3 Disciples See Jesus Activities for Preschoolers: Starting Blocks Playbook for April 12th

3036499041_acb719c4a4_zThe reality of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead changed the lives of the over 500 disciples that saw Him afterward.  In fact, that reality changed history.  It also changed my life in amazing ways.  Reflect on how the resurrection has changed your life as you share these activities with your preschooler this week.

HIGHLIGHTS from Sunday…

This week your child learned Jesus is alive and wants to have a relationship with us. Jesus can live in our hearts. When the women who went to Jesus’ tomb saw that it was empty, they ran to tell the disciples that Jesus was alive, but the disciples did not believe them at first. So Jesus showed Himself to Peter, James and John while they were fishing. He also proved to Thomas that He was truly alive by letting him touch the scars in His hand. When the disciples realized it was truly Jesus, they were overjoyed. Jesus also appeared to many other people during the 40 days after His resurrection, but one day Jesus told his friends goodbye and rose into the clouds. While his friends were looking up into the sky, an angel appeared and told them Jesus had gone to live in heaven. (Matthew 28:8-10, Mark 16:9-20, Luke 24:13-53 & John 20:10-21:25.)

Teaching Truth

  • Jesus rose from the dead.
  • Jesus showed Himself to His disciples.

Memory Verse:

“But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”

Romans 5:8 (NLT)

Here’s a simple song to help your child (and you) memorize this week’s memory verse!

3 Activities that remind us Jesus is alive:

1. Easter Mobile

For the last week of the Easter mobile, help your child cut out clouds from white construction paper and glue some cotton balls on them.  Use yarn to attach the clouds to the mobile.  Since this will be the last piece in the Easter story, review the details of the story with your child and also spend time talking about some of the deeper truths of Easter.

2. Clouds

Make clouds to hang from the ceiling in your child’s room. You could cut cloud shapes from white paper or tie several blown-up white balloons together. At bedtime use it as an opportunity to talk about how Jesus went back to heaven and is preparing a place for everyone who loves Him and trusts Him. Talk about how wonderful heaven is where there is no sickness, no pain, no sadness and where we get to be with Jesus forever.

3. Sing a Song

(Sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)

 Jesus died on the cross

On the cross, on the cross

Jesus died on the cross

For my sins.

Jesus died on the cross

On the cross, on the cross

Jesus died on the cross

And He rose again!

Motions to this song are:

Cross – stand up with arms out to side making a cross with your body

For my sins – point to self

He rose again – bend down, touch the ground, and then pop up and reach hands to the sky


Jesus, we thank you for your great sacrifice for us… for laying down your life for us. Help us understand how much you love us and how much we need you to save us.

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