dltk-bible.com- The Easter Story lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Risen! lesson #238), Peter and 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. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).
Introduce art activity: 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).
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: Have you ever heard of the Jelly Bean Prayer?
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).
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.)
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?).
These games are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.
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)
Note: You can make these cookies the night before and have the students make another batch during class and seal up the oven. While the students are doing another activity, you can remove their cookies and add the batch you made the night before.
Introduce snack: Jesus died and received new life. A caterpillar changes into something. What does he become?
biblewise.com- After the Sabbath day, Mary Magdalene and Mary went to visit the tomb where Jesus was placed. An angel appeared and spoke to the women. In order to learn what the angel said, write the next letter in the alphabet on the dash.
biblewise.com- Angel at the Tomb
To find out what the angel said at the tomb to the women, unscramble the words in the opening.
biblewise.com- The body of Jesus was laid in Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb before His resurrection. Using the letters in the name Arimathea how many words of 2 or more letters can you make?
tes.com- Easter Worksheets (A series of worksheets and an interactive presentation teaching the Easter story)
smp.org- The Resurrected Jesus
Students answer questions about the story of Jesus' Resurrection from one of the four Gospels.
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.
The activity below is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.
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.
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