The boys immediately found white on one of the Elk's guarding the trails. We love seeing the Elks out and about!
Matthew 28:His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
Something that smells good was kind of tricky with spring not in full force yet . . . they tried really hard, but it wasn't until we were leaving and saw an evergreen that I was very hopeful that we had found something with fragrance. We even asked one of the workers for leads. It will be a different story in a short time.
|Something that Smells Good|
Matthew 28:2,5 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
Matthew 27:31-32 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
Matthew 28:6-7 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
|Signs of Decay/Death|
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the shall
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
We didn't really watch the sunrise (but maybe we still will!), but we did find this plant! It had the thorns on it!
The boys found this round stone, saying that if it was dug up that it would roll. Way to think beyond the top of the soil!
|Rock that Rolls|
I will say the kids weren't excited about coming here for our activity, but they got into as we went and did a great job thinking outside the box on our walk. I loved that we were reading from the scriptures, out in nature, exploring a new place, focused on details of our search, and celebrating Easter in an active way. Great memories!