Happy Easter!! Jesus is RISEN!!
KIDS PRAISE AND WORSHIP
EASTER SUNDAY LESSON
On Easter Sunday we celebrate that Jesus died for us on the cross and then he came back to life!
Let’s start by talking about all the things we already know about Easter. What do you know about Easter? (Listen to kids responses, there are no wrong answers even if they mention eggs and the Easter bunny)
On Easter Sunday Jesus rose from the grave, but no-one knew that Jesus was alive until the disciples went to Jesus’ tomb to collect his body.
What do you think it smelled like in Jesus’ tomb?
What do you think Jesus’ friends thought or said when they found his empty tomb?
Let’s watch this Bible story as told by some kids like you, and we’ll see how they answered those questions
Which parts of this story do you think show the way it really happened?
Which parts were just kids’ imagination?
After Jesus died, people rolled a giant stone in front of his tomb. They thought that was the end of Jesus’ story but we know that Jesus came back to life.
When Jesus’ friends heard that Jesus came back to life, they ran to the tomb to see for themselves. They ran fast like they were in a race! They wanted to see what happened to Jesus. When they got to the tomb they saw that the stone was rolled away. An angel had moved the stone out of the way, and everyone could see that Jesus wasn’t there anymore. Later, when they finally saw Jesus, they were so excited to see him.
Jesus did die for us, but he didn’t stay dead! While some of the details of Jesus’ resurrection are up to our imagination, the important thing is that Jesus is ALIVE! We know for sure that he came back to life!
When we have good news, we want to share it with everyone!
Perhaps we have gotten to tell your family you were going to be a big brother or sister, or that we got a new pet or toy, or that we were going to take an exciting trip somewhere, maybe to your grandparents house!
Today we're learning about learning about some good news - the best news ever! Jesus loves us so much that he died for us on the cross so we can be his friends, forever! But he didn’t stay dead. Jesus came back to life
Let’s make something to remind everyone about the good news we celebrate at Easter!
You'll need the print out below (or some blank paper), painters tape and markers/crayons
When Jesus died for us, he took away all the wrong things we’ve done. Now our hearts are clean, just like the crosses on our cards. We can give our cards to people to tell them how much Jesus loves them and that Jesus died for them, too.
Thank you so much for dying on a cross for each ones of us, whether we are big adults or younger kids. We thank you that you rose again and that Easter is a time we can remember that you did it all because you love us so much.