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Bible story: Mary Magdalen meets the risen Jesus

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Mary Magdalen meets the risen Jesus

The Bible story in John 20: 11-18 of Mary Magdalene meeting the risen Jesus is a powerful testament to the reality of the resurrection. Mary had gone to the tomb early in the morning and found it empty. Distraught, she began to weep, but then saw a man she thought was the gardener standing before her.

The man asked her why she was weeping, and she told him that Jesus' body was missing. Then the man called her by name, and in that moment, Mary realized that it was Jesus. Overjoyed and amazed, she fell at his feet and worshiped him. Jesus instructed her to go and tell the disciples that he had risen from the dead, making Mary the first witness to the resurrection.

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.