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Candle cross, prayer path, and Story Eggs
Old 02-21-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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When I began teaching my father-in-law made me a wooden cross with 7 small holes drilled in it. The cross lays flat on my classroom altar. I place 6 small purple candles and 1 white candle on the cross. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, we light one candle each week of Lent. On Easter we light the white candle.

I also have a long sheet of bulletin board paper with 40 small stone-shaped circles laminated on it. We call it our Lenten Prayer Path. As Lent begins, we brainstorm people in our school, community, and nation to pray for and write their names on the stones. Each day during Lent we pray for one of the persons listed and attach a small paper cross over the stone.

I also make Easter story-telling eggs with my students. I know that you can purchase a set ready-made, but, I love that my students can take the eggs home and tell the story to their families. Here are the objects we place in the eggs:
-crown of thorns made from thin craft wire
-small wooden cross (I've found these at Hobby Lobby)
-pennies (soldiers gambled for Jesus' clothing)
-nails
-black cloth (sky turned dark)
-numeral three (three days in the tomb)
-small stone (stone was rolled away)
-empty egg (empty tomb)
-silk flower or small butterfly symbolizing new life

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