Kid’s Easter Message
Easter is for Everyone!
Big Idea: Easter is Jesus’ Resurrection and it is for Everyone!
Bible Verse: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV)
Materials: Hillsong Super Strong Kids - DVD, paper cut-out eggs (27), plastic eggs (6), dry erase board, poster board, pastel wrapping paper (solid colors)
Music Selections: Let Your Light Shine, One Way, I Believe in Jesus
Message: Write the following letters of the word EASTER on the dry erase board. As you talk about each one complete the word for each letter.
E – Everyone
A – Anyone
S – Someone
T – Teachers
E – Exceptions?
R - Relatives
What is Easter all about? Fun, excitement, Easter bunnies, Easter baskets, chocolate crosses, chocolate candy, jelly beans, yellow chicks, Egg hunts, spring clothes, pretty summer hats, lilies?
What is Easter all about? Jesus arose from the grave.
When Jesus was here on earth, he had a special friend whom he loved very much. His name was Lazarus. Lazarus had two sisters, Martha and Mary. One day, Lazarus got very sick; it looked like he would die. Word was sent for Jesus to come and help him. In the meantime, Lazarus died and was buried by his family and friends. When Jesus finally got there, he found his friend gone and the Bible tells us that “Jesus wept”. That was a very sad time for him. It is a sad time for us, too when we lose someone whom we love very much. Maybe you have lost someone close to you before.
Jesus asked to be taken to where they had placed Lazarus. When He got to the tomb, Jesus called out loud for Lazarus to come forth out of the tomb. The people were amazed and probably some frightened. Lazarus walked right out of the grave that he had lain in for three days. The people unwrapped all the cloths that were around him.
When Jesus died on the cross, He was in the grave three days as well when He came right out of the tomb. All things are possible with God. It was the Father’s will that Jesus arose from the grave in order to go back to heaven and prepare us a beautiful place to go to someday.
Easter is all about his resurrecting. It is because He has risen that we can have eternal life, and see Him again someday in heaven.
Did Jesus die for only someone? He died for everyone! Anyone who believes on Him confessing their sins he will forgive. His salvation is for teachers, our relatives, and anyone who believes on Him. Are there any exceptions? No, way! He gave His live for the whole world. (Write the bold words on the board)
If you do not now Him today, you can. It is as simple as ABC.
Ask him into your heart by confessing your sins to him,
Believe He died for you, and will forgive you,
Claim His promise and thank Him for what he had done for you today!
Small Group or Large Group Discussion Questions:
1. What does Easter mean to you?
2. How can we share the meaning of Easter with others?
3. Why did Jesus come to earth?
4. How can we show the love of Jesus to others?
5. Why is it important that we celebrate God?
6. What are some ways in which you celebrate Easter?
Application: Place the above questions on empty Easter eggs. Add a couple of jelly beans as well. Select six children to come up and take an egg, open it, and read the question. Have them select another child to answer the question.
Art: Make one large Easter egg using a poster board. Have the kids tear pastel colors wrapping paper and make a colorful collage. Hang in the Children’s room once dried.
Bible Game: Write the verse on paper (cut out) eggs (one word per heart) Using sticky tac, place on a dry erase board all mixed up. Have the kids see how fast they can put the words to the verse in order. Say the verse together several times using the game below.
Additional Bible Game:
Stand and say the verse if:
1. You are breakfast
2. You like pizza
3. You have a birthday in the Summer
4. You have brown hair
5. You wore blue jeans today
6. You have a baby brother or sister
7. You like ice-cream
Prayer: God, we thank you for Your Son, Jesus, who died for our sins. Help us to please you, and share your love with those around us. Guide us each day that we will see ways that we can live out your love. Walk with us every day as we go to school, and have fun with our family. May our words and actions honor you in all we do and say. Be with us throughout this week, and keep us safe as we travel. In Jesus name, Amen.
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