Quakers using Godly Play® in their religious education program have stories from that curriculum and other resources to choose from during this time in the First Day School year. What follows is by no means an exhaustive list, but some thoughts on what has worked in one meeting’s program (for example, there is a Godly Play® enrichment lesson about crosses that I have not used and cannot speak on). Over the years, I have found that what resonates with me as a storyteller and has led to deep wondering with children is material that helps them connect the baby whose birth we recount with great care at Christmas to the man whose earthly life ends at Easter. Friends will need to discern how to explain the crucifixion, based on ages in your circle of children and the culture of your meeting community. Finally, while most Friends meetings do not celebrate Lent in the same manner as other Christian denominations, it can be beneficial to take advantage of the weeks before Easter Sunday to build an understanding of the mystery of Easter.
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