Today’s episode is based off Matthew 26:36–28:10; Mark 14:32–16:10; Luke 22:39–24:12; John 17:1–20:18.
“I will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and share the Good News with others.”
Memorize this together as a family this week!
“I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised Him from the dead.” Philippians 3:10
ACTIVITY: IN OR OUT OF THE TOMB?
How to play.
- String or tape
Read John 20:1–10 which is about what took place at the tomb of Jesus when Peter and John heard the news of Jesus’ resurrection. This will give the children a better understanding of the game.
Place a long line on the floor using string or tape. Have the children line up single file behind one another down the center of the room, facing the leader. Leave as much room as possible between the children. Tell the children that the right side of the line is “In the Tomb” and the left side of the line is “Out of the Tomb.”
The leader shouts a command and ends it with either “In the Tomb” or “Out of the Tomb.” Upon hearing the command, the children jump from one side to the other and do the command. If the children stay on or jump to the wrong side, they must sit out of the game for two commands, and then they may return.
Use the commands below or create your own:
Clap your hands as fast as you can—in the tomb.
Clap your hands as fast as you can—in the tomb. This is a duplicate command to trick!
Sit on the floor—out of the tomb.
Stand up—out of the tomb.
Jump up and down three times—in the tomb.
Do five jumping jacks—in the tomb.
Shout “Christ Is Risen!”—out of the tomb.
Hop on one foot—in the tomb.
Wave hello—out of the tomb.
Touch your toes—out of the tomb.
Hum a tune—in the tomb.
Pat your back with both hands—out of the tomb.
Shout “Celebrate the resurrection!”—in the tomb.
Spin around two times—out of the tomb.
Shout “I will share the Good News with others!”—in the tomb.
Run in place to share the Good News—out of the tomb.
Optional : Play just for fun—no one is removed from play when an error is made.
Say: Read John 20:1–10.
Stand in one straight line. The right side of the line is “In the Tomb” and the left side of the line is “Out of the Tomb”. Listen carefully to the commands I will give you. If you stay or jump to the wrong side, you will need to sit out of the game for two commands and then you may return again.
- Tell me some ways we can show others that we are Jesus’ followers today (Ephesians 5:1-2)
- Can you name some people who need to know about Jesus?
- What would you like to tell them? (John 3:16 and Romans 10:9)