Three Activities for Preschool Families: Jesus is Alive

Happy Easter! There is good news - Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus is alive! Today we can’t see Jesus walking on the earth like Mary and the disciples did. But if we believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and ask Him to forgive us for the wrong things we have done, then He will forgive us and we can live forever with Him. Enjoy celebrating Easter all week by remembering that Jesus is alive!

HIGHLIGHTS from the Weekend…

This week your child learned that Jesus rose from the dead and He is alive. On the third morning after the crucifixion, some women, Mary, Mary Magdelene and Joanna, went to Jesus’ tomb to prepare His body for burial. When they neared the tomb, they realized the stone had been rolled away. They entered the tomb but did not find Jesus’ body. They were confused, but two men in gleaming clothes appeared. These men said, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” The women realized Jesus was alive! They were so excited and they went to tell the disciples. (Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-11, Luke 24:1-12 & John 20:1-18.)

Teaching Truth:

  1. Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus is alive!

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

3 Activities that Help Us Learn That Jesus Rose From the Dead and is Alive:

1. Easter Mobile

Continue with your Easter mobile or join in now by creating one with your child using a coat hanger, pieces of yarn and various items. If you are just starting your mobile, write “Easter” on a piece of paper and let your child to decorate it with crayons. For this week, have your child create a stone out of crumpled brown paper to attach to the hanger for the stone that was rolled away.

2. Shout the News

Teach your child this chant and hand motions.

Pretty flowers blooming, see how they grow. (crouch low, stretch arms up & rise slowly)

Jesus is alive we know. (point toward heaven)

Hear the church bells ringing. (place hand behind ear)

Jesus is alive we know. (point toward heaven)

Let's shout the good news, everywhere we go. (cup hands around mouth)

3. Garden

Go on a walk around the neighborhood and find a rock about the size of a half dollar, along the way pick up small sticks, leaves and flowers. Using a disposable foil pan, have your child fill it with dirt and add the sticks, leaves and flowers that he found around the neighborhood. Cut a large potato in half and then cut a large opening in the potato on the side. Place the potato cut side down in the garden to be the tomb and then place the rock over the large opening to be the stone in front of the tomb. Have your child roll the tomb away to show that it is empty. Talk with your child about the resurrection by using these questions:

  • What did the women see when they came to the tomb?
  • How was the stone rolled away?
  • Where was Jesus?
  • Who did the women go tell that Jesus was gone?


Father we are so grateful for Jesus! Thank you for sending your Son to die for us. Thank you for the grace you have given us and that you call us your children. We pray that you would help us to grow in your Truth and our love for you. Help us to choose your better way and to love the people around us to honor and glorify you.

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