This short video is worth watching to the end. it brings a different perspective to the crucifixion of Jesus.
I have just created a blog for the children and families from our church to help keep connected during the Covid crisis. Check out the Easter videos and activities.
Here's a link to a short Easter Talk I gave at a school assembly using a newspaper.
Reaching out at Easter
You may get your group of children or your family to think of ways in which they can reach out ot others with the hope that Easter brings.
Check out these awesome Easter resources for christian worship or children's programs-
Easter Pass the Parcel
A variation on the well known game.
This is played in the same way as at children’s parties except you have a number of parcels circulating according to the size of your group (say one parcel per ten children).
Get everyone into a large circle and give out the parcels with an even number of people between each. Then as the music is played, the parcels are passed around the room from one person to the next as quickly as possible.
When the music stops the people holding the parcel can unwrap one layer of paper. Make sure each parcel is unwrapped to exactly the same point. This way the game will finish with the three or four people getting to the centre at the same time.
For Easter – Between the layers place: a palm cross (talk about why we have a cross on the top on hot cross buns or why people wear crosses around their necks) , an Easter card( What would you write about Easter in a card to a friend ?), a large nail (Jesus didn’t deserve to die -crucifixion), an easter egg (tomb), a clean sheet of paper (nothing on it- Jesus forgave our sins) . The gift could be a a small box of chocolates (celebrate that Jesus is alive).
Use the items to recap the Easter story.
Easter is a time of joy
For everyone, girls and boys.
Rejoice, be glad, let’s all sing,
Jesus is our risen King!
Jesus is living!
Yes he is living!
Jesus is living!
The Bible tells me so.
( You can also sing this to “Jesus Loves Me”)
An Easter Rose
The young boy came home after Sunday School on Easter Sunday and told his mother he could understand about Christ but not about the roses. So he asked his mum, “Why was Christ a rose?”
Don Stott- Aussie teacher, pastor and children's worker.