Easter is about more than chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts. While that might be a part of your church’s Easter festivities, how do you go beyond those activities to teach the real meaning of Easter to your children's ministries?
Follow along as we dive into five engaging ideas for your Sunday school to utilize this Easter.
What Sunday school is complete without a nice variety of coloring pages? Coloring pages are a creative and simple way for little ones to get familiar with the themes of Easter.
Here are a few samples of Easter-specific printouts for your Sunday school to color this holiday season:
Want to take it a step further? Have your creative team design a simple coloring page based on your church’s Easter theme. For example, if your theme is “The empty tomb,” design just that! This is one simple way to bring your Sunday school in line with your church’s tone this Easter.
Bring some Easter candy into your Sunday school lesson for a sweet and memorable illustration. For example, the Jelly Bean Prayer is a popular prayer used to teach children about Christ’s sacrifice at the cross and the story of our redemption.
“Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright.
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins we made.
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for His hour of sorrow.
Pink is for our new tomorrow.
A bag full of jellybeans colorful and sweet,
is a prayer, is a promise, is a special treat.”
When handing out the jelly beans to each child, be sure to emphasize the colors of the Jelly Bean Prayer and explain what each one symbolizes. Encourage your Sunday school class to discuss the meaning of the colors. Use scripture to go even deeper for the older kids. And don’t forget to eat and enjoy the candy too!
Easter eggs are an almost unavoidable part of celebrations during this season, especially for children. Rather than just having a typical Easter egg hunt, one way to get creative with Easter eggs during Sunday school is to turn them into “Resurrection Eggs.”
Resurrection Eggs are a fun and effective way to use plastic eggs to teach children the meaning of Easter and the story of Jesus’ resurrection. Similar to an advent calendar, opening each of the 12 eggs reveals an object or image that relates back to the Easter story.
You can be as creative as you want when choosing which objects to place inside the eggs, but make sure the last egg is empty to symbolize the empty tomb. To make it even more exciting, consider hiding the eggs in your Sunday school room and having the kids assemble them in order before you open them up together.
Don’t let your Sunday school miss out on an opportunity to worship this Easter. Much like prayers and sermons, worship songs are a great way to guide the little ones in your community to better understand the real meaning of Easter.
From Go Fish to Yancy & the Little Praise Party and so many more, there are a ton of available options for kid-friendly worship songs! For example, check out this list of 30 of the best kid-friendly worship songs to sing this Easter. Using special music is also a great way to make memories and have fun.
For the older children in your Sunday school, you might want to consider using material that goes a little deeper than color association or simplified themes this Easter. That’s where The Bible Project comes in!
The Bible Project is a crowdfunded nonprofit that creates free media in order to help people experience and better understand the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. Their Easter Sunday Bible Study is a free resource that includes a discussion guide and a professionally animated video depicting Luke 24 and the resurrection of Jesus.
We hope these Sunday school resources help make your Easter celebration as meaningful and impactful as possible. We’re committed to providing churches with the best tools to reach their communities with the good word. Today, over 16,000 churches and organizations have used Subsplash to reach tens of millions of people in over 150 countries with the hope of Jesus.
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