Roll the Stone Away
Two Angles in White
lessons with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).
mssscrafts.com- The Resurrection with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.
dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Alive! lesson with introduction, message, welcome, craft/baking time, Bible story time, and closing.
calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Risen! #238 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
calvarycurriculum.com- Peter & John Visit Jesus' Tomb lesson #239 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
Introduce craft: Did they find Jesus in the tomb on Easter? Let’s make something that shows what they found.
The Empty Tomb- A cute craft that the children will get to "roll the stone away" on Jesus' tomb to retell the story of the resurrection. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).
Resurrection Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dials to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke. Directions on page 37 - 39, craft template on page 40 & 42.)
Easter- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 57 & 58.)
Introduce craft: Remember the caterpillar we made at Lent? We made a caterpillar to remind us that we are to change during Lent and become more like Jesus. Now the caterpillar has changed. What did he change into? A butterfly. Let’s have our caterpillars change into a butterfly.
Butterfly- A butterfly is made from using the child's handprints. The butterfly represents how the caterpillar changed and became a butterfly and received new life. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 40).
kinderart.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies
Make a beautiful butterfly using a coffee filter.
freepreschoolcrafts.com- Plastic Bag Butterfly
Make this butterfly according to the directions or use a painted clothes pin for the body that has googly eyes glued on it. Gather the plastic bag together at the center and slide it between the clamps of the clothes pin. Shape some pipe cleaner into antennae and glue the center of the pipe cleaner between the clamps of the clothespin. You can make this into a magnet by putting a sticky magnet on the back of the clothespin.
Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?
Introduce game: What was rolled away from the tomb where Jesus laid?
Who’s Got The Stone?
Need: One small rock
Directions: One student is picked to be “It”. All the students (except "It") put both of their hands together and form a cup with just a little hole up on top. The teacher walks around and pretends to put the stone in someone's hand. One student will actually get the stone. The student who is “It” is then asked by the teacher, "Who's got the stone?". Whoever has the stone is "It". (Game is like “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?).
You Can’t Keep Jesus Down- Your children will discover that even thought people tried to keep Jesus in the grave, they couldn’t; just as Jesus said. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 148).
kidssundayschool.com- In the Tomb, Out of the Tomb
A good energy burner, game can be adjusted to fit many different themes.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bingo
This is a fun game you can play with your classroom around Easter time. The pictures depicted tell the true Easter story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Scroll down to this.)
Impossible Knot! (Jesus Rises From the Dead)- This game will seem impossible to kids at first, just as Jesus’ resurrection must have seemed impossible at the time. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 100 & 101.)
Sight Seeing (Jesus Appears to Mary)- As kids explore Jesus’ appearance to Mary, they will learn that god always keeps his word, no matter how hard it is to believe. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 102 & 103.)
Easter- lots of games listed in this lesson (scroll down to Games)
The Empty Tomb File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to get to the empty tomb first. Players take turns spinning the spinner and then moving their marker ahead to the next space of that color. (Like Candy Land)
The Empty Tomb- lots of puzzles posted in this lesson (scroll down to Puzzles)
Easter Match Up (worksheet)- Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column. For younger students you can write the words from the first column on the board and read these words to the students. Read each sentence under the second column to the students and put them into a question. Example: Who did not know if the body had been stolen or if Jesus had really come alive again? The student then answers the question and the teacher then writes the correct number for the answer beside the word.
pflaum.com- Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.
pflaum.com- Make An Easter Prayer (Preschool) 2014
Cut out the three puzzle pieces. Put them together to make an Easter egg. Paste them on another sheet of paper. Then color the egg. Say the prayer often.
pflaum.com- Who Is the Important Person of Easter? (Preschool) 2014
This bunny wants to tell you the name of the important person of Easter. He needs your help. Cut out the missing bunny parts below and paste or tape them on the bunny. Trace the words on the
bunny’s sign and paste or tape it where it belongs. Then cut out the picture along the heavy line.
pflaum.com- Easter Eggs (Preschool) 2015
Easter eggs remind us that Jesus brings his new life to our world. Draw a line between the eggs that are the same. Then color them the same.
pflaum.com- Make an Easter Prayer Basket (Grade K – 1) 2014
Lightly color the eggs at the bottom of the page. Cut them out. Paste them in the basket in the places where they belong. Color the basket and cut it out. Put it in your room. Say the prayer in your basket often.
pflaum.com- An Easter Basket of Good Eggs (Grade K – 1) 2015
Find the Good Eggs below. Color them and cut them out. Then paste them in your Easter basket. Try your best to be a Good Egg.
pflaum.com- Easter Symbols Crossword (Grades 2 – 3) 2015
Can you name these symbols of Easter? Put the words in the puzzle.
pflaum.com- Feasts of the Easter Season (Grades 4 - 6) 2015
These calendar pages show the dates of some very important celebrations of the Easter season. Use the clues at the right to learn the name of each special day and its date in 2015. Read each description. Then unscramble the letters that give the name of the celebration and its date. Write the names and dates in the blank spaces. Share this faith information with your family by posting it on your refrigerator.
pflaum.com- The Easter Vigil—What kind of night is it? (Grades 7 – 8) 2015
The sentences that follow tell about events that are part of the Easter Vigil celebration. Supply the word missing in each sentence. Then write the word in the puzzle. When you finish, you will see a vertical phrase that will tell you what we call this night in the Church year.
pflaum.com- Easter Math (Grades 7 – 8) 2015
Easter is more than a one-day celebration. Find out how many days it lasts. First read the clues and write the answers in the colored boxes, beginning with the second block. Then do the math and write the answers in the white boxes, beginning with the first block.
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