06 August 2014

Joseph of Arimathea (July 31)




July 31st the church remembers Joseph of Arimathea.

 "Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate wondered if He was dead by this time, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He was already dead. And ascertaining this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. Joseph bought a linen cloth, took Him down, wrapped Him in the linen cloth and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were looking onto see where He was laid." Mark 15:43-47


I took some time to explain to the babies that this Joseph is different from the Joseph in Egypt and Jesus' earthly father Joseph. There really are a lot of Josephs and Marys in the Bible aren't there? We read from one of our Easter books, the Crucifixion account and since it was Joseph who asked for Jesus' body, gave him a tomb and laid him there, I decided that making a tomb would be an appropriate craft.


Inspired by this tomb we got to work. I had very very low expectations but knew we'd at least have fun mixing ingredients.



Our humble tomb. 
Unfortunately, I didn't have an oven proof bowl so I used the inside of a bundt cake pan. :) 

There are tons of Easter Tomb crafts that are appropriate for this day.
Also a lot of  Easter Tomb snack ideas that would be fun for kids. You can find some of these on my Easter Pin Board.

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