He is risen: Mary at Jesus’ tomb: John 20:1-18

Hooray Jesus is alive.

How do we show our excitement? Why not cheer? Yes. I was on my high school cheerleading team…and I did learn things that I’ve used later in life, like how to get 4 year olds to do a dance in sync with others for a Christmas play, but that is neither here nor there.

I made a template for the megaphone by googling “megaphone template” that didn’t get me too cars o I just googled ” party hat template” so much better. I printed one out, drew a handle on it and cut it out. There you go. Your own template! In addition to using the megaphone to shout that Jesus is alive, Mary was most certainly over come with joy. So make up a little cheer to go with pom poms.

Who died on the cross?

Jesus!

Who rose from the grave?

Jesus!

Yay! Jesus!

( I never said I made up amazing cheers, just that I was on the team, ok.)

Shout the Good News: Jesus is alive so shout it and rejoice

 Objective: Children will be able to use their own megaphone and pompoms to shout the joy that Jesus is alive

 Supplies:

Megaphone template ( make your own)

PomPom Handles template

Tissue paper, two sheets per child

Crayons, markers or colored pencils

Scissors

Glue sticks & staplers or tape

Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Preparation: You will need to cut the tissue paper into strips to make the pompoms. Take one sheet of tissue paper open it up and lay it out. Fold it in half left to right. Turn the tissue paper so the folded side is at the top. Fold again from left to right. Once again turn the folded side of the tissue paper so the fold is on the top and cut 1 in. strips starting at the bottom leaving about 1 ½ in. at the top so the strips all stay connected. Once the strips are cut, fold the tissue paper in half left to right and in half again, and in half again. Staple once. You need 2 per child. Now the pompom is ready for the handles to be added in class.For smaller children, you will want to cut out the megaphone for them, as well as the handles. If your children are a little older, they may want to cut it out themselves.

In class: Pass out the megaphone. Have children color them any way they like. Use any medium you’d like, crayons, markers or colored pencils.

To make the megaphone, you can use glue sticks to seal and secure with a staple on each side or you can simply tape the seam.

Pass out two handles to each child. Fold in half, sandwich the pompom and staple at the base.

Hooray Jesus is alive

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