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.
A journey through Luke’s Gospel
Meals with Jesus is a series of 9 lessons in Luke’s Gospel that explore who Jesus chose to sit and eat with. He could have dined with the VIPs of his day, but instead he often ate with the sinners, the outcasts, the broken and the needy. Through these Bible stories, children will discover more of Jesus' character as he showed care and compassion for the marginalised.
The lessons have been written to dovetail with the Meals with Jesus book of family Bible times so families can enjoy bite sized chunks at home while these key passages are taught at church:
Lunch with Levi (Luke 5:27-32)
Supper at Simon’s (Luke 7:36-50)
Big Picnic (Luke 9:10-17)
At Mary and Martha’s (Luke 10:38-42)
Best Seat in the House (Luke 14:1-11)
With Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)
The Last Supper (Luke 22:14-20)
On the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35)
The Greatest Party Ever (Luke 14:15-24)
The lesson plans are broken into separate teaching materials for 3-5s, 5-7s, 8-11s and mixed age groups, and include worksheets and handouts for parents to help start the conversation at home.
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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
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Simplified Sunday resource to be taught by parents at home during lockdown
Matthew’s story shows us the great power and compassion of a Saviour who transforms lives. Hear what he says. See what he does. The desperate woman clinging to his cloak is called “daughter”. He walks with the grieving father. He holds the little girl’s hand and she lives. He reaches into death and brings life.
We are dead in sin, unable to help ourselves. Our only hope is that Jesus is kind enough and powerful enough to help us. This story should thrill our hearts with the wonderful truth that he is BOTH! This great news should change us and this new life should spill out of us to those around us.
Questions to Ponder
Do I really recognise my desperate and helpless situation before God, apart from Jesus?
How much of a difference does knowing Jesus make in my life, that others can see?