Dig Deeper in this Easter Sunday School Lesson
Give each group a Bible. Say: As a group, you’ll read your Bible passage and act out a scene about life today, based on what your verses say the world would be like if Jesus wasn’t alive.
As groups read and prepare their skits, turn on the four lamps.
When it’s time for presentations, turn off the overhead light so only your four lamps are on. Then have kids present. After each presentation, turn off one of the four lamps. After all four presentations, your room should be pretty dark.
- Considering everything you just saw, what would be the most depressing part of life today if Jesus hadn’t come back to life?
Say: Without Jesus’ resurrection, our lives would be hopeless. Even eating would be depressing and hopeless. We probably wouldn’t even have church because our faith would be useless. There’d be no way for us to go to heaven.
But thanks be to God! We do have hope! God wins! Listen to this.
Read 1 Corinthians 15:54-57, turning on a lamp after each verse you read.
Say: God wins, so we have victory over sin and death. Our world is full of hope because Jesus beat sin and death! He’s alive, and he’s with us today! Jesus gives us the chance to be his friend and join the winning team.
Easter Sunday School Lesson Craft: Tabletop Foosball (20 Minutes)
- “Tabletop Foosball” handouts printed on card stock (1 per child) (download here)
- “Tabletop Foosball Instructions” handout (download here)
- white card stock
- glue sticks
- hole punches
- non-bendy straws (2 each of 2 different colors per child)
- Glue Dots
- jumbo paper clips (6 per child)
- marbles (1 per child)
- Make a sample craft to show kids.
Make Foosball Tables
Show kids the sample craft you made. Give each child a “Tabletop Foosball” handout. Set out the remaining supplies to share, and have kids follow the instructions on the “Tabletop Foosball Instructions” handout.
- Cut along the dotted lines on the “Tabletop Foosball” handout.
- Fold along the solid black lines.
- Use glue sticks to secure the flaps in place.
- Punch holes near the top of the sides of the foosball table, lined up with either end of each gray line.
- Cut six strips of white card stock that are each 8½ x 1 inches.
- Fold the strips in half, and draw a stick figure on each of them. Make three stick figures of one color and three of another.
- Stick a straw through the holes in front of one goal.
- Place a folded strip with a stick figure over the straw, securing it in place with a Glue Dot.
- Put a paper clip on the bottom of the stick figure. This will be your goalie.
- Repeat on the other side to make a goalie for the other team (using the other color of straw and stick figure).
- Put a straw in each middle hole with two stick-figure players on each straw. The final craft should have alternating colors of straws.
- If time allows, use markers to decorate your foosball table.
- Have kids each find a partner to play with.
- Give each child a marble to use as a foosball. Have kids play a game of foosball and try to be the first to get three points.