Object lesson - Jesus is alive: ‘You can't get around it!’


A fun, interative way to introduce the story of the resurrection 

This idea provides a great introduction to the Biblical story of the resurrection.  

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 24: 1 - 12.

This introduction activity 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.

You cannot get around it an Easter childrens moment on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

What do you need:

- tape measures

What do you do:

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Crafts idea - Jesus is alive: ‘Decorate an egg’


A fun introduction activity about the Easter story 

You can use this idea as the children are arriving, before the programme has started.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 24: 1 - 12.

This introduction activity 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.

Decorate an egg an Easter warming up activity on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

What do you need:

- hardboiled eggs
- felt pens

What do you do:

Do:
Give each child an egg to decorate as they arrive.

Once everyone is there, you can either eat the eggs together or you can give them another boiled egg to eat and they can take the decorated ones home.

 

Sunday school lesson - NT - Easter 3: ‘Father into Your hands…’


Download the PFD booklet with eleven great ideas on this Bible story

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 26 – 56  -  Jesus dying on the cross

This Easter 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.

Father into Your hands a complete Sunday school lesson with eleven ideas for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens churchWe understand that these eleven ideas are way 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:

* The blot on the painting - a children’s moment
* Squeeze an egg - an icebreaker
* How do I tell the this Bible story? - three storytelling tips
* A Toy Love Story - YouTube video and discussion
* The dying flame that raises up the water - a fun science experiment
* Batteries that are full and empty - a creative activity
* What does INRI stand for? - a creative activity
* Do not weep for me, weep for yourselves - a creative activity
* The battle of forgiveness - a Bible game
* Spray your heart clean - a Bible game
* I give myself to You - 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.

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Prayer idea - Jesus on the cross: ‘I give myself to you’


Use this Easter prayer idea to think about surrendering to God

At the moment that Jesus dies, he surrenders himself to God: ‘Into your hands I place my spirit’. What does this mean and how can we surrender to God? 

I give myself to You a creative Easter prayer idea for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church


What do you need:

- a large wooden cross with lots of nails in it
- white strips of cloth

What to do:

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Game - Jesus on the cross: ‘Spray your heart clean’


A fun game you can use in your Easter programme

There are also two thieves being crucified next to Jesus. One of them insults Jesus. The other thief knows that he is a criminal and that he has earned his punishment. He also knows that Jesus has done nothing wrong. He asks Jesus to help him, and there and then Jesus forgives him and promises him a place in heaven. This is how quickly salvation can take place. But how quickly can the children do this game?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This game 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.

Spray your heart clean a fun Bible Easter game for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- string
- pegs
- water pistols
- plastic plates
- water paint

What do you do:

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Game - Jesus on the cross: ‘The fight for forgiveness’


A lively game you can use in your Easter programme 

As Jesus is hanging on the cross he calls out ‘Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing’. Despite the terrible things they have done to him, Jesus prays that those who have crucified him will be forgiven.
This game illustrates what is involved as we also try to forgive people. 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This game 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.

The battle of forgiveness a fun Bible Easter game for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- a large pile of newspapers
- a rubbish bin
- sticky tape

What do you do:

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Object lesson - Jesus on the cross: ‘Do not weep for me, weep for yourselves’


A light hearted way to introduce a discussion on this difficult text

On the road to Golgotha there are women standing crying. Jesus tells them not to cry for him, but for themselves, for Jerusalem. Jesus knows that in forty years the whole of Jerusalem will be destroyed and many people will lose their lives.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This creative activity 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.

Do nog weep for me weep for yourselves a creative Easter idea for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- balloons
- sticky tape

What do you do:

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Object lesson - Jesus on the cross: ‘What does INRI stand for?’


A hands on activity explaining the meaning of the letters above the cross

In many churches you see the word ‘INRI’ above the cross. This is a summary of the text that was put above Jesus’ cross. But what does it mean? Let’s discover it, using salt dough.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This creative activity 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.

The meaning of INRI explain the meaning of the cross Easter idea for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- 500 gm white flour (not self-raising)
- 250 gm salt
- 250 ml water
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- a picture of the four letters INRI
- large plastic bowls

What do you do:

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Object lesson - Jesus on the cross: ‘Using a torch to explain the meaning of the cross’


A simple but effective object lesson to explain the meaning of the cross

How do we explain to children the mystery of what happened on the cross? You’ll get quite a long way with these two torches and their batteries.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This object lesoon 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.

Batteries that are full and empty explain the meaning of the cross Easter idea for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- a battery tester
- some new and used batteries
- two torches

What do you do:

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Experiment - Jesus on the cross: ‘The dying flame that raises up the water’


A cool science experiment about the Easter story 

A simple but powerful experiment that you can use to demonstrate the power of the gospel and the death of Jesus.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This experiment 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.

The dying flame that lifts up the water an Easter science experiment for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- a shallow dish
- water
- colouring
- a vase
- a tea light candle

What do you do:

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YouTube video - Jesus on the cross: ‘A toy love story’ - FREE


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story.

A robot falls in love with a doll. They even get married, but one day the doll can’t do anything anymore. Her batteries are empty. As the doll comes back to life, we see the robot sitting lifelessly next to her. He has given her his batteries so that she can come back to life.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56.

This video 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.

A Toy Love Story use this YouTube video to reflect on Jesus death on the cross an Easter idea for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry kidmin VBS childrens church 

Why is this film applicable to the story of the crucifixion of Jesus? 

In our story today Jesus gives his life for us. He died so that we can live again.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following three steps:

Step 1: Test the battery


What do you need:

- a battery tester
- new and old batteries.


What do you do:

Do:
Give each of the children a battery

Ask:
How do you know if the battery has any energy?

Tell:
You could put the battery into a clock to see if it will work, or you could test the battery with a battery tester.

Do:
The children can take it in turns to test their battery. Is it empty, half empty or completely full?

Tell:
You can’t tell just by looking if a battery is empty. Today we’re going to watch a video in which empty batteries play an important part, and are also part of the Easter story. Shall we watch?

Step 2: Watch Toy love story: 


 
Step 3: The Easter battery


What do you need:

- two torches


What do you do:

Ask:
What does this video have to do with Easter, do you think?

Tell:
Just as the robot gave his life to the doll he was married to, Jesus gave his life for us. The example of the batteries is a lovely one.

Do:
Show the children a torch that works because its batteries are full, and a torch whose batteries are empty. Take the batteries out of the working torch and put them in the torch that was empty.

Tell:
This is just like Jesus. He knows that our batteries are empty and gives his own life giving energy to us, so that we can shine again.

Ask:
- What are the empty batteries in our lives?
- How come our batteries are empty?
- What sort of light to Jesus’s batteries give?

 

Icebreaker - Jesus on the cross: ‘Squeeze an egg’


A fun icebreaker about the Easter story 

A cracking way to introduce today's story on Jesus dying on the cross. 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This icebreaker 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.

Squeeze an egg a fun Easter icebreaker for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- eggs
- a plastic bowl

What do you do:

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