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       April 1 & 8, 2018 • Easter & 2nd Sunday of Easter
Easter Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37–43; Colossians 3:1–4; John 20:1–9 2nd Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 4:32–35; 1 John 5:1–6; John 20:19–31
        For Catechists and Teachers
Scripture Background
Easter shows the power of Jesus’ self-giving love. Jesus defeats death and promises that all who believe in him will live forever with God.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
Preschool children have a close-up and joyous experience of people and nature around them. This Easter lesson builds on children’s appreciation of the beauty around them in nature and leads them to praise God for setting them in a world of new life and sustaining them and their loved ones in it. Seeds also provides a brief rebus telling of the Easter Good News and a folding activity to let the children experience that Good News again and again.
“The Easter Triduum celebrates the Lord’s passion, death, and Resurrection and is the culmination of the entire liturgical year” (NDC, 37A). See also CCC, 656, 1193.
Sharing the Lesson with Families
Encourage parents to celebrate the many spring signs of new life that surround them and help their family live in the mystery of Jesus’ new life.
Single-Session Lesson Pacing Guides
Note: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.
     Editor’s Note: This copy of Seeds is for two Sundays. If your group meets on Easter, do the warm-up, proclaim the Gospel, and help the children do the folding activity. On the 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), review the Easter story and complete the activities on pages 3–4.
 60-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (15 minutes)
l  Gathering Song l “Come Gather” (CD-2, #2) l  Gathering Prayer
l  Activity l Alleluia
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)
l  Activity l Gospel Warm-Up
l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)
l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus is Risen! (page 1)
l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “Easter People” (CD-1, #14)
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 26.
Live the Gospel (20—25 minutes)
l  Activity l Happy Easter (page 3)
l  Activity l Signs of Spring (page 4)
l  Closing Prayer
l  Closing Song l “New Life” (CD-2, #10)
Take-Home
l  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #9
l  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and
90-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (15–20 minutes)
l  Gathering Song l “Come Gather” (CD-2, #2)
l  Gathering Prayer
l  Activity l Alleluia
l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “Easter People” (CD-1, #14)
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (45–50 minutes)
l  Activity l Gospel Warm-Up
l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)
l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus is Risen! (page 1)
l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “Easter People” (CD-1, #14)
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 26.
l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #9 Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)
l  Activity l Happy Easter (page 3)
l  Activity l Signs of Spring (page 4)
l  Closing Prayer
l  Closing Song l “New Life” (CD-2, #10)
Take-Home
Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.
         to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.
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Materials
l  Seeds Student Lesson for 4/1 & 4/8 l  Catechism handbook, page 26
l  CD player and Seeds CDs
l  scissors and crayons
l  bells (optional)
NOTE: Separate pages 1–2 from 3–4.
Suggested Music
l  “Come Gather” (CD-2, #2) l  “Easter People” (CD-1, #14) l  “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4) l  “New Life” (CD-2, #10)
Lesson Resources
l  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #9 l  Weekly Review Template
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 Jesus is Risen!
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