Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Easter Devotion for Children: Light From the Broken Pieces Published: April 1, 2011 Easter Devotion for Children: Light From the Broken Pieces is a great children’s message to help children understand what Jesus did for them on Easter. Easter Devotion Preparation For each child, you’ll need: a 1-inch piece of cardboard tube (from a paper towel roll), spray-painted gold; scissors; several sequins or small plastic jewels; glue; one-half of a clean shell from an extra-large egg; and a votive candle. You’ll also need: an uncracked egg, one-half of a clean shell from an extra-large egg, a bowl, a completed crown (see below), a votive candle, a match, and a Bible. Easter Devotion for Children: Light From the Broken Pieces Say: Jesus left his home in heaven where he was a king. Show the crown. He came to earth as a fragile human being, just like you and me. Show the egg. When people decided they didn’t want this man to be their king, they hung him on a cross, and his body was broken. Break the egg into the bowl. Jesus’ life was poured out, much like this egg is being poured out. Ask: What do we usually do with broken eggshells? Say: People planned to toss away Jesus too, but God had another plan. God took Jesus’ broken body and gave him back his heavenly crown. Set the clean eggshell half in the crown. ReadJohn 1:4. God raised Jesus from the dead and made him the light of the world. Place the votive candle in the eggshell and light it. Say: God replaced Jesus’ broken, empty shell with life and gave him power and authority. God wants us to share the light of Jesus with others. We’re going to make these candle holders to remind us of what God did with Jesus’ broken body to give us new life. Give each child a section of the cardboard tube painted gold. Have them each cut notches on one edge of the roll to create a crown. Have them glue on the decorations. Give the kids each an eggshell and a votive candle to put inside of the crown. Looking for even more great ideas for Easter? Check out all our Easter posts. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!