PSS Review: He is Risen

This is the final lesson for our Easter series. I realize this is a week late for most of you, but my Sunday School class reviews what the kids learned last week in children’s church. Maybe you can utilize this lesson next year or any time you want to celebrate that Jesus is Alive!

Focus: Jesus is Alive!

Lesson:

Have the kids dress up in Bible times outfits and explain that they will do what I do and say what I say.

It has a similar cadence to “Going on a Bear Hunt”.

Pat legs, alternating like footsteps.

Mary and friends walking to the tomb. (Kids repeat: Mary and friends walking to the tomb. )

They were very sad. (Kids repeat and make a very sad face : They were very sad. )

Jesus had died. (Kids repeat : Jesus had died)

They were very sad. (Kids repeat and make a very sad face: They were very sad. )

So they’re walking to the tomb. (Kids repeat: So they’re walking to the tomb)

They’re getting closer (Kids repeat: They’re getting closer)

And they stopped! (Stop patting legs) (Kids repeat: And they stopped!)

They looked (Kids hold hand above their eyes like they are searching)

And they were surprised! (Make a surprised face)

The stone was gone! (Ask friend next to you: Where is the stone? 2x)

So they walked faster (Pat legs again, faster) (Kids repeat: So they walked faster)

All the way to the tomb (Kids repeat: All the way to the tomb)

They walked inside (Kids repeat: They walked inside)

They looked really hard (hold hand above eyes again)

And then they screamed! (kids: Aaah!)

They saw an angel and he said, “Why are you here? (Ask friend next to you “Why are you here?” 3x)

He said dead people live here (Kids repeat: Dead people live here)

But Jesus isn’t here! (Kids repeat: Jesus isn’t here!)

Have kids stand up and crouch down and say: Jesus is…

Then they jump up and say: ALIVE!

(Repeat that part)

The ladies were so surprised (Surprise face)

The other ladies ran home (Pat legs quickly) (kids repeat: The other ladies ran home)

But Mary stayed behind.

She listened (cup hand to ear and listen)

And she heard someone! (cup hand to other ear)

She thought “It must be the gardener” (Say to friend: It must be the gardener)

He’ll know where Jesus is (Say to friend: He’ll know where Jesus is)

Then she heard a voice. (Everyone still and not moving)

Mary! (Kids repeat: Mary!)

It was Jesus! (Kids repeat: It was Jesus!)

Have kids stand up and crouch down and say: Jesus is…

Then they jump up and say: ALIVE!

Have kids stand up and crouch down and say: Jesus is…

Then they jump up and say: ALIVE!

Craft: Tissue and contact paper tomb

Supplies: small tissue paper squares in various colors, brown construction paper, marker, scissors, paper crosses, printout of Luke 24:6 for each child, contact paper, brad fasteners

1- Each child gets two pieces of brown paper. On one, draw the side of a mountain and on the other draw a circle. Let the children cut out the circle.

2- The child places different colored tissue paper on the paper above the mountain to make a sky and places that verse inside the mountain.

3- The teacher covers their paper with contact paper so the tissue paper and verse stay in place.

4- The teacher helps the child punch the brad through the brown circle and the paper at the top of the mountain. The brown circle is the stone that can now be rolled away.

Memory Verse:

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned – every one – to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

*Interactive lesson from KidMinThoughts

** Craft and picture from Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

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