Create a path of faith discovery for kids and their families
with a life-changing Easter Walk. Here's one station.
Theme: Baseball Game
Host: Baseball Player
Materials: Four paper "bases," baseball
equipment, scrap paper, markers, tape, and a small bouncy ball
The Scene: Use paper baseball "bases" to form a
baseball diamond on the floor. Decorate the station area with
baseball equipment, such as bats, mitts, or jerseys. Put a stack of
scrap paper and markers at home plate. Wrap a piece of crumpled
paper around the bouncy ball and secure it with tape.
Experience: Have family members talk about a
time they won something as they enter the station.
Gather families around home plate. Have each family member write
the word "sin" on a sheet of paper and crumple the paper into a
Say: You talked about winning things. Today
we're going to find out that we can't beat problems without God's
help. The Bible says that everyone has sin or that everyone has
done wrong things-even your mom and dad! We can try to throw our
sins away to be sinless. Stand at home plate and throw your sin as
far as you can into the outfield.
When everyone has had a turn, take the weighted paper ball and
throw it as far as possible. Ask: What happened to
your sin? Why didn't it go as far as mine did?
Say: My ball went farther away from me because
it had extra power.
Read aloud Psalm 103:6-12.
Say: Jesus died on the cross for all our sins.
These verses say that God takes our sin far away-farther than we'll
ever see or imagine. When we ask for forgiveness, our sin is
gone-for good. It's the reason Easter is a time for
Have family members each retrieve a paper ball to take to the
Excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine.
All Stations in The Easter Path:
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