Top 8 Sunday School Activities for Easter
Tell the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection with these interactive Sunday school activities for Easter.
In a society where the meaning of Easter has been obscured by the legions of chocolate bunnies and eggs lining supermarket shelves, valuable resources for Sunday schools can be difficult to come by.
They are out there – it just takes a bit of looking. With this in mind, I thought I would share some of my best finds to help anyone who might be in need of some inspiration.
Easter ideas for Sunday schools
- Have an Easter singsong. Rather than singing the same Easter songs year in, year out, why not update your repertoire with some modern numbers written especially for children? Out of the Ark has a good selection of Easter songbooks that are ideal for use in Sunday school.
- Watch an Easter video. This charming and easy-to-digest four and a half minute Easter video clip is brilliant for introducing young children to the reasons why we give thanks to Jesus at this special time of year.
- Perform an Easter skit. Acting offers great way to reinforce kids’ knowledge and there are lots of free scripts available online. The best one I have found is The e-Bunny from Sunday School Center, which tells the story of a teen working as an Easter bunny mascot in a supermarket. “There must be more to Easter than this,” he asks himself, “but what is it?”
- Make Easter baskets. Not the most original Easter craft, I know, but sometimes the old ideas are the best, and making Easter baskets serves as the perfect opportunity to remind children of the new life that we are promised through Jesus. Printable templates can be found here.
- Make paper Easter eggs. It may not sound like the best way to teach kids about Easter, but this egg-cellent resource (sorry) comes with notes to help you use the activity as a starting point for meaningful discussion. And the finished eggs look pretty good, too.
- Have an Easter colouring session. The therapeutic benefits of colouring are well known, so hand out some of these Easter colouring pages to help your group focus whilst you run through the events of Holy Week.
- Teach the Easter story… using egg boxes. These ingenious creations are a bit like traditional advent calendars, adapted to the Easter story. They are fun to make and ideal for children to take home to remind them of the events leading up to Easter Sunday.
- Make a resurrection set. This printable resurrection set is similar to a nativity set, providing a fantastic interactive activity to help remind children of the importance of this special scene.
So now, over to you. Anything I’ve missed? What are your favourite Sunday school activities for Easter? Please help others by sharing your thoughts in the comment box below.
Alternatively, visit www.outoftheark.co.uk for a great selection of musical resources for Easter, available to order online.