An array of resources to celebrate Easter
FREE BARABBAS - AN ESCAPE ROOM FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - Gather the family for a 25-minute online adventure! Aimed at families with 8-12 year olds, but enough to keep toddlers and teens engaged. Enjoy this series of challenges that will have you laughing, problem-solving, and working together. No prior biblical knowledge needed, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbours. Team up with others via Zoom and embark on the journey together, or challenge another family to see who can complete the tasks the fastest.
WEEKEND OF WONDER -This resource aims to encourage families to experience and enjoy the good news of Easter - at home, outdoors and with others - and give them confidence that they can open the Bible together at home.
The activities and conversation starters are designed as a taster to help families see that it is possible to talk about faith as part of everyday life. Perhaps this will be a stepping stone to encourage them to try out more resources.
Churches could use this booklet as the basis for an Easter gift bag for families. The bag could include a copy of the booklet, ingredients for the pizza bread, a luggage label and wool, letters for the hunt and a chocolate egg with ‘He has risen! Luke 24:6’ attached. You could include your own Easter card, with details of the church’s Easter services, or stick your own Easter greeting onto the front cover of the booklet.
ZOOM EASTER SCRIPT: THERE IS HOPE - This script is a series of short scenes designed to be easily adapted for your setting. You could use adults, children or family groups. Make it your own, and have fun! Zoom backgrounds for each scene are included.
EASTER ASSEMBLY: HOT CROSS BUNS AND EASTER EGGS - This 10 minute assembly uses familiar Easter treats – hot cross buns and Easter eggs - to explain Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection. Two eye witnesses will explain how these treats remind us of the truth about Easter.
AN EASTER TRAIL: HOMES OF HOPE - As the first buds and flowers are bursting through, this is the moment for an Easter trail in your community. Get families walking around their local streets, following the Easter story - the only source of certain hope.
EASTER BAKE ALONG - Real time baking with a sprinkling of the Easter story. Script download
Gather the family for a 25-minute online adventure! Aimed at families with 8-12 year olds, but enough to keep toddlers and teens engaged. Enjoy this series of challenges that will have you laughing, problem-solving, and working together. No prior biblical knowledge needed, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbours. Team up with others via Zoom and embark on the journey together, or challenge another family to see who can complete the tasks the fastest.
Invite your friends, family and church families to join in!
Faith in Kids hosts a bake-along video featuring Martha Collison guiding families through baking gingerbread men & women. This realtime baking lesson is interspersed with short all age talks explaining the reason for the season. Our hope is that some families will deliver all the ingredients needed to their friends, with an invitation to join us for our all age bake-along experience.
Through the wonders of the internet, anyone can join us from anywhere in the world. No tickets. No charge. No hassle! Get a Zoom watch party going to connect friends when we can’t sit, mix and taste together!
Martha Collison was the youngest ever contestant on the Great British Bake Off. Her love of baking has stemmed, somewhat unusually, from her parent’s relaxed attitude to letting a small child loose in the kitchen! Noticing a gap in the shape of freshly baked cakes and biscuits, she decided to fill it, and hasn’t stopped since opening her first recipe book, aged 8.
Ed Drew is the Director of Faith in Kids, which exists to help parents and churches tell children about Jesus Christ. As a child he learnt to make Black Forest Gateau because it was his favourite. That was a long time ago. He has never been filmed baking before, but how badly can it go?
Making it a Cracking (Covid) Christmas - a pack of resources to celebrate Christmas in grand style despite the limitations
God with us...he is never socially distanced, even when we have to be
So let’s step out of our church buildings and celebrate the birth of Christ in ways we would never have considered before!
Walk about Nativity: An immersive walking tour through scenes of the Nativity
Zoom Nativity: A virtual scratch Nativity play
Christmas came to me: A local outdoor community Carol sing-along on your street
Click on Download all files to access all the resources.
Simplified Sunday resource to be taught by parents at home during lockdown
This story paints a beautiful picture of Jesus for us. Here we see both his great power and his gentle care. The devil’s control of the demon-possessed men produces violence and fear. Everyone else keeps their distance, yet Jesus is not afraid. He is kind to these tormented men, setting them free from their captivity.
In this world we are very used to seeing strength used for selfish ends. Power used to benefit only the powerful. But here, the most powerful figure on the scene uses his power to show compassion to the weak. We are right to be in awe of Jesus' power shown here. No other man in all of human history had the authority to direct evil forces to obey him.
The people of the town saw his power, yet they wanted to get rid of him. Who would want to get close to a man like this? Anything might happen! They were afraid. They’d rather be in ones in charge. They recognised his power but they hadn’t experienced his gentle care for themselves. But those of us who know him, who have read the whole of his life story, who have seen his compassion for the weak and experienced it in our own lives, know that we have nothing to fear from him, and nothing to fear from anything else when he is with us.
Questions to Ponder
How do I feel when I think of Jesus' immense power? Do I want to keep him at a distance, holding onto the power to run my own life? Or do I draw near in faith, knowing that he graciously uses his power to protect and care for the weak and powerless, including me?