Easter Skits for Children and Youth

Easter Skits

Need Easter Skits for Youth or Children? Find Sunday School skits for children telling about the Empty Tomb. Hear the Easter Story!

Also find for Easter Plays for Youth to do in church or for an evangelistic outreach!

Everyone will hear the Easter Story and learn that Jesus Christ is Risen!

Jesus is Alive! Hallelujah!

If you are looking for Easter Sunday School Lessons you might want to visit our Easter Lessons page. You'll find free Sunday School lessons teaching about Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, and the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ!

When is Easter 2024?

  • In 2024, Easter is on Sunday, March 31st.
  • Good Friday is on Friday, March 29th.
  • Palm Sunday is on Sunday, March 24th.

Easter Skits for Preschool and Early Elementary

  • The Story of the Empty Tomb - (Preschool-First Grade)
    A 5 minute skit for children 4-7 years of age. No reading is required, as the children repeat their lines after the Narrator. Follow Mary Magdalene as she visits Jesus' Tomb on Easter Sunday only to find it empty!! Act out The Story of the Empty Tomb in your classroom to help learn about the events of that first Easter morning!

  • The Empty Tomb - (Early Elementary)
    A 5-10 minute skit for children 7-9 years of age to do in class or for younger audiences. Early Readers will enjoy reading the easy lines and acting act out the parts of Mary Magdalene, John, Simon Peter, the Two Angels and Jesus, the Risen Christ! Relive the excitement that surrounded The Empty Tomb. Jesus is Alive! Happy Easter!

Easter Skit for Youth...

  • The e-Bunny
    A raucous 8-12-minute Easter skit for youth 12-18 years old to perform in class or for others. Use this skit as an evangelistic tool, or as a good way to start discussions about the true meaning of Easter. Fast paced and technologically-savvy, this Easter skit for Youth reminds us that the ancient story of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is still both timely and relevant.

  • A Word on the Resurrection
    A traditional Easter skit for youth 12-18 years old to act out in class or to share with others in order to tell the Easter Story. Optional Introductory and Closing Words lengthen the skit, which is basically a re-enactment of the events recorded in John 20:1-30. Add a few songs (suggestions are offered) and you have yourself a homemade Easter Pageant!

  • The e-Bunny Returns
    For after-Easter this 10-12-minute skit is great for children or youth. Fred, the e-Bunny, makes his return to ask, "Now that I'm saved, why do I still have problems?" His friends from church help him understand that becoming a Christian doesn't mean all your problems disappear like magic. Fred learns to hope in God and to trust in His divine timing to help solve his problems. Written by Linda Feller, one of our SSC website visitors, who has allowed us all the opportunity to use her lovely skit. Thank you, Linda!!

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A Synopsis of each Easter Skit...

The Story of the Empty Tomb/ The Empty Tomb

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."

Happy Easter!

The e-Bunny

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."

A Word on the Resurrection

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."

A Word on Script Changes...

Let's say that you are interested in doing one of these Easter 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 2024.")

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 2024.")

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Other Ideas...

If you've already looked at all of these skits and aren't finding just what you want, you might enjoy taking a look at the skits and/or videos created by The Skit Guys. They have a lovely website with lots of resources. You will have to pay a fee to use their videos, or to download their scripts, but their materials are funny, Biblically-based and usually spot-on. Enjoy!

On a Personal Note...

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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