Expressing Excitement

Scripture: Matthew 28:2-15, Mark 16:1-14, Luke 24:1-44, John 20:2-21:24

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God raised Jesus from the dead on Sunday.
  • Students will learn many people saw Jesus after he was raised from the dead.
  • Students will learn people touched Jesus and ate with him after he was raised, showing he was raised and not some sort of ghost or spirit.
  • Students will learn how to use exclamation points appropriately.

Guiding Question: How does telling the story of Jesus develop our faith sharing and encourage others to know God?

Materials: None needed

Procedure: Review the story of the Resurrection for the scriptures above. Review how Jesus helped others believe that He had been resurrected by talking with them, eating meals with them, etc. Explain that this was important so more and more people would go on to share the good news of Jesus. God wants us to also share the news of Jesus and how He has been faithful to us. Ask the students why it might be hard or scary to share their faith with others. Explain that the more practice they have sharing their faith, the easier it will become to do.

Introduce the activity. Review how to use an exclamation point in exclamatory sentences. Model examples of exclamatory sentences and when to use an exclamation point. Have the students take turns saying an exclamatory statement someone might have said when they heard about the resurrection. 

Additional Questions: How can students use exclamatory sentences in writing?

Supplemental Activity: Have students write a letter to people about the resurrection as if it had just happened. Make sure students are using exclamatory sentences and appropriate punctuation.

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