Complete Sunday school lesson - Easter 4: ‘The empty tomb’


Download the PFD booklet with thirteen great ideas on the resurrection of Jesus

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 24: 1 - 12- the resurrection of Jesus

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.

The empty tomb complete Easter Sunday school lesson on the resurrection of JesusWe understand that these thirteen 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:

* Decorate an egg - a warming up activity
* You can’t get around it! - a children’s moment
* Hey, what can I smell? - an icebreaker
* How do I tell the this Bible story? - three storytelling tips
* Easter Surprise - YouTube video and discussion
* Bring your drawing to life… - a fun science experiment
* Mystery game – ‘What happened to the body?’ - a creative activity
* Where is Jesus? - a creative activity
* Faith can grow - a creative activity
* Eggs with a message - a Bible game
* Musical circles - a Bible game
* Decorate a cross - a crafts idea
* The stone of impossibility - 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.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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Prayer idea - Jesus is alive: ‘The stone of impossibility'


Let's pray for something that's impossible...

Jesus is alive! Nothing is impossible with God! And God wants to make impossible things possible through our prayers.

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

This prayer idea 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.

Stone of impossibility creative Easter prayer idea

What do you need:

- a drawing of a cave
- a large stone
- lots of little stones

What do you do:

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Crafts idea - Jesus is alive: ‘Decorate a cross'


A crafts activity for boys and girls...

The cross is empty. The grave is empty. Jesus has risen. Let’s show that to the grown ups!

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

This crafts 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 a cross an Easter crafts activity on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

What do you need:

- small planks of wood so that each child can make a cross
- hammers
- nails
- paint and brushes
- felt pens
- glue
- decorations
Preparation: 
Saw the planks to the right size beforehand, so that the children only need to hammer a couple of nails into them to make the crosses. 

What do you do:

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Game - Jesus is alive: ‘Musical circles'


A fun game in which the children will experience the Easter Bible story

A fun way to take the children through the story of Easter using coloured circles…..

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

This fun Easter Bible 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.

Musical circles an Easter Bible game on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

What do you need:

- sheets of A4 paper in the following colours: green, pink, red, purple, brown, blue, black, white, grey, yellow.

Preparation:
Cut circles out of each sheet of paper. If you don’t have any time for this, you can just use the A4 sheets. You need one circle for each child in the group, so if you have more than 10 children you will need more than one of each coloured circle. 

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Game - Jesus is alive: ‘Eggs with a message'


A fun game that will you tell the Easter Bible story in an interactive way

What’s more fun than an egg hunt at Easter? Especially when you’re hunting for eggs with an Easter message. After the children have found these special eggs with their unique fillings you can tell the Easter Bible story in a new and interactive way.

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

This fun Easter Bible 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.

Eggs with a message Bible Easter game

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Object lesson: ‘Listening to God’s word’


A very simple object lesson with a large impact…

This is a really enjoyable and simple object lesson that you can use to visually demonstrate to children how people listen to God’s word, and how we can best listen to Gods word.

It is ideal for a children’s moment in church, for using in the classroom or in a Sunday school programme. You can also use this idea to talk to the children about the importance of the Bible and Bible study.

This idea can be combined with a Bible lesson about the parable of the sower in Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20 and Luke 8: 4-15. It is also fairly simple to link it to the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5: 22 – 23.

Listening to Gods word fun object lesson on how we listen to the Bible for Sunday school lesson Bible lesson Kidmin VBS youth ministry childrens church kids ministry childrens ministry

What do you need:

- a bottle of water
- a bucket
- a funnel
- a sieve
- a large sponge

What do you do:

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Crafts idea - Jesus is alive: ‘Where is Jesus?’


A craft activity with a surprise element for Easter

The tomb is empty, but where is Jesus? 

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

This craft activity can also be used as an object lesson and a fun science experiment. It 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.

Where is Jesus an Easter creative activity on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

What do you need:

- white candles
- waterbased paint and brushes
- worksheets, that you can download here

What do you do:

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Experiment - Jesus is alive: ‘Bring your drawing to life’


A fun science experiment that will surprise you!

In this ‘magical’ experiment we can bring our drawings to life. This has to be seen to be believed. Watch the two videos below and all will become clear.

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

This cool science 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.

Bring your drwawing to life an Easter science experiment on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

What do you need (for each child):

- a proper plate (not a plastic one)
- whiteboard or dry erase markers
- water
- a straw

Preparation: 

Watch the two videos below: 

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Object lesson - Jesus is alive: ‘What happened to the body? - a mystery game for Easter’


A fun whodunnit about what happened to Jesus' body 

There were lots of rumours circulating about what had happened to the body of Jesus. In this mystery game (á la Cluedo) the children get to interview a number of suspects, including Dr. Bob Well and commissioner of police B. Hunter about what happened to the body of on J of N which has disappeared from the mortuary. A modern parable of the resurrection of Jesus.

