Easter is a time of surprises. Surprises are all around us.
We began Sunday Club this month by finding pairs of cards showing some of nature’s surprises: a tadpole that turns into a frog; a small sunflower seed that grows taller than us.
Ruth had some surprises for us. If you try to pop a balloon through a piece of sellotape she said, it won’t pop – only ours did. This was quite a surprise for people who don’t like balloons!!
We sent Andy out of the room and hid. When he came back in we gave him a surprise when we jumped out and blew on kazoos.
The Easter story is full of surprises. Jesus’s friends were hiding after he died.
Mary Magdalen and her friends went to find Jesus’s body. The heavy stone was gone and the grave clothes were empty. An angel told them he was not there.
They ran to tell the disciples who went to see for themselves.
Mary went back to the tomb. She met Jesus in the garden. He was alive.
Easter eggs are a sign of new life. When we roll painted eggs down a hill we are remembering the heavy stone that was rolled away.
Our final surprise was wrapped in newspaper in Andy’s bin – a chocolate egg for everyone.