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Easter Crafts for Sunday School and Children's Ministry



Jelly Bean Poem and Frame Easter Craft

Jelly Bean Poem Craft for Easter from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Color Paper or Printer that Prints in Color



Construction Paper

How to Make the Jelly Bean Picture Frame:

1. Print out the poem pattern and cut it out, or print the following poem on a piece of paper.

Member's pattern

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Jelly Beans
By Carolyn Warvel

Five or six, or just a few,
Pop them in your mouth and chew,
Yellow, purple, orange, and blue,
Just remember it is true,
Jesus died for me and you.

2. Glue the poem onto the center of a piece of construction paper.

3. Print out the jelly beans patterns. (Both a black and white and colored jelly bean patterns are available to Member's, above.) Print out the black and white pattern onto different colors of paper to save on expensive printer ink.

4. Cut out the jelly beans and glue them around the frame.

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Note - It is illegal to publish this poem on any other web site without permission, even if you include the author's name.



New Life Butterfly Foam Confetti Craft for Sunday School

New Life Butterfly using Foam Confetti  www.daniellesplace.com


What you will need:

Craft Foam

Hole Punches of Different Shapes such as Stars, Hearts, Flowers, etc.

Aleene's Tacky Glue

Colorful Cardstock

Craft Foam Shapes


How to Make the New Life Butterfly with Foam Confetti:

1. Draw or print out a picture of a butterfly onto colorful card stock (Heavy Paper), or use our butterfly pattern.

Member's pattern
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confetti closeup

2. Make confetti out of the craft foam by using hole punches of different shapes or cut up scrap craft foam into tiny pieces.

3. Have your children place glue on the butterfly where they want the confetti to stick and then sprinkle the confetti over the glue.

4. To finish have your children glue foam flower shapes or other shapes on the butterfly.

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"New Life" Butterfly Picture for Easter

New Life Butterfly Craft for Easter

What you will need:

Printer Paper

Bingo Dotters


Stickers, Sequins, or other Decorative Items


How to Make the New Life Butterfly:

1. Before class print out a butterfly picture and make copies.

Member's pattern

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2. In class have your children paint the butterflies using Bingo dotters or paint. When the paint is dry they may want to add sequins, stickers or other decorative items.


Egg shell confetti butterfly Easter Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Easter egg shells make great confetti! Try to keep the shells as big as possible when peeling your eggs because it will make it easier to use the colored side of the eggs for the confetti. Dry the egg shells in a warm oven in a pie tin before using them. Place glue on the picture where you want the egg shell confetti, and then place the egg shell on the glue. If the confetti pieces are too big and hang over the lines, just press down on the shells with you finger nail to break off the extra pieces.



FREE Crayon Resist Hosanna Egg Coloring Sheet!

Hoppy Easter Activity Sheet www.daniellesplace.com
Hosanna Easter Eagg Activity Sheet www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: Crayons and Water Color Paint

What to do:

1. Print out the pattern and make copies if your printer uses water soluble ink.

Get your Free Pattern Hoppy Easter Pattern! pattern2

Get your Free Hosanna Egg Pattern pattern3

2. Have your children draw patterns on the eggs with crayons and then paint over the crayon. The water paint will not stick to the crayon.



Jelly Bean Poem

Print out the poem and have your children color the jelly beans. You can also have them pick out one jelly bean for each color represented in the poem from a bowl of jelly beans and place them in a bag to go with the printout.

Jelly Beans tell a Story free printable for Easter Sunday from www.daniellesplace.com


Jelly Beans Tell a Story
Written by Barbara Hooks

Black is for the evil planned that night.
Yellow is for God’s Son Who is the Light.

Red is for the precious blood that Jesus gave,
Green is for the grass that grew beside the grave.

Orange is for the setting sun as soldiers slept.
Pink is for the rising sun as Mary wept. . . . (See printout)

Member's Jelly Bean Poem Pattern

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Easter Plays for Children



"All the Way to There" Easter Play

All the Way to There

This play can be done at any time during the year and there are no lines to learn (except for the preaching).

You will need the CD, "All the Way to There", by John Berry. The play is acted out to the song "How Much Do You Love Me?" I had a 6 year old act out the part of the little girl, a teenager for the teen and an adult for the married woman. This song (in case you haven't heard it) talks about a small girl playing with a dinosaur and she asks her father (played by the Pastor) if he wants to play dinosaurs with her. He's reading a paper and puts it down and chases after her.

(We had a set of 3 stairs made that she could climb up). On the second stair, she turns around and looks at her dad. (In the song, it says that she asked, "How much do you love me? How much do you really care?" Then the dad follows the song, by touching his heart and stretching out his arms as the song plays the words "All the way to there". They hug and the little girl exits. Next scene is the teen calling her dad. She waits on the steps and he drives up (two chairs put together as dad pretends to drive.) She gets in the car crying. He anticipates that she needs to know how much he loves her, so he taps her on the shoulder and again touches his heart and stretches out his hands as the song plays "all the way to there". They part with a hug.

Last scene - a woman with a suitcase gives the dinosaur to her dad and kisses him good-bye and waves. She goes to the stairs and looks very sad and lonely (song says she's 1,000 miles away). Looking towards her, but sort of over her head, he touches his heart and stretches out his arms. She looks in his general direction and touches her heart and stretches out her arms too. The play ends like this.

Next, the preacher goes to the first step and talks about how joyous we are when we first find Jesus. How everything seems fun and we have so much exuberance. On the second step, the preacher talks about the "teen" years in a Christian's life --the years of conformity (The trial years). Finally, on the third step, we talk about the "married" state - how we have learned to trust Jesus for better or for worse, etc. and are waiting now to see Him face to face. Preacher should emphasize that Jesus loves us "all the way to there".

I added some very sentimental songs regarding how much Jesus loves us. At the end, I had the cast come up one by one, starting with the little girl and stand in front of the cross and put up her hands. I had asked some key members of the congregation before the play if they would come to the altar and do the same when they saw the cast doing this. The effect was phenomenal. When I turned around, the entire church was at the altar with their hands raised in praise!

Easy play, minimum of props and we only needed one night of practice! Hope someone can use this. Theresa

For more craft ideas go to the Easter and Spring Crafts Page.

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