6- He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
1. He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days’ prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered; man is free.
Christ has won the victory.
2. Come with high and holy hymning;
Chant our Lord’s triumphant lay.
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking o’er the purple east,
Symbol of our Easter feast.
3. He is risen! He is risen!
He hath opened heaven’s gate.
We are free from sin’s dark prison,
Risen to a holier state.
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.
1. How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness?
He sent his Son, a newborn babe, with peace and holiness.
How could the Father show the world the pathway we should go?
He sent his Son to walk with men on earth, that we may know.
How could the Father tell the world of sacrifice, of death?
He sent his Son to die for us and rise with living breath.
What does the Father ask of us? What do the scriptures say?
Have faith, have hope, live like his Son, help others on their way.
What does he ask? Live like his Son.
*For Younger Children* Discuss the things that happened the week before the Savior’s crucifixion and resurrection (Taken from the April 2011 Friend Magazine). Testify and discuss the true meaning of Easter.
The First Easter Countdown
Testify of the blessing we receive from “Easter” and discuss the true meaning of Easter (Christ Crucifixion, the Atonement & the Resurrection).
*For Teenagers or Adults* Read the following article from the Ensign by President Thomas S Monson. You may want to go over the first easter countdown listed above. Also be sure to discuss and testify of the true meaning of Easter.
The scene was changed…
The morn was cold and chill,
As the shadow of a cross arose
upon a lonely hill.
Edible Easter Basket Cupcakes or Carrot Cake
Edible Easter Basket Cupcakes
1- First, frost the cupcakes with white icing. Bend a pipe cleaner or a piece of red licorice into an arch and push the ends into the sides of each cupcake.
2- Shake the shredded coconut in a stainless steel bowl. Sprinkle on food coloring bit by bit, mixing vigorously to distribute the color
3- Place a pinch of shredded coconut on each iced cupcake. Now place three jelly beans on the “nest” of coconut.
4- Tie a small ribbon bow on the pipe cleaner or licorice handle at a jaunty angle.
2 cups white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube pan.
2- Combine the sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, soda, oil. With an electric mixer beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the carrots and the walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
3- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour 20 minutes. Note: this cake can be made in two 9 inch layer cake pans just change the baking time to 40 minutes.
4- To Make Frosting: With an electric mixer blend the cream cheese and cream. Add the vanilla and confectioners’ sugar. Frosting can be spread and a still warm cake.
1- Have an Easter Egg Hunt.
2- Print and color the dot to dot activity.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.