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Object lessons

Ways to teach the Holy Week and Easter stories

What do nails, rocks and a snowman have in common? They all can be used to teach about Holy Week and Easter.

OK, nails make sense. Jesus was nailed to the cross. On Good Friday 2003, kids brought hammers to church at Mount Olive Lutheran, Hickory, N.C. After listening to the Good Friday story, each child hammered a nail into a wooden cross.

Parishioner Tammy Jones West said, "My son, Robert (then 6), spent a good portion of the day talking about how he couldn't believe they would nail Jesus to the cross. 'I think I'm going to cry, Mom.' I think he got it."


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