Basic Truth: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Memory Verse: “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16 GNT
Key Question: Who is the best?
Bottom Line: Jesus is the Best!
Bible Story: Easter – Matthew (26:20-30)(27:45-50)(28:1-7)
This Easter may have been the very first time EVER for some preschoolers to hear the true story of Easter. And for others, this may have been their first time ever even going to church. We have the awesome opportunity to tell them for the first time about how Jesus died and rose again and that He did it all for us! We made some paper tombs and played a games called “Cross Toss” so we could drive this point home.
You can help your preschooler/kindergartener remember the story of Easter by watching here:
You can use the take home materials to keep the lesson going throughout the week:
We were SOO excited to celebrate Easter with you all as we spent time in John 18:12–20:23. We started with Jesus’ trial and end with celebrating the resurrection. The religious leaders were up in arms because Jesus has claimed to be God. It didn’t matter that it’s TRUE; they were still ready to dish out the ultimate punishment. And Jesus chose to give up everything and take that punishment, so that no one else has to.
Bottom Line: I can put others first because Jesus put me first.
It cost Jesus everything to put us first. He gave up His life, so we could be with God forever. As we respond to God and His gift of salvation, we can follow Jesus’ example and put others first.
Go even deeper with these take home materials:
April GodTime Week 2