Magic trick - Force Card: He is risen - FREE


He is risen - an easy to do gospel illussion from Richard Lenski

This Gospel illusion is from Richard Lenski and can be used in your children's ministry, Sunday school or kidmin. You don't have to be a Christian magician to do this trick. 

Verse: 

Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for He has risen.

Goal:

What is important at Easter.

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What do you need:

You need to make eight cards. In order left to right.

#1 Front side, Flowers , back side cross
#2 front side E back side Easter eggs 
#3 front side A back side Easter new clothes
#4 front side S back side Jesus pic
#5 front side T back side candy
#6 front side E back side egg hunt
#7 front side R back side rabbit
#8 front side Flowers, back side empty tomb.

You can use words or pictures for the back of the cards. It would be good to laminate the cards if you are going to use them frequently.

You will be using a magicians force to force the “S” card. This will be explained at the end of the lesson.

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Magic trick - Ethereal Salt: Be Filled with the Holy Spirit - FREE


An easy to do gospel illussion from Richard Lenski

You can use this gospel illusion from Richard Lenski in your children's ministry, Sunday school or kidmin. You don't have to be a Christian magician to do this trick. 

Verse:

John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.

Goal:

No limit on the filling of the Spirit.

Three ropes trick fun christmas story Sunday school kidmin

What do you need:

- Ethereal Salt Magic Trick

Do you know how this magic trick works?

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Magic trick - Double Cross: Preach the Good News - FREE


Double Cross - an easy to do gospel illussion from Richard Lenski

This Gospel illusion is from Richard Lenski and can be used in your children's ministry, Sunday school or kidmin. You don't have to be a Christian magician to do this trick. 

Verse:

Mark 16:15 - And he said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Goal:

Jesus died for you.

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What do you need:

- Mark Southworth’s Double Cross Magic Trick

With this trick you draw an X on your hand, erase it and it appears on a spectator’s hand. It also has an addition to it to do the same thing with a heart that has to be purchased in addition to the original Double Cross.

Do you know how this magic trick works?

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Prayer idea - Easter: 'The torn curtain in the temple'


An Easter creative prayer idea

At the moment Jesus died, the curtain in the temple tore from top to bottom, as if God himself had torn it down. This curtain stopped people from coming into God's presence. Only the high priest was allowed behind the curtain once a year to enter the Most Holy Place.

As the curtain tore, God said: "You are welcome. Come and be with me."

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus. ( Matthew 27: 39 - 66 )

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

What do you need:

- cloth / sheet with the beginning of lots of tears in it.
- scissors

What do you do:

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Crafts idea - Easter: 'The guards were no use…' - FREE


An Easter craft activity

The priests and scribes place soldiers to guard the tomb, but we already know that this was of little use. Jesus just rises from the dead! This craft activity celebrates that.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus. ( Matthew 27: 39 - 66 )

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

What do you need:

- worksheet
- paper plate
- lolly sticks
- grey paper to make the stone
- grey paint with brushes
- coloured pencils / felt-tip pens
- glue

What do you do:

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Game - Easter: 'Is anyone going to try and steal the body?'


A Bible game on the Easter story

The scribes and the priests are worried that the body of Jesus will be stolen. They have the tomb guarded. Now they can sleep peacefully, can't they?!

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus. ( Matthew 27: 39 - 66 )

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

What do you need:

- four chairs
- blindfolds
- bowl of sweets
- newspapers

What do you do:

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Game - Easter: 'Get down of the cross'


A Bible game on the Easter story

The priests and the scribes shout all kinds of things against Jesus. They challenge him to come down from the cross and prove that he is the Son of God and that God truly loves him. But Jesus resists their challenge. That is the theme of this game.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus. ( Matthew 27: 39 - 66 )

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

What do you need:

- large number of small balls
- large inflatable ball

What do you do:

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Object lesson - Easter: 'Use all your five senses on this Easter quest'


Use all your senses in this quest for the meaning of Easter

The children have to search for five different places or stations (outside or inside) where they can taste, smell, feel see and hear the Easter story of Jesus' suffering and resurrection from the dead.

Explanation

Give the children a piece of paper and a pen. At each station the children are told a letter, which they can write down. The stations don’t have to be visited in a particular order. Do tell the children the number of the letter each time they get one. When they have completed all five stations and the letters on their card have made a word, then can visit the last station….

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus ( Matthew 27: 39 - 66 )

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

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Creative discussion - Easter: 'Can you see the big picture?' - FREE


A group discussion about Jesus' words on the cross

The leaders of the people and the priests mock Jesus on the cross. They have no idea what's going on. They can only see one piece of the puzzle and are missing the big picture. By means of a special puzzle we discover whether we see the big picture.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus ( Matthew 27: 39 - 66 )

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

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'Can you see the big picture?'

 

Creative discussion - Easter: 'Why have you forsaken me?'


A group discussion about Jesus' words on the cross

This is what Jesus cries out on the cross. He feels abandoned by God. But has he been abandoned? Sometimes we may feel abandoned. Have we been abandoned?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus ( Matthew 27: 39 - 66 )

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

What do you need:

- worksheets: I FEEL and I AM ( download here )

What do you do:

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Object lesson - Easter: 'Telling the Easter story with smarties'


An easy to do object lesson that you can use to tell the Easter story 

This is a fun way to tell the story of Easter with coloured smarties. Curious? Take a quick look...

This idea is part of a complete Sunday School lesson on the Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus ( Matthew 27: 39 - 66 )

 

Do dreams come true creative discussion on bible story of Jesus and Barabbas Easter activity for Sunday school or childrens ministry

What do you need:

- a bag of smarties for each child
- large cardboard circles in the colours: green, pink, purple, brown, red, blue, orange, yellow
- large smarties box (homemade - see picture)

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Sunday school lesson - NT - Easter 5: 'Why have you forsaken me?' - FREE


Download the PFD booklet with thirteen Sunday school ideas on the Bible story of Jesus being crucified

Are you looking for a Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Jesus being crucified  in Matthew 27: 39 - 66?

This lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Zacchaeus come out of your tree complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Zacchaeus for childrens ministry kidmin childrens church


We understand that these thirteen ideas are maybe too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*   Prove who you are  - a children’s moment
*   Guess who it is…   - an icebreaker
*   How do I tell the this Bible story?  - storytelling tips
*   Imagination of a child  - YouTube video and discussion
*   Blow it into the bottle!  - a fun science experiment
*   Telling the Easter story with smarties  - a creative activity
*   Why have you forsaken me?  - a creative discussion
*   Can you see the big picture?  - a creative activity
*   Use all five senses on this Easter quest  - a creative activity
*   Get down off the cross  - a Bible game
*   Is anyone going to try and steal the body?  - a Bible game
*   The guards were no use…. - craft activity
*   The torn curtain in the temple  - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

Download the booklet:    'My God, why have you forsaken me?'