If you’re looking for new approaches to Holy Week and Easter kidmin programming, look no further! We’ve collected seven Holy Week and Easter ideas for kids church. They’re sure to open children’s eyes to the wonder of Christ’s death and resurrection.
Holy Week changed history forever. And Jesus’ one unselfish act changes lives for eternity. The leadup to Easter—and the big day itself—reminds us there’s no greater love than what Jesus freely gives.
So dazzle children and impact them for eternity with these Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter ideas for kids church.
7 Fantastic Easter Ideas for Kids Church
1. Easter Ideas for Kids Church: Palm Sunday Parade Rally Towel
Riding on a donkey and accompanied by his friends, Jesus entered Jerusalem. A cheering crowd welcomed him. People waved palm branches to honor Jesus and threw their coats on the ground as a sign of respect. Lead kids in celebrating the start of Holy Week. Use a modern palm branch, a personalized invitation, and a woven cross.
In Bible times, people waved palm branches to symbolize honor. Today we show support for important people such as pro athletes or political figures by waving rally towels. Have kids create a Jesus rally towel to show him honor during Palm Sunday worship.
- 11×18-inch pastel-colored fabric pieces and
- fabric markers
Tell kids to decorate a towel that communicates something about Easter week. Examples include “He Is Risen!” and “Jesus Conquered Death.” During your worship time, re-create the streets of Jerusalem, lined with people cheering for Jesus. Afterward, have kids hang their rally towels in their bedrooms. They’ll serve as reminders that Jesus gave it all, just for them, on Easter.