a Sunday school teacher I would totally pinch it ;-)

  3. You kids are very fortunate to have such a crafty mumma!

  4. That's a really neat idea! I've pinned it! Love your daughter's curly hair! I have a curly girl as well. :)

  5. What a wonderful idea...pinned! Thanks for linking up at HammockTracks

  6. so sweet. I would love it if you would come link this one up too! Katie-Brighton Park homeschool



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