We saw on Good Friday that the disciples were sad and shocked at what had happened to their friend Jesus. On Easter Sunday, they were shocked in a different way! Tell someone you’re with what happened on Easter Sunday that was so amazing! (If you’re not sure, take a look at the videos!)
We hope you’ll have a brilliant time today, celebrating that Jesus is alive. We’d love to hear how you’ve been celebrating and to see some of the pictures and crafts you’ve been making. Take a look further down the page for some of your crafts from last week, and an chance to share a video of yourself with church next Sunday!
The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the story of Easter in four parts. If you have time, watch all the stories. But if you’re too excited to wait and see what happened on Easter Sunday, jump straight to the fourth part of the story, God’s Wonderful Surprise! If you have a copy of the Jesus Storybook Bible, you could read along with the video.
Talk about it
What’s the most exciting news you’ve ever had? How did you feel? What did you do? Did you run and tell everyone, or did you keep it to yourself?
Jesus coming back to life is the best news we can share with other people! Why is it such good news? Who can you tell this week?
Find some lego or building bricks. As you hold a brick in your hand, think of something you want to thank God for. You could praise him for Easter, that Jesus came back to life, that we can be friends with God, for fun with your family, for friends, food, your home… and whatever else you can think of! When you’ve said thank you for one thing, add it to someone else’s brick. See how big a tower you can build as you say thank you to God for so many good things!
We’ve loved seeing all your Palm Sunday crafts! We’d love to see your Easter pictures too – please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them here next week.
Last week, Jane challenged you to remember Matthew 21:9. See if you can still remember it! Now see if you can learn these verses from Luke 24:5-6.
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!”
Make up some actions to help you remember the words. When you’ve practised it, maybe you could ask your parents to film you saying the verse to show the rest of the church next Sunday.
Answer these questions from today’s video, God’s Wonderful Surprise. Answers at the bottom of the page!
- Why were Jesus’s friends feeling sad?
- What happened just before sunrise on the third day?
- What did the angel do?
- Why were Mary Magdalene and the other women going to the tomb?
- What did the angel tell the women?
- When Mary first saw Jesus, who did she think he was?
- What did Jesus tell Mary to do?
- How did Mary feel after she’d seen Jesus?
Try this Easter Story Scavenger Hunt – either see how quickly your whole family can find all the items, or play against each other to see who is the fastest!
Complete this colour by numbers picture which reminds us why we celebrate Easter.
How quickly can you find all the eggs, bunnies and flowers in this I-spy game?
Enjoy playing Easter bingo with your family!
- Why were Jesus’s friends feeling sad? Because they had seen him die and thought they would never see Jesus again
- What happened just before sunrise on the third day? There was an earthquake and an angel appeared!
- What did the angel do? Rolled the stone away from the tomb and sat on top of it
- Why were Mary Magdalene and the other women going to the tomb? To wash Jesus’s body
- What did the angel tell the women? Jesus isn’t dead any more, he’s alive again!
- When Mary first saw Jesus, who did she think he was? The gardener
- What did Jesus tell Mary to do? Go and tell the others
- How did Mary feel after she’d seen Jesus? Full of joy, excited, happy…