GOOD FRIDAY

Below are some Good Friday and Easter activities that are great for all the family. If you want, take a picture of your creation and email it to office@stjohnmenston.org.uk and we will display it on our website! 

For more Easter activities, please visit our Easter page. For more Good Friday resources, you can also find reflections on the Seven Sayings of Jesus, written by congregation members at St John's and Menston Methodist church. 

Craft - Good Friday Crosses
 

You will need:
 

Paper plate/white card circle

Card for crosses

Colouring pens

Glue

Scissors
 

1. Get a paper plate or draw a circle on a white piece of cards.

2. Cut off the bottom quarter of the plate/circle (to be used as hill)

3. Cut out 3 crosses

4. Colour in the top part of plate using sunset colours (red, orange, yellow)

5. Colour the portion of the plate that you cut of brown.

6. Attach the hill to the plate using glue.

7. Stick 3 crosses to the hill.

Craft - Easter Card
 

You will need:
 

Coloured card/paper

Colouring pens

Glue

Scissors

 

1 Cut out an Easter egg shape using card/paper

2. Decorate egg using coloured pens

3. Cut egg in half (vertically)

4. Take  an A4 piece of card and fold the two end to the middle to make 2 flaps

5 Stick Easter egg halves on each flap.

6. For the centre of card draw or cut out a sun.

7. Draw or cut out a cross to go in the centre of cross

Easter Cross

You will need:

Piece of wood 22 x 11 cm
12 Panel pins/nails
Coloured wool or string
Hammer

Follow the instructions by downloading the PDF from the button below!

Baking Challenge - Easter cross biscuits

 

Ingredients:

 

200 g (8 oz) unsalted butter

200 g (8 0z) caster sugar

1 large free -range egg (lightly beaten)

400 g (16 oz) plain flour

(for chocolate biscuits replace
50 g flour with 50 g cocoa powder)

½ tsp or 2.5 ml vanilla (optional)

Fondant icing (to decorate)

Icing pens or other decorations (to decorate)

 

Method:

 

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence until well mixed and just becoming creamy. Don’t overwork or the biscuits will spread during baking.

 

Beat in the egg until well combined.

 

Sieve in the flour and mix slowly until a dough forms. Gather it into a ball, wrap in a clean cloth or clingfilm and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

 

Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it briefly. Roll out to an even thickness (approx. 5 mm (1/4 inch) thick). Cut out cross shapes using a cutter or paper template (see below).

 

Lay biscuits on a greased baking tray (or line with greaseproof paper). Chill again for about 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 180°C.

 

Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on size, until golden brown at the edges. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

 

Decorate using rolled fondant icing and/or other icing and decorations of your choice.

*Wrapped in foil or clingfilm the un-iced biscuits will keep well in a cool, dry place (or frozen) for up to a month*

 

St John the Divine, Menston Parish Church,
Burley Lane, Ilkley LS29 6EU
Registered Charity Number 11236532

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