Enquire: into the cross as a special symbol for Christians.
The cross is important to Christians as:
- A sign pointing to something 'Christian'.
- A symbol summing up christian beliefs about Jesus' death, his sacrifice, the cost of forgiveness, a way or bridge to heaven.
Move: Explore making different shapes using your body. Than have a go at creating a cross shape using your hands, arms, legs or fingers?
Listen: What shape is a special symbol for Christians? Watch the video clip below.
Observe: Look at the crosses in the photos below. Which cross do you like best? Can you go on a cross hunt around your local area, maybe you will see a cross in the churchyard? I wonder how many you will find?
Make: Make and decorate your own cross using twigs or lollipop sticks.
A cross reminds Christians of when Jesus their friend died on a cross. Christians say a cross is a bit like a bridge because Jesus is their saviour (you can hear the word save in saviour), a friend who helps them get to a better place, the place where God is. Some Christians make a sign of a cross when they visit church or say their prayers.