“Easter Praise” excellent for all ages with two rhythmic chants in it!
C.D include sung versions and backing tracks
Listen to samples online @ www.redheadmusic
Under 5s Groups
“Playtime” @ Care for the family
Outline for toddler/pram groups explaining the meaning behind Easter. Lots of downloadable activities including a service plan /invitations. www.engagetoday.org.uk/playtime
Teddy’s Adventure is a specially written story to explain the meaning of Easter. With a slide show presentation, colouring sheets, advertising posters, craft ideas and a ready-made script, Teddy’s Adventure will help you connect with your group in a lively and exciting way.
“Our Easter Play” An easy-to-perform nursery rhyme play for early learner’s .The story is recounted through narration, mime and singing to popular nursery rhyme tunes.
Useful website ideas
Bible reading Fellowship: Lots of downloadable ideas for all age talks, children’s group’s games, crafts. Look under church then ideas section
Life words produce an excellent selection of Easter materials to be used in churches and the community .Includes assembly plans, Easter scripts, and a selection of booklets to give out at your event. New booklet for 2011 “Witness Easter voices “
www.sgmlifewords.com/easter Diocese of Gloucesterwww.experienceeaster.org
See the egg venture bead bracelet set in an egg!
The Real Easter Egg: Traidcraft. UK’s only fair-trade Christian Easter egg order from www.realeasteregg.co.uk
“The colours of Easter”
A visual approach to the Easter story using colour, sound and light
Devised and written by the creative team of ‘Children in Urban Situations’ (CURBS), this is a highly visual approach to the telling of the Easter story. The book aims to help children discover the story by seeing, hearing, experiencing and doing. The material is broken into seven sessions that can be used at any time over the Easter period, as part of services, collective worship in schools, an all-age presentation or even as the basis for a holiday club. Lively, imaginative and versatile, this book is full of ideas and contains all the information needed to run each session
“The Road to Easter”.
Activity programme for Lent and Easter .Eight sessions using the theme of a road to apply the Easter journey too .Stories/games crafts
The Easter Journey
An imaginative presentation for churches to use with primary schools. Provides an exciting opportunity for church-based children's teams to perform a delightful, easy-to-do presentation to their local primary schools. Aimed at Year 5 children, the material gives pupils and teacher a memorable learning experience by unfolding the Easter story through creative storytelling and simple drama
Footsteps to the Feast Contains twelve two-hour programmes which are ideal for special events or after-school clubs, picking up on Christian festivals and special days of the year including Advent, Easter, Harvest and Halloween
Play and Pray through Lent A family resource: stories and activities to use with children at home. For 5–7 year olds and all who work with them. A playful and prayerful journey through the six weeks of Lent, this book aims to introduce children to the Easter story by building up to it in a fun but thoughtful way. Drawing on children’s natural sense of playfulness in order to engage them with the issues, it offers simple yet effective visuals to bring biblical themes to life, and gives simple guidelines on how to explore those themes, day by day, week by week, at home or at church.
SCRIPTURE UNION PUBLICATIONS
Contains a wealth of materials ideas for drama. Craft, Easter events and service outlines.
A 5 day holiday club which follows the life of Christ from Palm Sunday through to the resurrection .Ideal to run over the Easter break.
The Miracle Maker
Book and DVD can be used as an Easter holiday club or day event for children.
LOVE LIFE LIVE LENT: Church House Publishing
Love Life Live Lent family book and booklets contain over 40 simple things to do during Lent: one action for each day. These actions help us to transform our world - locally, nationally and globally.
With separate booklets for kids and for adults/youth, a book for families and supporting resources for churches and schools, everyone can get involved. Particularly popular with children .The website has ideas for children’s groups/sermons/house groups all free to download.
Godly play storytelling:
A selection of Easter story boxes available in the Ark resources room St James house to borrow
This idea it is a lovely visual way to remind little ones about that Jesus loved them so much that He was willing to lay down His life for them.
You will need a bag of different coloured jelly beans and one bag per child taking part in this activity. Read this poem to them allowing them time to take a jelly bean of matching colour and place it in their bag print out and attach the poem .You could decorate the bag
Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sunflowers so bright.
Black is for the dark of night.
White is for the grace He gave.
Orange is for the sun He made.
Purple is for the hours of sorrow.
Pink is for our new tomorrow.
A bag full of jelly beans,
colourful and sweet.
It's a prayer, a promise, and a child's treat.
May the risen Lord Bless you
this Easter and always