I didn’t know why I believed in God. I just did. Then I went to Bible college and learned lots of evidences for my faith like the historical reliability of the Bible and how Jesus rose from the dead. Now I know why the resurrection story is essential to the Christian faith. Without it, our faith is false. That’s why it is so important to me to teach my children all about the Easter story. I’ve made some simple cards that I use to teach young children about the resurrection story. These cards break the story up into six small parts that make it easy to remember.
Games to Play with Resurrection Story Cards
These games are so simple, but young children thrive on simplicity. Add a few Easter treats or other rewards and they’ll be begging to play over and over. You could play these games in lieu of an Easter Egg hunt. Before playing, make sure you read the resurrection story from a Bible and tell the children to listen carefully so they can play a game afterward. I shared this free printable with my subscribers before this post, so make sure you’re on our mailing list to get updated on all our freebies! Download the cards here or click the image below.
All Mixed Up
If you want to play this game with lots of children, print off a set of cards for each or enough for pairs. To play, simply mix all the cards up and have the children put the story in order from left to right. If you’re playing with a big group, whoever can sort them first, wins! You could mix this game up by blindfolding one child or yourself! You would mix the cards up and put them in front of the blindfolded person. The person with the blindfold is the only one who can touch the cards. Their partner would tell them what is on the card and help them put the cards in order by giving them verbal directions.
Hide and Seek
Another easy one; just hid the cards and have the children find them and put them in order. If you are playing in a big group, simply print the cards off on different colored paper. Give each child or team a color to find. First team to put their cards in order, wins!
Can You Read My Mind?
Go over each of the cards with the children and talk about each event. Then write down in a secret place which card you are thinking about. The children have to read your mind by asking yes or no questions about which resurrection card they think you wrote down.
Whatever activity you play with them, may the hope of Risen Lord be with you!
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