Easter Resources for All Ages.
Four years ago, SBS created an all-age Easter Resource called Journey into Jerusalem.
It was written to provide an opportunity for everyone in the church family to travel the journey of Holy Week through the pages of the Bible.
For 2019, the Scottish Bible Society have created a free, downloadable PowerPoint presentation entitled A Tale of Two Gardens, to help you share the incredible story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Using beautiful images from our Bibleworld Books series, this resource could be used at your Easter all-age service or in whatever context you find most useful.
As we approach Easter Sunday this year let’s take some time to consider how we can help prepare all ages to celebrate together on that very special day. Here are just a few other memorable all age experiences we have seen work well with children and adults.
Why not sit around a bonfire together to hear the story of two fires?
The first bonfire where Peter denied Jesus during Holy week, and the second bonfire on a beach with fish on the breakfast menu.
Or have a meal on Maundy Thursday evening?
Eat together as the disciples and Jesus did at the Passover meal.
Use the bread and “juice” to do what they did, but more importantly than that, explain what Jesus said about these elements, pointing to what was going to happen to him the very next day.
Encourage questions to be asked, and conversations to start around the meal table as you wonder together about the story.
Or maybe you could have an all-age informal communion at lunchtime on Good Friday?
As people arrive, prepare a family table cloth for the communion table – all you need is a cheap white sheet, and some fabric pens and ask everyone to write or draw their names on the material, showing that we are all part of God’s family.
Everyone creates a glittery goblet to bring to the table, a plastic wine glass decorated with stickers.
Decorate an enormous cardboard cross, turning something that is ugly and cruel into something beautiful, as you chat about a day that is called “good” but outwardly seems so bad. Finally break bread, drink and remember together.
Children’s Resources Manager