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.

What happened to the body an Easter mystery game on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

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YouTube video - Jesus is alive: ‘The Easter surprise’


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the resurrection of Jesus

This video shows the birth of the Easter bunny, a little rabbit that is born from a rabbit and a chicken, and who lays a brightly coloured egg each time he is afraid. He gets bullied because of this, and eventually runs away from home. In the town he finally finds recognition, but realises that the only place he really wants to be is with his parents; he goes back home.

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

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.

The Easter surprise use this YouTube video to reflect on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS 

Why is this film applicable to the story of the resurrection? 

Obviously the Easter bunny doesn’t exist, so why watch a film about the Easter bunny to talk about the resurrection of Jesus? You can use it to talk about the secular celebrations of Easter, such as the Easter bunny, and the true meaning of Easter.

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:

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Object lesson - Jesus is alive: ‘Faith can grow’


A fun object lesson on the story of the resurrection 

When the women arrive at the grave and find it empty, they have no expecations. Can they really trust what the angels said? They ended up bursting to tell the other disciples the news.

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.

Faith can grow an Easter creative activity on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

What do you need:

- balloons

What do you do:

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Icebreaker - Jesus is alive: ‘Hey, what can I smell?’


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

Early on the third day, the women went to the grave bringing with them the special spices they had prepared for Jesus' body. Can the children smell what they are?

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.

What can I smell an Easter icebreaker on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

What do you need:

- a blindfold
- containers with different smelling spices and fruits: a vanilla pod, cinnamon stick, star anise, lemon or orange peel; any others you can think of and have in your kitchen.

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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.

 

Complete Sunday school lesson - 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.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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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

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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

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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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Object lesson - Jesus on the cross: ‘The blot on the painting’


A fun children's moment about the Easter story 

A fun children's moment 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 children's moment 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 blot on the painting an Easter childrens moment for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- an artist’s easel
- a painting canvas or a large piece of paper
- paint and brushes

What do you do:

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Complete Sunday school lesson: ‘Joshua's defeat at Ai’


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

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Joshua's victory at Jericho and his defeat at Ai? It is quite a hard Bible story to do with Achan's sins and the severe punishment that follows. Maybe it is a Bible story that you prefer to skip within your youth ministry, Sunday school lessons or Bible lessons.

Joshuas defeat at Ai 6 creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson kidmin VBS youth ministry childrens church kids church childrens ministryWe offer you six creative ideas on this Bible story for you to choose from:

*  A mighty peg? - an object lesson
*  It is hard to humble yourself - an object lesson
*  Let’s build a tower - an object lesson / Bible game
*  Mr. Torch and his friend Battery - an object lesson / alternative story
*  One drop too much! - an object lesson
*  How to tell difficult Bible stories? - a science experiment

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

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

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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Prayer idea - Abram and Lot: ‘Prayer for the journey’


A creative prayer idea about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot say goodbye to each other and travel their own ways. today we’re going to pray for others who are travelling.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This prayer idea 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.

Prayer for the journey creative prayer idea about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- a globe and sticky (post-it) notes
- a notice board and pins

What do you do:

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Crafts idea - Abram and Lot: ‘Make a 3D map’


A fun crafts idea about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot had decided to separate. Lot was allowed to choose first. What a beautiful country! It looked like the garden of Eden. Lot knew exactly what he was going to choose. What do you think the land looked like? 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This crafts idea / object 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.

Make a 3D map crafts activity about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- rolls of paper – old wall paper for example
- pens
- clay
- paint and brushes
- blue paper for water
- plastic trees and animals

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Crafts idea - Abram and Lot: ‘Build a nomad tent’


A fun crafts idea about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot were nomads – they lived in tents and moved around. This meant that they could move to the places where there was enough food for their sheep and cows.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This crafts idea / object 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.

Build a nomad tent crafts activity about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- pieces of cloth
- sticks
- string
- chairs
- tables

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Game - Abram and Lot:´Feed the sheep relay race’


A fun Bible game about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot’s shepherds are arguing. There isn’t enough food for all their sheep, goats and other animals. What does it feel like to have not enough food, that you then also have to share with others?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

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.

Feed the sheep relay fun Bible game about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- three buckets
- wads of paper
- tape to make a line on the floor

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Game - Abram and Lot: ‘Make a choice’


A fun Bible game about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram lets Lot choose – ‘where do you want to live?’ Lot chooses the best piece of land, but ends up in the wrong place. Abram gets the second best piece of land, but God blesses him.
Every choice has consequences, also in this game……

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

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.

Make a choice fun Bible game about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- a bucket
- chicken wire
- large Mikado sticks
- plastic balls

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Object lesson - Abram and Lot: ‘This beautiful earth’


A creative activity about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot really has the same problem as we do. How can we live together with each other in a country and in a world that is getting fuller, and where we really need to think carefully about how we treat the land and the raw materials we need?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

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.

