1. A Heavy Price—Give children some wrapped chocolate coins and talk about Judas betraying Jesus (see Matthew 26:14-16, 47-49). Discuss ways we let Jesus down—as well as how he paid the price for all our sins on the cross.
2. Eggs-citing Sounds—Let children make a “joyful noise” by putting Easter treats to musical use. Fill plastic eggs with different candies. Then parade around, shaking the “instruments” and praising Jesus. For fun, try to guess what’s inside one another’s eggs, based on the sounds.
3. Easter Cross Garden—Use wooden paint-stirring sticks and a hot-glue gun to help children make crosses. With permanent marker, write on each cross what it means to kids that Jesus is alive. Then display the crosses in a flower garden on Easter morning.