He is risen - an easy to do gospel illussion from Richard Lenski
This Gospel illusion is from Richard Lenski and can be used in your children's ministry, Sunday school or kidmin. You don't have to be a Christian magician to do this trick.
Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for He has risen.
What is important at Easter.
What do you need:
You need to make eight cards. In order left to right.
#1 Front side, Flowers , back side cross
#2 front side E back side Easter eggs
#3 front side A back side Easter new clothes
#4 front side S back side Jesus pic
#5 front side T back side candy
#6 front side E back side egg hunt
#7 front side R back side rabbit
#8 front side Flowers, back side empty tomb.
You can use words or pictures for the back of the cards. It would be good to laminate the cards if you are going to use them frequently.
You will be using a magicians force to force the “S” card. This will be explained at the end of the lesson.
This video below shows you a similar presentation:
Boys and girls we are about to celebrate the day we call Easter. While we want to have fun on this day, there is a very important reason as to why we are here. I need eight volunteers.
Gather eight children and have them stand in a line facing the audience.
I am doing to hand out a card to each one of you. Now when you get them hold them tightly to your chest and don’t let anyone see the backside.
Hand out the cards.
Now we need someone to choose the most important reason for the day.
Pick a volunteer and force the “S” card on them.
Pick a number between 1 and 8.
Now use a clip or clothes pin to ID the “S” card and go on from there. The cards are lined up Flower,E,A,S,T,E,R, flower.
You can go in any order you want explaining the letters but the last letter you will comment on will be the “S” card. After you comment on the card, take the card and send the child back to their seat.
There are things we do that are fun at Easter but there is a real reason for the day.
E - Look at that an Easter egg. We all like to color eggs and make a mess but it is fun isn’t it.
A - Would stand for attire. Attire as is the clothes we wear. Growing up this was the time of year our parents would take us out and buy new clothes so we would look good on Easter Sunday. Our new pants would replace our old pants and our old pants would become our play clothes. The same with our shoes. The girls would get pretty dresses and all looked perfect for Easter morning.
T - Sstands for the tasty candy we would get Easter morning and for the candy you will get today at our Easter egg hunt. We all love candy, don’t we.
E - Another E, we will let this stand for the egg hunt we are going on this morning. I hope you get all you want.
R - Stands for the rabbit and bunnies that many call the Easter bunny.
Although all that is fun and good to eat this last card represents the real reason for the day.
At this point you will have three children left, pull them together in front of you and start with the left card.
The flowers you see on the card represent spring and new life.
Turn over the cross card.
We remember at this time when God came down from heaven as Jesus and died on a cross for us. But on Easter we celebrate that He rose from the dead and gave us victory and a pathway to heaven.
Turn over picture card of Jesus.
We invite you children and parents to come back on Sunday to learn more about this Jesus and what He has done for you.
It’s important that you stand on the right or R side of the cards. If they pick one, two or six, spell one starting on the E card. If they pick three, just count 1,2,3 starting from the E card. If they pick four, count from the R 1,2,3,4. If they pick five count 1,2,3,4,5 from the right side starting on the flower. If they pick seven or eight, spell out the number from the right side. Using this method you will always end up on the “S” card.