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Easter

The Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Great ideas to use in your Sunday school class for Easter. 

"He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him, and kill him. On the third day he will rise again." Luke 18:32-33 
"He is not here; he has risen!" Luke 24:6a


Activities

Breaking Bread

Children learn to appreciate some of the customs practiced during the time of Jesus by participating in a Passover feast.

Bulletin Boards

Hosanna in the Highest!

Hear the shouts of Hosanna, and feel the breeze of the palm branches with this colorful bulletin board about the triumphal entry of Jesus.

Crafts

A Special Card From God

Curiosity is explored in this fun Valentine project involving Godís word.

Bread of Life

Children make an edible treat which represents the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross.

Empty Tomb

A stained glass craft that reminds children that Jesus has risen!

Father, Forgive Them

As Jesus hung on the cross, He asked His Father to forgive.

Hearts on a Cross

A sweet craft to help the kids remember that Jesus loved them so much, He gave up His life on a cross.

Palm Leaf Cross

Children make a cross from a palm leaf to help remind them of the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us.

Seventy Times Seven

How many times should I forgive? A delightful craft to show how often we should forgive one another.

Games

In the Tomb, Out of the Tomb

Kids love this energy burning game. It can be adjusted to fit many different topics and themes.

To the Cross

Kids use their throwing skills to earn chances to answer questions about Jesus and the cross.

Lessons

EASTER SERIES

A three-week series that teaches children about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Empty Tomb

After completing this lesson, the children will understand the Resurrection of Jesus, and how the disciples found hope and joy because He rose from the grave. This hope and joy is available to all who know Jesus.

THE GOOD NEWS OF EASTER

In this three-week series children lean that Jesus loves us so much that He willingly died on the cross for the forgivness of our sins.

Object Talks

Truth Revealed

A surprising Object Talk the kids can participate in that will show how the Words of Christ became clear after His resurrection.

Puzzles

Blessed is He

(Word Fill-in) Children find key words from the story about Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Cross Puzzle

"All we like sheep have gone astray," Isaiah 53:6: A cross-shaped puzzle to help the kids memorize.

He Has Risen

(Word Search) Children search for words related to Jesus rising from the dead.

Power of the Cross

(Cross-out) As Jesus died on the cross between two criminals, He asked His Father to do something very special for all of us. What He asked is found in Luke 23:24.

The Final Hours

(Crossword) A search of the scriptures focusing on the betrayal and crucifixion of Jesus.

The Last Supper

(Crossword) Children discover things they might have seen or heard had they been present during the Lord's Supper.

Skits

Jesus in Easter

A skit between two boys and the real reasons for celebrating Easter. (A skit for two persons)

One Boy's Donkey

A skit about how a boy's young donkey went from ordinary to extraordinary because of our Lord Jesus. (Skit for three - four)

Stories

Change of Heart

It's never too late to do the right thing.