Sunday School Easter Activity Ideas

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Easter Sunday is the most important day in the church calender. It is the day that we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ after his Crucifixion on Good Friday. Sunday school Easter activity ideas can help you to explain the Easter message to your pupils.

The Cross and the Empty Cave

The cross, upon which Jesus was crucified, is an important symbol of Easter, particularly if the sun is shown rising behind it. Another important image is the empty tomb that was discovered after the Resurrection. These two ideas can be expressed visually. In your lesson, you could read some appropriate passages from the Bible and the ask your pupils to draw a cross or an empty tomb. Younger pupils may find a coloring page helpful. Older pupils may find it enlightening to discuss what these symbols mean.

Make a Joyful Noise

There are many hymns and songs that have been written about the events around Easter. You could select a number of songs describing Jesus' time in the wilderness, his return to Jerusalem, Jesus washing his disciples feet, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. By singing a range of songs your pupils can get a picture of the different moods associated with this time in the church calendar and an overview of the whole story of Easter. If you plan far enough in advance, you may even be able to incorporate a performance into the main church service on Easter Sunday. If you have talented musicians available to work up an arrangement, your class could perform a medley of hymns that together tell the story of the Passion.

Eggs and Bunnies?

Other common symbols of Easter are eggs and rabbits or hares. Easter eggs may be real eggs or decorated ones made of candy, wood, plastic or paper. Easter eggs, rabbits and hares are often regarded as pre-Christian images representing the return to life of nature after the Winter season. However, it can be useful to discuss the link between these symbols and the Resurrection of Christ. Or, make the symbolism explicit by hosting an alternative to the traditional Easter egg hunt, like this Resurrection Eggs Easter Scavenger Hunt

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