Children will learn why the Easter season is filled with hope and
joy, as we celebrate Jesus' resurrection.
|AS KIDS ARRIVE (10 minutes)
| As kids arrive, greet each of them with a cheerful
hello and lovingly invite them into the classroom. Tell the kids that
today is a very special Sunday, because it is Easter Sunday. Have
pictures of Jesus, after the resurrection, for them to color. Color
Page Suggestions: Jesus
has Risen Jesus
and His Disciples
|WORSHIP TIME (5 minutes) Further info? Click here
|BIBLE VERSE (7 minutes)
'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through me.'" John 14:6 NIV
Explain this verse to
the children in simple terms, stating that Jesus took the punishment
for our sins although He had never done anything wrong. Jesus loves
us very much and died on the cross for our sins. Jesus provides the
only way to Heaven.
|BIBLE STORY (15
|After Jesus died on the cross His friends were very
sad. They took Jesus' body and lovingly placed it in a tomb. A big rock
was rolled in front of the door to the tomb. Guards were placed outside
the tomb to make sure no one would steal the body. Listen carefully
as I read the rest of the story from God's Word, the Bible.
Read Matthew 28:1-10
1. Who were the first disciples to visit the tomb? (Two women,
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary.)
2. When did they go to visit the tomb? (Early Sunday morning.)
3. What happened as the women approached the tomb? (A violent
earthquake shook the ground.)
4. What did the women see when they got to the tomb? (The rock
was rolled away from the door of the tomb and an angel was sitting
on top of it.)
5. What happened to the guards? (When they saw the angel, they
were afraid and fell as if dead.)
6. What did the angel say to the women? (That Jesus had risen
from the dead, just like Jesus said He would!)
7. What did the women do when they heard this Good News? (They
were filled with joy and hurried to tell their friends.)
|FUN TIME (10 minutes)
|Jesus is Alive! (Craft)
|ALTERNATE FUN TIME (10 minutes)
|No Way Across? (Object
Talk) Click here
|PRAYER/SNACK (10 minutes) Further
|Pray to God, thanking Him for loving us so
much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins.
We should take time each day to remember how much God loves us. Pray
for each child that is visiting and for their families, let them know
that they are all very special to God.
|As the children wait to be picked up, tell them that
Jesus told us that He will be coming back one day. We do not know
when Jesus is going to come back, but it will be wonderful time!
Give the children crayons and paper and have them draw pictures of
Jesus and themselves celebrating Easter together.
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|TAKE HOME PAGE
|Give one copy to each child at the end of the class to take home. Click here