Here are links to lots of random Easter things – help yourself if there’s something you like.
A hymn for the Easter Vigil (metrical version of the Song of Moses and Miriam – tune: Kingsfold)
A hymn for Easter Day (based on the John 20 gospel reading – tune: lauda anima / Praise my soul)
A hymn for Eastertide (based on the various resurrection appearances – tune: Salzburg)
Easter Eggs all age talk (based on the transformative nature of the resurrection appearances)
Easter Sunday short thought (based on the idea of ‘spoilers’ and how the resurrection becomes real for each of us individually – same basic point as the Easter eggs all age talk)
- Use the craft card that has a black scratch-off surface with a colourful layer underneath – you can cut the card into cross shapes for younger children to scratch off, or simply give out whole sheets and invite the children to draw on it things that remind them of the new life of Easter.
- You can also use wax resist to show how the darkness of Good Friday could’t destroy the light and love of Christ (drawing images that represent the love of God with wax on paper and then using a sponge to paint over them in a dark colour – the wax drawings will show through).
- Easter Garden – invite your local school to make paper flowers and bring them to their end of term Easter service – use the flowers to create a wonderfully colourful Easter garden. This one was made using a triptych display board, green paper for the hills, and a fabric-covered basket for the tomb.
- If you made a ‘Way of the cross’ from stones during Holy Week, decorate it with fresh flowers on Easter morning. This one was made on Palm Sunday (when we reflected on the stones that would ‘shout out if the crowds were silent’ – it gained tea-lights for the tenebrae service, and then dandelions on Easter morning!
Finally, some clipart: