It’s almost that time again! It’s hard to believe winter will soon be coming to a close and we’ll be welcoming spring – and Easter! That means it’s time to think about Easter curriculum for your children’s ministry – and at What’s in the Bible?, we are happy to introduce our Why Do We Celebrate Easter? Sunday School Curriculum. Why Do We Celebrate Easter? is a 4-week elementary school curriculum based on VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible? Volume 10: Jesus is the Good News! The curriculum features a mixture of video-led teaching and Bible lessons, games, activities, crafts and take home activities for families to do at home.
Here are the top 3 reasons why the Why Do We Celebrate Easter? church curriculum is right for your ministry.
1. Your kids will learn more than the Easter story.
In Why Do We Celebrate Easter?, the video-based teaching focuses on the stories of Holy Week and Easter, but they go a step further. The videos come from VeggieTales(R) creator Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible? Volume 10: Jesus is the Good News! and they explore not only Jesus’ life and teachings, but explain to kids why something that happened more than 2,000 years ago is still so important today – and why they should follow him. Why Do We Celebrate Easter? teaches more than facts about Jesus’ death and resurrection, but it helps kids to internalize the amazing news about Jesus’ saving work on the Cross and what it means for their lives! Here is an example of one our favorite activities from the Easter curriculum, which encourages kids to act out the miracles of Jesus with popsicle stick puppets.
2. Amazing Take Home Activities to Inspire the Whole Family
Each week of the 4-week Easter curriculum includes a printable PDF of Take Home Activities. These activities are more than just a few questions about the lesson — they are ideas for families to read, play, explore and discuss the truths about Jesus that the kids are learning at church. Get the whole family involved in preparing for Easter! Better yet, encourage the families in your church to watch What’s in the Bible? Volume 10: Jesus is the Good News on DVD or streaming on JellyTelly. Here is an example of a Take Home Activity from Week 1 of Why Do We Celebrate Easter? Church Curriculum:
3. Why Do We Celebrate Easter? is easy to use and prep for you!
As a children’s ministry leader or volunteer, you value high-quality curriculum that isn’t a whole lot of extra work for you. We wrote Why Do We Celebrate Easter? to be super easy for you during the very busy Easter season! All of the leader guides and activities are included on a CD-Rom so you can print off everything you need … and all of the leader guides come as PDFs and Word Docs, so you can customize them to fit your ministry context. The activities are fun for the kids and easy for you – you should have most of the supplies in your stash already. The simple-to-follow leader guides make it great for new and extra volunteers to step right in and start leading – and if they want a head start, you can all access the leader guides online (you’ll find instructions in your curriculum package).