These flower crowns help kids remember a different
crown Jesus wore on the cross.
Stuff: Green paper plates (available at party
supply stores or online at www.orientaltra...
Easter is our time to celebrate Jesus' resurrection.
And what better way to celebrate than to share the good news with
friends in your community? Use these make-and-take Ea...
Spread the good news of Jesus' resurrection with
these 10 new "egg-citing" experiences.
Easter is one of the biggest days on your church calendar -- and
for good reas...
Use this twist on a favorite baby and toddler game to teach
about Jesus' Resurrection.
Form a circle with the little ones in your nursery and tell about
how people put J...
The Scene: Three children with a Bible
discussing the true meaning of Easter.
The Characters: Three children, the Easter Bunny,
the Teacher, Jesus on a stick pony, two chil...
Easter Theme: Jesus is our shepherd; Jesus the
Lamb of God
Scripture: John 10:7-9
Age Level: 6 to 12
Prep Time: Time to prepare muffins
Activity Time: 20 minutes
Give your kids and their families an experience they
won't forget this Easter with two unique Passover
Easter marks the most profound and promising event in our fai...
Construct a 6- to 8-foot cross from lumber, and mount it on a
base so it stands upright. The week before Easter or early in the
worship service, give each child a piece of r...
Construct a 6- to 8-foot cross from lumber. Then cover it with
chicken wire. Mount the cross on your church lawn. Fill the chicken
wire with palm fronds from Palm Sunday. In...
As children enter your worship area on Easter morning, give them
each two wooden paint-stirring sticks. Direct the kids to an area
where an adult will help them hot glue the...
Theme: Christ's Exaltation As King
Text: John 1:4
Preparation: For each child, you'll need a
1-inch piece of cardboard tube (from a paper towel roll),
On Palm Sunday, put three brightly colored strips of paper
(approximately 2 1/2 x 11 inches long) in each worship bulletin.
During the service just before the offering, ask ...
Hide hollow chocolate eggs instead of plastic or real eggs. Make
sure there are enough eggs for each child to have one, and limit
the hunt to one egg each. Gather the childr...
Use this Easter meeting to involve young people in your
group with each other, exploring biblical accounts of new life and
in a creative Easter celebration.
The high poin...
By Debbie Neufeld
A Basket Of Meaning
Bring this basket of Easter goodies to church with you for a
"sweet" object lesson that kids will love! Weave the gospel message
Easter may bring a wave of new kids to your class. Use this
experience to help kids discover all the things they have in common
with each other.
Ask all kids to name ways...
The Easter season represents a time of sacrifice -- it's
also a time to celebrate the joys in life, including family. Use
this experience to encourage family members during
The easy-to-read dialogue has delivery cues built right in; just
read the capitalized words with emphasis to avoid "monotone
syndrome," and to make sure everyone catches the...
Use these fun foods to remind kids of Jesus' time in
Age Level: 3 to 12
Activity Time: 20 minutes
Materials: Bible, graham crackers, gummy worms,
Honor Jesus' life, teachings, and miracles with these 11 ideas
Kids love Easter! And we love Easter because we feel especially
connected to our Sa...
Getting to Know Jesus at Easter
Say: On Easter we celebrate Jesus' defeat of death. He's alive
and will live forever. He wants us to be his friend and have the
power to l...
Make your Holy Week both memorable and educational with a
week-long series of activities that will provide educational
opportunities each day from Palm Sunday..all the w...
A New Dozen
Easter eggs are a great way to tell about Easter. The filled
plastic Easter eggs can be opened at home on different days of Holy
Week, used to tell the purp...
Jelly beans come in all the right colors to tell the gospel of
God's love. Use this Jelly Bean Gospel Poem with any of the ideas
Orange is for the sins we've d...
The Easter Drama Scene: The porch of a
The Simple Easter Drama Setup: Do what you can
to make the actors look like rabbits; at the least, give them
A dozen new ideas that'll capture everyone's
attention for Jesus--the real center of Easter.
"Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went
up on a mou...
Easter Week gets off to a spirited start when it
includes family devotions, service projects, easy crafts, yummy
snacks, fun games, a complete Seder Meal plan, and
AN EASTER BONFIRE
Early Christians often lit bonfires on the night before Easter to
represent the light coming into the world through Christ. You also
can use this traditi...
PALM BRANCH COOKIES
Your kids will enjoy making and eating these cookies. To make the
dough, you'll need 1/3 cup shortening, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg, 3 cups
sifted flour, 1/2...