Easter 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic
EASTER FAMILY ACTIVITIES
God’s peace be with you during this Easter season. Taya Joppich has prepared some fantastic resources for families this Easter – here’s a video introducing the material provided further below.
Here are some ideas to use together with your family to reflect on and celebrate Easter over this coming weekend. Pick and choose the activities/songs that interest you and the children/teens in your family. Some of the activities do require that you have certain ingredients or craft materials on hand…so look ahead for what you want to do….to ensure you’ve got all the relevant things at home. Remember to get out any Easter books you might have as well as reading through the relevant Scriptures for that day. There are a gazillion ideas online to inspire you. Here we’ve chosen just a few for you…..
https://pin.it/6X87R2l Here’s a link to my own Easter ideas on Pinterest. Take a look for a whole pile of inspirational craft activities and recipes. There’s obviously heaps more out there if you’re interested…
THURSDAY 9th April – READ: Matthew 26: 17-75 (or any of the other Gospel accounts)
- Passover Meal – see attached script and list of food ideas to prepare. https://annvoskamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/A_Christian_Passover_Easter_Meal.pdf
This is a really basic version of the Passover Meal. If you don’t desire to do the whole thing, you could choose some of the different foods to taste and discuss. Eg haroset, bitter herbs dipped in salt water, grape juice.
- If you choose not to do a Passover Meal, you may just desire to have a Foot Washing Ceremony. In conjunction with this, take some time to pray all together.
- Lord’s Supper Colouring Page https://cdn.clipart.email/42cc46b7c90e013f03b1d41fd88be917_last-supper-coloring-pages-printable-last-supper-coloring-pages-_600-384.jpeg#.XoQBrp4_aBk.link
Under the Blood – Marty Nystrom
Stay Here and Keep Watch with Me
Communion – Third Day
Behold the Lamb – Stuart Townend
FRIDAY 10th April – READ Matthew 27:1-61
- Service of Shadows – (7 Candles are required)
Start with all 7 candles lit. Have family members take turns reading the passages associated with the “shadows”. After each reading, extinguish one candle until all have been blown out. Spend a moment in silent prayer.
Shadow of Betrayal – Matthew 26:20-25
Shadow of Inner Agony – Luke 22:40-44
Shadow of Loneliness – Matthew 26:40-45
Shadow of Desertion – Matthew 26:47-50, 55-56
Shadow of Accusation – Matthew 26:59-66
Shadow of Mockery – Mark 15:12-20
Shadow of Death – Luke 23:33-46
- Edible Good Friday Easter treats to make together –
Pretzel Crown of Thorn Snack https://pin.it/4t1hTNe
- Plaited Crown of Thorn Bread https:/ / it/4Rpvz8C
- Wooden Peg Craft – Jesus on the Cross https://pin.it/iJqA1Bc
- Good Friday Colouring Page https://pin.it/1c2mZen
The Wonderful Cross – Tomlin & Redman
Were You There? – Vigil
Nothing But the Blood
SATURDAY 11th April – READ Matthew 27:62-65
- Easter Story Cookies – This is a fun recipe to try at home together using ingredients to represent different components of the Easter account. Once sealed in the oven (tomb) you can wake the next morning to a fun surprise. https://pin.it/4zfFBRK
- Colouring Page – Galatians 2:20 – Christ Living in Me https://pin.it/6E1xnDx
Yet Not I, but Through Christ In Me – City Alight.
There is a Redeemer – Melody Green
Drenched in Love – Bethel
Jesus Paid It All – Worship Circle
SUNDAY 12th April – READ Matthew 28:1-20
- Some of you might already have a set of Resurrection Eggs. If not, you might like to make your own set w/ some plastic eggs from Spotlight. Include these as part of your Easter Egg hunt on Sunday morning. https://pin.it/5N468Rt
- Empty tomb edible craft made out of a chocolate donut and biscuit. https://pin.it/7yGZfwd
- Butterfly Origami https://pin.it/4LThthr
- Easter Bookmarks to colour https://pin.it/4ylg5RI
- Pre-purchase some additional Easter Eggs as gifts for your neighbours. Spread some Easter joy with a “Jesus Is Risen” message attached.
He is Lord
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Mighty to Save – Hillsong Worship
O Praise the Name – Anastasis
Jesus is Alive – City Alight