April 17, 2022
Easter Sunday: Breaking News… Jesus is Alive!
First watch this lesson video:
Here are questions and activities to help you talk about the lesson with your kids.
1. Have a family member read Matthew 28:1-10.
2. Do a “Breaking News” interview.
- Have one family member pretend to be a news reporter. (You can make a microphone using something around the house or a rolled up piece of paper.)
- The rest of the family should each pick a person from the resurrection account and pretend to be that person. (For example: one of the guards, one of the women who went to the tomb, or one of the disciples who saw Jesus alive.)
- The reporter will then interview each family member about that first Easter. They can say things like: Describe what happened — what did you see and hear? How did you feel?
3. Memory Verse Time! Have your kids write the memory verse on a piece of paper or on the crown template you can access below. You may also want to decorate them too.
When you’re finished writing it down, say it together using the sign language from the lesson video.
“He has risen just as He said.” Matthew 28:10
Seek God together
As you take a few minutes to pray together, remind your children that the story of Jesus is the best news ever. Have everyone close their eyes and think of someone they know who needs to know the Good News that Jesus died to save us, and is alive.
Then let everyone take turns saying sentence prayers, filling in the blank with the person they thought of: “Lord Jesus, thank You for Your love. Please help _________________ to know Your love too and the Good News that You are alive!”
Then have someone close with this prayer:
Lord Jesus, You have risen just as You said. May we be filled with faith in You, filled with joy because You are alive, and filled with peace knowing You have saved us. You are our forever King and we love You!
Jesus is alive! Celebrate with this song.