Need Easter Skits for Youth or Children? Find Sunday School skits
for children telling about the Empty Tomb. Hear the Easter Story!
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Everyone will hear the Easter Story and learn that Jesus Christ is Risen!
Jesus is Alive! Hallelujah!
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These two Easter Skits for Children are taken, almost directly, from the scripture verses found in John 20:1-18 (NIV.)
The majority of the story is told by the Narrator, as the children act out the parts of the various people portrayed. Pre-readers will enjoy repeating their lines after the Narrator in "The Story of the Empty Tomb." While Early Readers will enjoy the simple lines found in the skit written just for them, "The Empty Tomb."
In both skits the setting is the area in front of and around the Empty Tomb on Easter Sunday morning. (A table with a sheet over it makes a lovely empty tomb!) In all cases, staging is something that can be done in collaboration with the students!
If time permits, allow the children to do the skit more than once, trying out different parts each time. This will help them learn the story better.
Be sure to start and end your class, or lesson, with prayer, thanking God the Father for sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for us. Thank Him, also, that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter morning, and that He is alive now and forever!
For Pre-Readers try "The Story of the Empty Tomb."
For Young Readers try "The Empty Tomb."
Easter has become so commercialized that it is almost impossible to tell “Which came first: the Bunny or the Egg?” This skit helps sort some of that out, as our two heroes, Margo and Devin, seek to help their buddy, Fred (The e-Bunny) discover that there is more to Easter than just what is sold in a store.
Fred is a teen working in a “Mega-Mart” near Easter. His job involves dressing as a gigantic Easter Bunny (the e-Bunny) and welcoming customers. Fred is unhappy about the bunny costume because, as he puts it, he looks like “a big, purple nightmare that someone had after eating too much Easter candy.” There must be more to Easter than this, but what is it?
Two of his friends from school recognize him and engage him in conversation about the real meaning of Easter. Fred begins to realize that no one is “going to find True ‘Hoppiness’ in Aisle 4 next to the purple grass.”
He learns that the True Meaning of Easter is found in the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!
Hop right in for some real Easter fun with "The e-Bunny."
All of our hope as Christians hangs on the Resurrection. The Apostle Paul said “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” (1 Corinthians 15:17) John tells the story of the Resurrection from the perspective of someone who was actually at the empty tomb, and as someone who actually saw the Risen Christ. His words echo down to us through the passing years. We hear him saying to us, along with Mary Magdalene, “I have seen the Lord!” And now there is no doubt...We have a hope and a future!
Starting with a chilling description of what life must have been like for His followers immediately after the death of Jesus, the Narrators lead the audience through a vivid re-telling of the events of Easter Sunday and the following week, which were enough to prove, even to the doubting disciple, Thomas, that Jesus is alive!
Based on the words of the disciple John (John 20:1-30) the skit powerfully describes the biblical events from the finding of the Empty Tomb to the appearances of Jesus to His Disciples that week.
NOTE: The skit is written with an Introduction and a Closing which help give the audience a sense of entrance into and closure of the story. Songs may be added at natural breaks in the story to produce an Easter Pageant event. (Song suggestions are given, but you may substitute any of your favorite Easter songs.)
For your Easter Pageant consider "A Word on the Resurrection."
Let's say that you are interested in doing one of these skits, but have a question as to whether or not you may change a few lines or add a character or two to help accommodate the needs of your group. The answer is "YES!" You are very welcome to do so. The only difference may be in how you give credit for who wrote the skit. Please keep reading...
If the changes you make are minor (adding a few lines, adding or subtracting a few characters, etc) then, as always, please just make a note in your printed program of the skit's author and its copyright date.(EX: "By Sharon Kay Chatwell, copyright 2015.")
However, if you make MAJOR CHANGES (adding or deleting a scene, adding a lot of new jokes, or changing the overall message of the skit) then please note in your printed program that the skit is "Based on the Original Skit by..." and give the author's name and the copyright date. (EX: "Based on the Original Skit by Sharon Kay Chatwell, copyright 2015.")
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Easter skits are hard to write. One feels that one is "treading on holy ground" because the events in and around Easter are just so important to all of us.
So, the skits I wrote for the young children are simply passages taken out of the Bible, copied down almost word for word, and split up among the various actors portraying the persons involved. (After all, it seems like a good way for children to learn the Bible stories!)
Perhaps in the future I will "write" some more Easter skits for "Little Guys", again probably by copying down Bible text and assigning the lines to various actors. Or perhaps you might be persuaded to "write" them in the same way for your own classes. (It works for almost any Bible story.)
To create your own "skit," choose a passage from the Bible and read it aloud. Have the children portray the persons in the story. Move around the room and say some of the more amazing verses together; verses such as when Mary Magdalene declares to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord!"
Ask the children questions such as "How would you have felt if you had been... so-and-so?" Then your students will know (without doubt) that you are the best teacher EVER, and your classrooms will always be full of fun and learning!
God bless you this Easter and always!
With love in Christ,
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