4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
The following idea focuses on one event for each day, starting with Palm Sunday, and follows Jesus through the drama of Holy Week right up to and including the surprise of Easter morning. It offers an active, kinaesthetic way to walk the story.
We know we should be ready to forgive those who hurt us but sometimes it's not that simple! This is at the heart of the very practical question that Peter put to Jesus in Matthew 18:21-35. The parable of the unforgiving servant is a focus for this idea.
The account of Jesus giving his friends breakfast on the beach after his resurrection is a great one to look at with children - there's so much in it: lots of feelings, lots of drama, lots of Jesus showing how much he cares, and of course, lots of food.