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These flower crowns help kids remember a different crown Jesus wore on the cross. Stuff: Green paper plates (available at party supply stores or online at www.orientaltra...
Kristen Kansiewicz and Ali Thompson
 
Easter is our time to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. And what better way to celebrate than to share the good news with friends in your community? Use these make-and-take Ea...
 
Spread the good news of Jesus' resurrection with these 10 new "egg-citing" experiences. Easter is one of the biggest days on your church calendar -- and for good reas...
 
Use this twist on a favorite baby and toddler game to teach about Jesus' Resurrection. Form a circle with the little ones in your nursery and tell about how people put J...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
The Scene: Three children with a Bible discussing the true meaning of Easter. The Characters: Three children, the Easter Bunny, the Teacher, Jesus on a stick pony, two chil...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Easter Theme: Jesus is our shepherd; Jesus the Lamb of God Scripture: John 10:7-9 Age Level: 6 to 12 Prep Time: Time to prepare muffins Activity Time: 20 minutes Ma...
Mikal Keefer
 
Give your kids and their families an experience they won't forget this Easter with two unique Passover meals Easter marks the most profound and promising event in our fai...
Reader Submitted
 
Construct a 6- to 8-foot cross from lumber, and mount it on a base so it stands upright. The week before Easter or early in the worship service, give each child a piece of r...
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Construct a 6- to 8-foot cross from lumber. Then cover it with chicken wire. Mount the cross on your church lawn. Fill the chicken wire with palm fronds from Palm Sunday. In...
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As children enter your worship area on Easter morning, give them each two wooden paint-stirring sticks. Direct the kids to an area where an adult will help them hot glue the...
 
Theme: Christ's Exaltation As King Text: John 1:4 Preparation: For each child, you'll need a 1-inch piece of cardboard tube (from a paper towel roll), spray-painted gol...
Reader Submitted
 
On Palm Sunday, put three brightly colored strips of paper (approximately 2 1/2 x 11 inches long) in each worship bulletin. During the service just before the offering, ask ...
Reader Submitted
 
Hide hollow chocolate eggs instead of plastic or real eggs. Make sure there are enough eggs for each child to have one, and limit the hunt to one egg each. Gather the childr...
Leo Symmank
 
Use this Easter meeting to involve young people in your group with each other, exploring biblical accounts of new life and in a creative Easter celebration. The high poin...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
By Debbie Neufeld A Basket Of Meaning Bring this basket of Easter goodies to church with you for a "sweet" object lesson that kids will love! Weave the gospel message ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Easter may bring a wave of new kids to your class. Use this experience to help kids discover all the things they have in common with each other. Ask all kids to name ways...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
The Easter season represents a time of sacrifice -- it's also a time to celebrate the joys in life, including family. Use this experience to encourage family members during ...
John Duckworth
 
The easy-to-read dialogue has delivery cues built right in; just read the capitalized words with emphasis to avoid "monotone syndrome," and to make sure everyone catches the...
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Use these fun foods to remind kids of Jesus' time in Gethsemane. Age Level: 3 to 12 Activity Time: 20 minutes Materials: Bible, graham crackers, gummy worms, choc...
 
Honor Jesus' life, teachings, and miracles with these 11 ideas especially for Easter. Kids love Easter! And we love Easter because we feel especially connected to our Sa...
 
Getting to Know Jesus at Easter Say: On Easter we celebrate Jesus' defeat of death. He's alive and will live forever. He wants us to be his friend and have the power to l...
Lori Haynes Niles
 
Make your Holy Week both memorable and educational with a week-long series of activities that will provide educational opportunities each day from Palm Sunday..all the w...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
A New Dozen Easter eggs are a great way to tell about Easter. The filled plastic Easter eggs can be opened at home on different days of Holy Week, used to tell the purp...
 
Jelly beans come in all the right colors to tell the gospel of God's love. Use this Jelly Bean Gospel Poem with any of the ideas below: Orange is for the sins we've d...
John Duckworth
 
The Easter Drama Scene: The porch of a retirement home The Simple Easter Drama Setup: Do what you can to make the actors look like rabbits; at the least, give them cardb...
 
A dozen new ideas that'll capture everyone's attention for Jesus--the real center of Easter. "Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mou...
 
Easter Week gets off to a spirited start when it includes family devotions, service projects, easy crafts, yummy snacks, fun games, a complete Seder Meal plan, and more! ...
 
AN EASTER BONFIRE Early Christians often lit bonfires on the night before Easter to represent the light coming into the world through Christ. You also can use this traditi...
TRACY NEREM
 
PALM BRANCH COOKIES Your kids will enjoy making and eating these cookies. To make the dough, you'll need 1/3 cup shortening, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg, 3 cups sifted flour, 1/2...
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