the passion and the Resurrection
Jesus was arrested and was sent to die on the cross. He was crucified with two thieves, one on either side of Him. Jesus died so God could forgive our sins. After He died, He was buried. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead. The theme of Day 4 is "God forgives us", and this story teaches that perfectly.
This activity teaches that "God forgives us". There should be a cross in the room. Give the children red hearts and have them write their names on them. Have them put the hearts into a bucket at the foot of the cross. The leader tells them how those hearts represent their sins. Then, throw the hearts into the garbage can, saying that God forgives our sins.