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Zoom Easter Party for Children and Families

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

When Jesus conquered the grave, he not only made it possible for us to live in heaven forever with God, but he also gave us hope for our lives here on earth. We will  experience how Jesus uplifts our lives through the power of the resurrection.


Easter Activity #1. Celebration Launchers

Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection!

You’ll need:

  • paper cups 
  • balloons
  • scissors
  • pompoms
  • confetti  or small pieces of paper (from the hole puncher)

First carefully cut away the bottom of the paper cup. Knot the top of the  balloon.  Now cut across the  bottom of the balloon to make an opening.  Kids might need help with this next step. Stretch the bottom of the balloon around the bottom of the cup – as shown in the photo.

Let’s use these fun launchers to help us think about Jesus’ resurrection. Hold up a pompom. After Jesus died on the cross, they put his body in a tomb. Place a pompom in your launcher, and let kids do the same. They closed the tomb, and guards watched it to make sure no one did anything with Jesus’ body. Cover the top of your cup with your hand. But nothing could keep Jesus in that tomb! Launch the pompom out of your cup by pulling back on the balloon knot and then letting it go. Read aloud Matthew 28:6. Kids can  practice using the launchers, each time saying, “Nothing could keep Jesus in that tomb!”


Easter Activity #2. Keep Them Up! Game

Remind kids that Jesus is our only hope.

You’ll need:

  • Bible
  • balloons
  • paper plates
  • paint stir sticks
  • hot glue

Ahead of time, make a paddle for each child by gluing a paint stir stick to a paper plate. You could  also glue a thick piece of cardboard to the paper plate. Best to let this dry overnight.

Have kids help inflate enough balloons so each child gets two. Read aloud Acts 4:12.

A boy is playing with a paint stick and paper plate paddle as he hits two balloons in the air.

When Jesus came back to life, he made it possible for us to have a relationship with God. Let’s play a game to help us think about why we need Jesus.Each  child has a paddle and two balloons. Each family will try and keep their balloons off the ground at all times. We will play a few rounds.

Ask: What was it like to try to keep your balloons up perfectly? How was this game like trying to be perfect all the time?

Say: None of us can be perfect all the time, kind of like we wouldn’t be able to keep up all of these balloons forever. We might be focusing on one area of our lives, and then another area slips. That’s why Jesus is our hope. When he died and came back to life, he made us perfect in God’s eyes. All we have to do is believe and accept.


Easter Activity #3. Raise the Ball Game

A child is pulling a wooden skewer from a styrofoam cup. There is a yellow ping-pong ball in the cup.

Encourage children to lift up their friends with the truth of Jesus’ resurrection.

You’ll need:

  • a Bible
  • 1 foam cup per child
  • 5 wooden skewers per child
  • 1 bouncy ball per child 

The object of this game is to use the skewers to gradually raise the bouncy ball from the bottom of the cup to the top until it falls out. Kids do this by poking a few skewers through the cup underneath the ball (see photo below). As they continue to move the skewers higher and higher, they’ll gradually raise the ball.

After kids understand the concept, encourage them to try it several times.

Read aloud Luke 23:50-56.

How were the wooden skewers in our game like Jesus’ friends in the Bible?

Jesus is the greatest friend. When he came back to life, he brought us the greatest hope to lift our lives.


Songs:

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus loves me, this I know, 

For the Bible tells me so, 

Little ones to Him belong, 

They are weak, but He is strong. 

Chorus:

Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus lives me, 

Yes, Jesus loves me, The Bible tells me so. 

 

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

 He’s got the whole world – in His Hands, He’s got the whole world – in His hands, 

He’s got the whole world – in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands. 

 He’s got the little, bitty baby in His hands, 

He’s got the little, bitty baby in His hands, 

He’s got the whole world in His hands. 

 He’s got you and me brother . . 

 He’s got you and me sister . . 

 He’s got everybody here . . 

 He’s got the wind and the rain . .

 He’s got the sun and the moon . . 

 He’s got the whole world . . 

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am