Here’s some ideas of things to use over the Easter holidays to help your children engage with this amazing story. There are stories, things to do outside, baking together, singing and praying together. Use as much or as little as you want. Enjoy exploring the Easter story together as a family.

From Friday on the St James YouTube page is a very special Easter Circus celebration put together specially for St James by Duggie Dug Dug. A wonderful retelling of God’s big story by some amazing aerial circus acrobats. He is also joined by his puppets Loo and Rolls – so there’s lots of laughter and songs too!

Have a look on the Sunday activities for activity sheets and some craft ideas for Easter.

Easter Stories

The garden, the curtain and the cross by Carl Laverton
If you took part in the Easter Egg Hunt in Woodley this is the story you got with your Easter chocolate.
The Easter Story by J John

Easter Cooking

If you love cooking why not try these delicious mini egg brownies and find out how your mini eggs can help you tell the story of Easter. There are 4 colours: white, purple, pink and yellow. I wonder what part of the Easter story they make you think of. Look at bit further down for a prayer idea using any leftover mini eggs …??

Or how about making some resurrection rolls… a great way to tell the story of the resurrection with children. The recipe is in the description.

Resurrection rolls

Out and about

Easter Songs

a song that reminds us of all that Jesus did for us on the cross.
Walk with you is a quiet reflective song that reminds us of God’s big rescue plan to bring us back to him. Great song to just lie down and soak in God’s presence.

Easter prayer ideas

Using your mini eggs.. pick out a colour and talk to God about that theme. You may want to make up your own ideas of things to pray with each colour.

Something for grownups

Take some time out for yourself this Easter too. Here are 2 things just for you. One you can take into the garden and listen to, the other is a short reflection by Bear Grylls

Pop your headphones in and head outside. Sit in your park or garden with a cuppa, or take a half an hour walk as you listen. Including scriptures and thoughts to draw you into thinking about the final days of Jesus. Time for you to respond.

Kelly introduces the reflection
In the garden audio reflection
Bear Grylls shares an Easter reflection