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Objective: To teach children about the sacrifice and love of Jesus, and how it relates to Easter.
Setup: Fill the Easter basket plastic Easter eggs, each containing a small note with a Bible verse or message
Show the children the Easter basket and ask them if they have ever received an Easter basket before. Ask them what they usually find inside an Easter basket.
Explain that this Easter basket is special because it contains not only treats and toys, but also messages about Jesus and Easter.
Ask the children to take turns opening one of the plastic Easter eggs and reading the message inside. The messages can include Bible verses about Jesus' love and sacrifice, or messages about how Easter is a time to celebrate Jesus' resurrection.
After all the eggs have been opened and the messages have been read, ask the children what they learned about Jesus and Easter. Emphasize that Easter is a time to remember and celebrate the love and sacrifice that Jesus made for us.
Optional: Show the children the large, empty eggshell. Explain that just as the eggshell is empty, so was Jesus' tomb on Easter morning. Jesus rose from the dead, just as he said he would, and that is why we celebrate Easter.
Conclusion: Emphasize that the Easter basket is egg-stra special because it reminds us of Jesus' love and sacrifice. Encourage the children to remember the true meaning of Easter and to share the love and joy of Jesus with others.
This article is a part of our 50 Easter Ideas for Kids Church series. See the other ideas in this series to ensure that your Easter kids church services are amazing!