Last night we did our annual Palm Sunday re-enactment--we threw pillows and towels on the floor and Cameron starred in his annual role as the donkey. Jake and Abby both enjoyed it all.
Afterwards we read and discussed Luke 19:37-40. Then we watched this little one-minute clip portraying Christ's triumphal entry.
I have to say, I've known about the Church producing all these Bible story videos the last couple years, but I haven't watched very many of them. Now I'm wondering why I haven't been using them sooner as a way to bring Bible stories to life for our kids. Tomorrow we will probably watch this one about Christ cleansing the temple. (Technically, it is portraying the story from John 2, instead of the event from the last week of Christ's life. But we'll probably watch it anyway.) We will probably also check out this one about the Last Supper, this one of Christ being placed in the tomb, and this one for Easter morning. (They also have a few about Christ suffering in Gethsemane, being brought before Pilate, and the scourging and crucifixion. But as of last year video portrayals of the crucifixion and such were pretty overwhelming and scary for our kids. So we'll save those for another year.)
Thus begins our countdown to Easter. Boy am I excited. Happy Holy Week!