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Bible story: Peter and John running to the grave

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Peter and John running to the grave

The Bible story in John 20:2-10 of Peter and John running to the grave tells of the disciples' response to the news that the tomb where Jesus had been laid was empty. Mary Magdalene had informed them that the stone blocking the entrance had been rolled away and that Jesus' body was missing.

Peter and John immediately ran to the tomb to investigate. John arrived first and looked inside, seeing only the linen wrappings. When Peter arrived, he went into the tomb and saw the same thing. The sight filled them with confusion and amazement, leaving them to ponder the mystery of Jesus' 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.