Easter may be a few months away, but these Easter drama scripts will help you prepare for that weekend. We usually see increased attendance in our ministries and know that we have a great opportunity to present the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and what it means for sinners like us.
Over the last few years, we’ve tried to use different creative elements and drama to help us present the Resurrection story. I’ve heard others asking about drama scripts or Stations of the Cross ideas, so I wanted to share these resources with the hopes that it will help your ministry!
Easter Monologues/Stations of the Cross Scripts
These scripts were presented in separate rooms with props and decor that fit the scene. It was like a Stations of the Cross drama, but we limited the scenes to the Triumphal Entry, Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’ Trial and Crucifixion, and Jesus’ Death and Burial. Following the last scene, we had a leader read Matthew 28:1-10 and led the kids in a time of celebratory worship because Jesus is Alive!
Large Group Easter Drama
After using the stations idea, we decided to create a full worship service that incorporated similar sketches between times of singing. We used the multiple verses of Were You There? to help the transitions between scenes. The scripts use small groups of performers who had minimal lines, so it was easier to use high school students or older kids for the parts. The scripts also use a Narrator, which helps to give the kids context to each scene.
Mary Magdalene Monologue
This script was a short one-person sketch (w/ off staff voice for the angel) that was used during a time of worship to give kids a glimpse of the joy experienced on Resurrection morning. We had an adult actress play the role of Mary Magdalene. We mixed a few songs between the two scenes and it really increased the energy of kids’ worship because they were thinking of how the resurrection would have brought such joyful hope for the followers of Jesus.
I really hope these resources help you to prepare for the incredible opportunity we have to share Jesus’ story with kids and families. If you need any help in planning or thinking through Easter services, follow-up or how to talk with kids about the Gospel, I’d love to help! Leave a comment or send me an email so we can arrange a time to talk.
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