Friday, June 20, 2014

Easter Sunday School Lesson - The Real Meaning of the Easter Basket

Use this Easter Sunday School lesson to teach kids the symbolism of the Easter basket.

Needed: Easter basket, Easter grass, chocolate coins or chocolate with some kind of shiny wrapping (Hershey’s Kisses, York Peppermint Patties, etc.), chicken or rooster-shaped candy (a chocolate rooster, or chick-shaped Peeps), plastic egg with something inside of it

Lesson: (Note: Always give students the opportunity to answer the questions before you clarifying the teaching.)

Place objects in your Easter basket beforehand so that it’s ready to show to students.

Ask students, how many of you got an Easter basket this morning?

Did any of your Easter baskets have this grass in the bottom? (Pull out some grass from your basket.) The grass reminds us of the hay that Jesus slept on in the manger when He was born.

Did any of you get any chocolate wrapped up in shiny foil, like Hershey Kisses, or York Peppermint Patties, or Rolos, or Reeses’ miniatures? (Pull out your chocolate coins.) When we see shiny wrapping, it reminds us of the thirty shiny coins that the priests gave to Judas so that Judas would tell them where Jesus was so they could arrest Him.

Did any of you  get any roosters or chickens in your Easter basket, like a chocolate rooster, or some Peeps? (Pull out your item.) Chickens and roosters remind us of how Peter said that He didn’t know Jesus three times the night Jesus was arrested, and then rooster crowed and he felt sorry about saying He didn’t know Jesus.

What about your baskets? Did it look like mine with the wood or plastic pieces woven together like this? Our baskets remind us of how the soldiers tied together some thorns and put them on Jesus’ head.

Did any of you get plastic eggs with something inside of them? (Show your plastic egg and empty it.) When we take the candy out of our eggs, it reminds us of how Jesus came out of the grave. The egg is like the grave and the candy is like Jesus, coming out of the grave.

So our Easter baskets were meant to tell us the story of how Jesus was born, how He died, and how He came back to life on Easter!

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