The Big Surprise is an Easter weekend series where kids will learn about the greatest miracle and biggest surprise ever! Jesus died and rose again! Good Friday and Easter Sunday curriculum will be provided. The Easter story is told through interactive stations with hands on activities for the kids to experience the story in an immersive way. We know that every ministry looks different right now, so options are provided for using the stations in small group, large group, virtual services, and at home. We have added an easy to use family option for churches who are unable to do small groups or who remain virtual. Instructions for putting together family bags to use at home are included. We have kept the supplies and cost for the family bags at a minimum to make it easy on any budget. All large group content is online service-friendly, please feel free to record and use any of the content in your live and online streaming services. Everything is Covid-friendly and written with social distancing in mind.
Series Verse: “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,” (Ephesians 1:7-8 NIV)
Each Lesson Includes:
- Series verse
- A Takeaway statement
- Large group game
- Surprise Story Stations (includes the message, discussion questions, and a hands-on activity in each station)
- Review questions
- Take-home card
- Family resource (alternative to small groups)
- Service slides
- Additional social media graphics
- Game cards printable
- Bible Story – Jesus’ Final Days (Matthew 26:20-28; Luke 22:39-54; Mark 15:1-15; Matthew 27:35-38; 45-54 NLT)
- Today’s Takeaway – Jesus died, but He wasn’t done!
- Bible Story – Jesus’ Resurrection (Matthew 27:57-66; 28:1-10; Luke 24:35-48 NLT)
- Today’s Takeaway – Jesus rose again and surprised everyone!