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Farther Than the Eye Can See | The Easter Path

Carmen Kamrath

Create a path of faith discovery for kids and their families with a life-changing Easter Walk. Here's one station.

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Theme: Baseball Game

Host: Baseball Player

Materials: Four paper "bases," baseball equipment, scrap paper, markers, tape, and a small bouncy ball

The Scene: Use paper baseball "bases" to form a baseball diamond on the floor. Decorate the station area with baseball equipment, such as bats, mitts, or jerseys. Put a stack of scrap paper and markers at home plate. Wrap a piece of crumpled paper around the bouncy ball and secure it with tape.

Experience: Have family members talk about a time they won something as they enter the station.
Gather families around home plate. Have each family member write the word "sin" on a sheet of paper and crumple the paper into a ball.

Say: You talked about winning things. Today we're going to find out that we can't beat problems without God's help. The Bible says that everyone has sin or that everyone has done wrong things-even your mom and dad! We can try to throw our sins away to be sinless. Stand at home plate and throw your sin as far as you can into the outfield.
When everyone has had a turn, take the weighted paper ball and throw it as far as possible. Ask: What happened to your sin? Why didn't it go as far as mine did?

Say: My ball went farther away from me because it had extra power.
Read aloud Psalm 103:6-12.

Say: Jesus died on the cross for all our sins. These verses say that God takes our sin far away-farther than we'll ever see or imagine. When we ask for forgiveness, our sin is gone-for good. It's the reason Easter is a time for celebration!

Have family members each retrieve a paper ball to take to the next station.

Excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine.  

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All Stations in The Easter Path:

Palm Sunday

Last Supper

Good Friday

Jesus in the Tomb

Easter Morning

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