Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Resurrection means that he came back from the dead.
Last week we thought about the events of Good Friday and we heard about how Jesus had been placed in a tomb and a large stone rolled across the entrance.
On Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene and some other women went to the tomb. When they arrived they found that the tomb had been opened and Jesus’ body was not there. How do you think they felt?
Then some angels appeared and spoke to them saying, ‘He is not here; He has risen!’.
Mary and the women went to Jesus’ apostles to tell them what had happened. Peter and one other apostle went to look in the tomb. They were amazed and confused.
As they returned home Mary Magdalene stayed at the tomb crying. Suddenly she saw Jesus standing there, but she did not recognise him, she thought he was the gardener.
Mary asked where he had taken Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Mary’ and she recognised Him. How do you think Mary felt now?
Read in a Bible to find out what she did next.
The following link explains Easter in a child friendly way.
You might like to watch the story of Easter. You can watch it at the following links.
The story of Easter through pictures.
Easter is a time for celebration and singing is a way we can join in a celebration. The following link has some Easter worship songs that you could listen to and join in singing.
Easter Garden: If you made an Easter garden last week then today you can move the stone away from the entrance to the tomb. Perhaps put some flowers (real or paper) in the garden as a sign on new life.
Holy Week: The following link is to making some resurrection eggs using plastic refillable eggs. The eggs are filled with items that represent the main events during Holy Week. The activity could still be carried out without the eggs. You could find the items and use them to retell the events of Holy Week.
Easter Scavenger Hunt: To remember the Easter Story there is a scavenger hunt that you might like to do.
Easter Art: You can make a colourful Easter cross, using tape and paint or chalk. You could also make a resurrection picture using bright colours of paint, felt tips, pencils or tissue paper. Colour a bright background and stick or draw a cross on top. Here are some examples:
Easter Prayer Activity: Using a hollow chocolate Easter egg follow the attached instructions for Easter prayers.
Easter cookies: Make some Easter cookies, a recipe can be found at the following link.
Easter wordsearch and crossword:
Wishing you a very Happy Easter
Frances and Nerys