Join Children's Ministry during Holy Week with our interactive Resurrection Eggs' activity, daily reading suggestions, prayer and an activity.
Using Resurrection Eggs are a great and creative way to tell the amazing story of Easter. Each part of the story is linked with a specific Bible verse and symbol. Be creative! Use these images or find tangible items around your house, as we dive in and tell the story!
PARENTS : Thank you for sharing this amazing story of Jesus with your children! Allow your child to sit in the story. This might be their first-time hearing about Jesus, or they have heard it many times, either way, do not be afraid to begin the conversation on becoming a follower of Christ. Trust God that He will lead and guide you through as your children dedicate their lives to Jesus.
Holy week is a great time to talk about the Kingdom of God. Each of these books are chosen to remind the children that God is with us, God is in charge, and that we are a part of His-story. Some of these books are Christian based, while others speak of goodness, bravery, and kindness that are important when we bring the light of Jesus to others.
God tells us through the gospels of his loving sacrifice for us. This important story is told beautifully through pictures and words.
In the Jesus Story Book Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, the Holy Week stories are age appropriate and well told.
On a blank canvas or large paper draw a picture of the Cross, or the empty tomb.
Matthew 27:32-56; Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 15:21-47; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 23:50-56; Luke 24:1-12; John 19:1-42; John 20:1-31;
How would you feel if you found the tomb empty?
Who would you tell that Jesus is risen?
What is your favorite part of the Easter story?
Thank you for rescuing me.
Thank you for loving me.
The Easter story is the greatest story ever told. Jesus died and rose again for you and me. You are part of God’s story. Telling others about Jesus is something we do so others can understand God’s great love.
These are suggestions that are to inspire and create memorable activities that allow you and your child to grow closer to God and others.
Christ is Risen!
day 4 | wednesday, April 9, 2020
God tells us to love our neighbor. The parable of the good Samaritan is the perfect example of how God wants us to love others.
In the book Who is my neighbor? Written by Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg, Sasso tells the story of how blue and yellow crayons don’t mix, until Midnight blue takes a fall.
Draw with crayons a picture of friends helping out someone that they do not know!
Who is your neighbor?
What should we do if someone needs help?
God, Show me who my neighbors are?
Help me to remember that I need to be a friend to everyone.
day 3 | wednesday, April 8, 2020
The very first book of the Bible tells us “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). God created everything, and everything is beautifully made. God’s beauty is demonstrated in everything we see, mountains, oceans, seas, and meadows. His beauty is also found in buildings, houses, gardens, and people. Sometimes we are so busy we forget to look for God in everyday things.
BOOK : Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
In this book, a discussion between a grandmother and grandchild demonstrates a great reminder to look and see God’s beauty.
Draw or paint something you see that is beautiful. Maybe it is a mountain, or a flower, or a picture of your pet. Remember be creative and remember God’s beauty is everywhere.
Look out your window. How many beautiful things do you see?
Who made all those beautiful things?
Look in a mirror. What beautiful person do you see?
God, thank you for making everything.
Help me to remember that you took care when you the world.
Help me to find something beautiful everyday.
day 2 | tuesday, April 7, 2020
Children are worrying more now than ever. They hear the news and because it is more than they can handle, they worry. Jesus tells us in the book of Matthew 6: 25-27 “Do not worry” and that God provides for all of our needs. If God can take care of the birds and flowers, he surely will take care of us.
BOOK : Come With Me by Holly McGhee
Life can be very scary for children. This book tells the story of bravery, and that everyone matters no matter how small they are! It concludes with the question, “Who made a difference in your life?”
God is able to make a difference in the lives of children. When life gets scary, they can trust in God. He is the one that makes the difference in their lives.
Fingerprint flowers, have children dip one finger on an inkpad or paint making small circles with their fingerprints on the paper. Their fingerprints become the petals. Use other colors for the center of the flowers and crayons to add details.
When you are worried, who should you talk to?
When can you talk to God?
Does God want you to worry?
God you are in charge of everything.
Help me remember this when I begin to worry.
day 1 | Monday, April 6, 2020
We begin Holy Week remembering how important it is to tell others about Jesus and the gift of Salvation.
BOOK : The Light of the World : The Life of Jesus for Children by Katherine Paterson
We are created by God to be in relationship with him. God sent Jesus to make a way for us to connect him. The story of Jesus demonstrates how Jesus is the light of the world, and how we can share it with others.
Paint or draw a picture of how you can share the light of Jesus with others.
John 8:12 where Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
Who could you tell about Jesus?
How would you tell of God’s love?
How does having the light of Jesus in your heart make you feel?
God your love shines in the darkness.
Guide me to share the light with others.
I want people to know Jesus is the light of the world.