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3 Decoration Ideas to Turn Easter Mourning into Easter Morning

These three simple decoration ideas turn Easter mourning into Easter Morning, helping kids explore Jesus’ victory over death!


You’ll need:

  • black, white, and yellow crepe paper;
  • masking tape;
  • a bed sheet;
  • a folding table;
  • a hula hoop;
  • brown shipping paper or paper bags; and
  • helium balloons

Transform your ministry space into a place where kids can walk through the Resurrection with these simple decorations.

Mourning Doorway

Tape long streamers of black crepe paper across the doorway to create a feeling of darkness and sorrow.

Empty Tomb

Drape a sheet across a table so it hangs down and covers three sides of the table. This will be the tomb. Use masking tape to wrap brown paper over a hula hoop to make a brown “stone,” and set the stone to one side of the “tomb.” As children peek into the cave, they’ll see that it’s empty.

Easter Morning

Write the words “He’s Alive!” on several helium balloons. Release the balloons so they float to the ceiling to signify that Jesus rose from the dead. Near the balloons, hang white and yellow crepe paper streamers to symbolize that Jesus is alive in heaven. Optionally, you can hang flowers, butterflies, or other signs of life to add to the décor. As kids see the balloons and streamers, remind them that Jesus is alive today and offers them new life.

Looking for even more great ideas for Easter? Check out all our Easter posts.  For loads of great ideas in every issue, subscribe today to Children’s Ministry Magazine.


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