At our Easter Messy Church we covered the greatest sign of all in John’s Gospel – Jesus’ resurrection.
As the children arrived they made an Easter basket from a paper bowl. They stuck pictures and words around it to tell the Easter story. They filled the basket with shredded paper and six plastic eggs. All the other activities fitted in one of the plastic eggs.
We made crosses out of ribbon, symbolising Jesus’ death. (Sorry, no picture available)
To represent Jesus being put in the tomb with a stone rolled across we made slime! Ok, it’s not really connected, but we felt our Messy Church was not very ‘messy’, and we wanted the children to have something really exciting to do. Sure enough, they loved the slime! There are lots of recipes online. We made ours using PVA glue, contact lens cleaning solution and glitter.
Edible Easter Garden
The Empty Egg
One of the plastic eggs we left empty. Why? Because Jesus’ tomb is empty! We referred to the empty egg and the empty tomb during the talk in the Celebration.