This beautiful earth creative activity about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- a chessboard (or draughts board – a board with 64 spaces.
- counters in four different colours:
- red: industry (20 counters)
- green: nature (30 counters)
- yellow: agriculture (30 counters)
- blue: housing (20 counters)
- a timer
- a dice with the colours red, green, yellow, blue, and a question mark, and a ‘C’

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Object lesson - Abram and Lot: ‘How much space do we need?’


A creative activity about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot can’t both stay where they are. There is too little space. How can they best solve this? Abram and Lot choose to separate. Was there also maybe a better solution?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

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.

How much space do we need creative activity about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- chalk

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Experiment - Abram and Lot:´The never ending bar of chocolate’


A tasty science experiment about Abram and Lot

Abram and Lot have to share. Sharing fairly can be very difficult. You can end up with the feeling that one person wins and the other loses. There are no losers in this experiment with the never ending bar of chocolate! You even win an extra piece of chocolate – or does it only seem that way?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This tasty 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.

Never ending chocolate bar science experiment about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- bars of chocolate - 6 x 4 pieces
- chopping board
- knife

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YouTube video - Abram and Lot: ‘Hewn’ - FREE


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

A father made of wood has a son made of iron. The fire in his son’s heart needs feeding with wood to keep it burning. The son eats everything that is made of wood – even their house collapses. The iron son sees what this is doing to his wooden father and runs away. Because he has no more wood to feed the fire, it goes out and he nearly dies. His father then puts a windmill in his heart, which also gives him energy, and the son comes back to life.

Hewn Use this YouTube video to talk about Bible story of Abram and Lot separating Sunday school lesson Bible lesson Youth ministry VBS Kidmin childrens church 

 
Why is this film applicable to the story of the call of Abram? 

Abram and Lot are in a struggle for water and food. As in this film, there is not enough for both of them and their families. What do you do then?

In the Bible story Abram and Lot separate. In the video the father looks for a solution which means that they can stay together. Which is better?

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 steps:

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Due to the length of the text this idea can be downloaded as a PDF.

Download the PDF:  Hewn-a YouTube video and creative discussion

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YouTube video - Abram's call: ‘Scraps’ - FREE


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

A mouse wants to go to the moon because he thinks that the moon is made of cheese. He builds a rocket, flies off and lands on a large piece of cheese. He thinks that this is the moon, but he has landed on a large piece of cheese in the cheesemongers.

Scraps Abram called by God Youtube video sunday school lesson bible lesson youth work youth ministry bible story VBS Abarham 

 
Why is this film applicable to the story of the call of Abram? 

Both Abram and the mouse go on a journey because they have a dream. Abram dreams of the promised land and a large number of descendants. God has promised him this. Do they both reach their destination? Why (not)?

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 steps:

Download the PDF

Due to the length of the text this idea can be downloaded as a PDF.

Download the PDF:  Scraps---a-YouTube-video-and-creative-discussion.pdf

 

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Prayer idea - Jesus is arrested: ‘You are my King’


A creative prayer idea about the Easter story 

King Herod and Pilate don’t know what to do with Jesus: “What kind of king is he?” 

Thankfully we know what kind of king Jesus is. He is our King!

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

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.

You are my King creative prayer idea about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- the worksheet printed out on thick paper, one for each child. You can download the worksheet below.
- felt pens

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Game - Jesus is arrested: ‘What sort of animal am I?’


A fun Bible game about the Easter story 

The people in Jerusalem are certain – Jesus is wrong! Even Pilate isn’t certain any more – who is Jesus, and what sort of king is he?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

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.

What sort of animal am I fun Bible game about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- stickers
- pens

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Game - Jesus is arrested: ‘On or in the cross’


A fun Bible game about the Easter story 

The people in Jerusalem shouted that they wanted Jesus to be crucified. Perhaps they don’t really even understand what they are shouting. But whatever happens – Jesus has to be crucified!

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

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.

On or in the cross fun Bible game about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- 24 white plastic cups
- 11 coloured cups
- chocolate eggs
- cellotape

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Bible Story - Jesus is arrested: ‘The Story of Barabbas (2)’


A creative activity about the Easter story 

An interactive way of telling the story of Barabbas, the first person to be able to say of Jesus: “He died for me.” (John 18 – 19). This is the longer version.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

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.

The story of Barabbas 2 creative activity about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

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Bible Story - Jesus is arrested: ‘The Story of Barabbas (1)’


A creative activity about the Easter story 

An interactive way of telling the story of Barabbas, the first person to be able to say of Jesus: “He died for me.” (John 18 – 19). This is the short version.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

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.

The story of Barabbas 1 creative activity about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

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