Hallelujah! Jesus is alive! Resurrection Sunday is a sweet day to celebrate what only God can do. He rose from the dead! Defeating sin and death, thus offering life, relationship, and redemption to all who believe. These Easter crafts and games will help you share this message with kids.
What a privilege it is to intentionally celebrate and proclaim the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus, as a united body of believers.
Every Sunday, especially Easter Sunday, there is great opportunity to communicate thoughtfulness and intentionality to every family. This focus is for both regular attendees and newcomers alike. Using crafts and games to share the truth and joy of the risen Savior is a fun way to communicate the love of Christ!
Easter Crafts and Games for Your Ministry:
Arts and Crafts:
- Resurrection-themed coloring pages, each depicting moments from the life and ministry of Jesus, all relevant to celebrating His resurrection! Each page has Scripture passages to read aloud while coloring.
- Fingerprint Cross Painting! Featured as craft #4 in this article, this fingerprint project is a tactile, engaging way to use watercolor (or crayon!). Deposit color on heavy paper, while the painters tape reveals the cross. A fun spin on this concept would be to tape the opening of the tomb, to eventually reveal the empty tomb! He is not here, He has risen!
- These Palm Sunday crafts are perfect for the week before Easter. Use them to follow the Scriptures and anticipate what is coming for the following week!
- This craft uses the repellent science of white crayon and watercolor paint. Little painters reveal the truest, most comforting phrase: “He has risen!”
- This article allows access to eight downloadable easter crafts and activities! The “Peace and Carrots” science experiment included here is sure to capture the interest of the kids in your ministry.
- Like how Jesus went to the tomb and rose again, butterflies alike enter their chrysalises and emerge new! This butterfly handprint paper craft helps to illustrate the idea. Writing a phrase, such as, “Jesus is Alive” on the wings would be a relevant modification.
- Suncatcher Easter Egg: Tissue paper is a classic element in kids crafts, especially to create a suncatcher! This craft requires contact paper and can be easily modified to accommodate another shape, such as a cross, heart, or butterfly!
- This clever, colorable craft displays the spinnable story of Easter by showcasing significant moments during Holy Week. The two circles bound with a brass brad makes a functional wheel to teach the Easter story!
- These beaded bracelets can be customized with phrases! Such as, Hallelujah, Jesus lives, or, He loves you! The colored beads could coordinate with the gospel colors, communicating the larger story of the gospel through plastic beads!
Easter Games and Activities:
- Egg Race! First one to cross the finish line with their (boiled, plastic, or wooden) egg still on the spoon wins. The same concept could be easily translated into a classic relay race, too!
- A memorable activity is opening resurrection eggs as a group. Telling the story of Jesus’s death and resurrection, all the while anticipating opening what is inside each egg. This is a great way to process the easter story, especially since kids can process the texture of each item. You can order a pre-made set of resurrection eggs or DIY them!
- A fast-paced minute-to-win-it style easter themed games are bound to create a roaring atmosphere. Most of these games require simple household objects, don’t forget the plastic eggs and jellybeans!
- What’s better than a marshmallow rabbit? A marshmallow rabbit catapult! This Peep Catapult game would be a great team competition game. Splitting into teams and launching the Peeps into baskets correlating with increasing point value. May the best team win!
- This mega collection of Easter games and crafts is bound to spark ideas galore! Game #3 under the “inside games” section calls for players to use their noses to roll eggs across a finish line. That’s some seriously hilarious fun!
- Still a little too cold outside where you are? No need to fret, indoor easter egg hunts are just as fun as outdoor easter egg hunts! There’s plenty of ideas here for creative ways to structure an indoor egg hunt.
- An indoor obstacle course is a fun, exciting way to relay the part of the resurrection story when the angel told Mary and the other women to go and tell the disciples what happened! “6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.” Matthew 28:6-7 ESV
Holy and Precious Work
In whatever way you structure Easter Sunday service with the children within your congregation, be reminded that the work you do is holy and precious work. We hope these Easter crafts and games help you in this!
In communicating the truth of the gospel, demonstrating the kindness of Christ, and exemplifying the wonder of His resurrection, you are obeying and worshipping Christ.
It is a privilege and honor to partner with Christ in His work. Jesus sees you and is working. Keep bringing encouragement and hope to the children and families around you. Thank you for the energy, intentionality, and prayer you pour into your local body of believers.
Praise the Lord, our King Jesus is alive!