Skip to main content

Bible story: The burial of Jesus

Creative activities based on the Bible story of The burial of Jesus

The Bible story in Matthew 27: 57 - 66, Mark 15: 42 - 16:1, Luke 23: 50 - 56 en John 19: 38 - 42 of the burial of Jesus tells of the aftermath of his crucifixion and the careful and respectful way in which his body was treated. After Jesus breathed his last breath on the cross, Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy and devout follower of Jesus, went to Pilate and requested permission to take Jesus' body down from the cross.

Joseph and another disciple, Nicodemus, prepared Jesus' body for burial, wrapping it in linen and spices. They placed Jesus' body in a tomb carved out of rock, rolling a large stone over the entrance. Jesus' mother, Mary, and other women who had followed Jesus watched as he was laid to rest. 

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.