Fun Easter Activities to Celebrate Jesus is Alive! - Music, crafts, treats and a game!
by Rebecca | April 10, 2020Dear Families,
I hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine and getting some fresh air. You might be running out of actrivities to keep your kids or grandkids busy during this time. So here are some fun family acitivities and ideas especially designed for this meaningful week of reflection and rejoicing as we move toward Easter Sunday. If you know of other families that are in need of ideas, please pass this on.
Click below to enjoy some free Easter music to sign along with your kids!
Kids Worship: Alive Alive
Here's a fun craft to do together!
Art: Make a Salt Dough Tomb
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups flour
- ¾ cup water
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix salt and flour together.
- Gradually stir in water, mixing until it forms the consistency of dough. Use your hands to knead the mixture until it is no longer sticky. Allow your kids to create a tomb from the dough. Leave an opening for the tomb.
- Create a stone for the opening of the tomb.
- Place the tomb and stone on a baking sheet and set in the oven, bake until hard, approximately 2.5 hours, depending on the thickness of the art.
- As a family, paint the tomb while you talk about the excitement the people must have felt when they discovered the tomb was empty.
Fun: Resurrection Rolls
- 2 cans of crescent rolls
- 16 large marshmallows
- ½ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Tell kids the story of Jesus’s death and resurrection as you prepare the rolls together:
- “Jesus is God’s Son who was sent to earth to pay the price for our sins. He never sinned. The white of this marshmallow represents the purity and sin-free nature of Jesus.”
- “After Jesus died, his body was prepared for burial. After He was buried, His friends prepared Him to be buried with oil and spices.” (Dip the marshmallow in butter, then in sugar and cinnamon.)
- “Jesus was wrapped in linen cloth and placed in a tomb with a large stone rolled in front.” (Wrap the marshmallow in a one triangle of dough, covering it completely like a ball or rock.)
3. Complete the process for all 16 triangles and marshmallows as you review the story.
4. Place the pan of rolls in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow rolls to cool.
5. “After three days, His friends went to visit the tomb, but the large stone was rolled away. Two angels said, ‘Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” Reveal that when you cut open a roll or take a bite, the marshmallow has disappeared, leaving an empty “tomb.”
6. Remind your children that the rolls are sweet, just like the love God has for each of us.
7. Follow up by reading the Easter story together from the Bible so that your kids know the true story, and that Jesus died for them and wants to forgive their sins if they are ready to ask Him. Share your salvation testimony with your kids.8. Finish by praying together and thanking God for sending Jesus who died for our sins and came back to life so we can have life forever.
Don't forget the Easter devotions for the week! Just click on the link.
Blessings to each of you!
Rebecca And Your Chaple Wood Kid's Ministry Team