Easter Celebration for The Kids in My Church
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these" (Matthew 19:14, NIV Bible). The quotation alerts the Sunday school teachers to treat their students like Jesus did. In celebrating this Easter season, the kids under 12 years old in my church could actively be involved with the help of the teachers. In this case, Sunday school teachers have an important role to make Easter celebration successful. They should at least arrange three preparations a few weeks before, namely they have to determine the activities, to find a place and the materials, and to invite the children to come to the celebration. The first thing Sunday school teachers should do is determining the activities that are suitable for the children in relation to their age. For that reason, the kids should be categorized into two groups: under 8 years old and between 8 and 12 years old. For the first group, the activities that can be done are finding eggs, coloring eggs, etc. The second group might do bible-verse-scrambling or guessing prophets’ names. After finishing those activities, the two groups could be joined in a room where some other activites can be done together. They may sing Gospel songs or perform a play together. Above all, the activities must contain a biblical message that Jesus sacrificed Himself to redeem human being’s sins. To accommodate those activities, the teachers must find the appropriate place and materials. As they are eighty kids in my church and all of them love running around and screaming aloud, a wide comfortable place ought to be prepared for them. Another thing the teachers should prepare is materials that are related to the Easter theme that has been set up by the church. The materials might be theological, psychological or sociological, but they should be in line with the children’s ways of thinking. Delivering “Why Jesus had to die?” or “Why...
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