Early: Easter Sunday Lesson

Resurrection Sunday (Easter Sunday)

Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection Eggs

Bible: Mathew 28: 1-10

Lesson: Tell the story of Jesus using the a set of resurrection eggs.  Number your eggs with a permanent marker, 1-12.  Cut the verses apart from Easter Sunday Resurrection Eggs, place them in the appropriately numbered egg and add the article listed for each egg.

Option 1: Then place the eggs in order into an egg carton.  Bring out each egg as you tell the story.  Shake the egg, show the children the article inside, read the verse that goes with it, and then go to the next egg.   At this point you can just tell them more about what that means or you can read the page that corresponds with the book Benjamin’s Box (from Family Life).  Use Family Life’s Resurrection Egg set if you plan to read Benjamin’s Box (They match.) Before using the eggs and the book be sure to number the eggs and the pages of the book that correspond to that egg.  It will save confusion while you are telling the story.
Materials: Benjamin’s Box Book, Complete set of Resurrection Eggs

Option 2: If there are less then 12 children in your class, you can hide the eggs around the room and have the children each find one hidden egg.  If you have more children then 12 and you shill want to hunt for the Easter Story.  Hide more then one or each egg.  Start with the first egg.  Have the child with egg 1 (or children) open the egg to reveal the object.  Read the verse on the piece of paper inside the egg.  At this point you can just tell them more about what that means or you can read the page that corresponds with the book Benjamin’s Box (from Family Life).  Use Family Life’s Resurrection Egg set if you plan to read Benjamin’s Box (They match.) Before using the eggs and the book be sure to number the eggs and the pages of the book that correspond to that egg.  It will save confusion while you are telling the story.
Materials: Benjamin’s Box Book, Complete set of Resurrection Eggs

Additional Lesson, without Resurrection Eggs:
Tell the Preschool Resurrection Story :
Jesus’ friends and followers were sharing stories about what they had seen and heard. After Jesus died on the cross, they watched him be placed in a tomb.  But many of Jesus’ friends had seen that His body was in the tomb. They were talking about this when Jesus Himself came and stood with them.
His friends were afraid and surprised! They thought He might have been a ghost. But Jesus said to them, “Why are you scared? Why do you doubt me? Look at My hands! Look at My feet! You can see that it is me! Touch Me and make sure that I am not a ghost! For ghosts don’t have bodies, as you see that I do!”
Jesus showed His friends the wounds, or ouchies, on His hands and feet. Then, Jesus’ friends gave Him some food, and Jesus ate.
Many days later, Jesus joined His friends again. He reminded them what He had told them before He died–so that everything written in the Bible could come true. He helped them understand the Bible. That is how they could know for sure that He was alive!
He had risen from the dead so that all people could be forgiven of their sins.
Be happy! Jesus is Alive!

Important Point: Jesus is Alive!

Direction Year One: Print out Jesus is Alive and The Boulder.  Color them and punch a hole in the boulder and edge of the cave.  Use a wing thing that allows things to spin so that the boulder will roll away.  I’m not sure what it is call.  Use a little glitter glue on the angel and the inside of the cave where Jesus use to be.

Materials Year One: scissors, glitter glue, colors, wing thing that allows things to spin, glue on boulder and cave, then sprinkle with sand (you can add a few drops of food coloring into the sand and shake)

Activities: Extra activities: Jelly Bean Gospel or Resurrection Rolls

How to Make Teaching Resurrection Eggs: (made with plastic eggs)

Directions: Resurrection eggs: Save an egg carton and buy 12 plastic eggs.  Number the eggs 1-12 with permanent marker and put them in order inside the carton.  Print out another Egg Label page on regular paper.  Cut the verses apart (keep the item pictures  and numbers with the verses- It will help organizing next year). Place the corresponding numbered message and object (follow the object list below) into each plastic egg and return the egg to it’s place in the carton.  To tell the story well the eggs need to be in order ready to go.  If you read Benjamin’s Box you need Family Life’s set of eggs.

Materials: 12 plastic eggs (that open), a permanent marker, 1 egg carton

  1. Donkey= a lock of hair
  2. Coin= a dime
  3. Cup= a communion cup
  4. Pray= Write a prayer
  5. Whip= a piece of leather strap
  6. Crown of Thorns= a piece of  thorny blackberry bush
  7. Cross= a nail or  two pieces of popsicle stick glued in a cross
  8. Dice= 1 or 2 dice
  9. Spear= a straight stick
  10. Cloth= a piece of gauze
  11. Stone= a small rock
  12. He has Risen= empty!

**You can make your own with three dimensional objects -or- you can print Easter Labels and put them into the plastic eggs.

Resurrection Sunday year 1 (Click to Download pdf)

 

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  1. SusanJ says:

    that wing thing that allows things to spin is called a paper fastener!! The boulder is a good craft activity, simple but with moveable bits for kids to get excited about it.

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