Easter Object Lesson – The Curtain Was Torn

OBJECT: small piece of cloth ripped slightly so it can be ripped in two easily

In Bible days, Jerusalem had a temple with a great curtain. This curtain hid the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark was a gold box that showed God is with us always. But the curtain kept people away from God. That’s because sin keeps us from being close to God. But Jesus died for our sins. He wants us to be close to God. When He died on the cross, the curtain hiding the Ark of the Covenant was ripped in two like this piece of cloth. (rip the piece of cloth) That’s because Jesus took the punishment for our sins. Now we don’t have anything separating us from God. God wants us to be close to Him. All we have to do now is accept Jesus as our Savior from sin.

He Paid the Price Easter Message

Items Needed: Donuts, napkins, plastic tablecloth, overhead or power point slide of Jesus on the Cross, Song about Jesus dying on cross. “Here I am to Worship” is a good choice.


Workers Needed: Strong boy or man


I saw this Easter message at church camp for Middle School aged children. It was so powerful that I thought I might try it. I was a little worried that some six through twelve year olds might be a little young for this message to be effective, but I was wrong. This was one of the most powerful messages I ever delivered in children’s church.


You will need enough donuts for each child to have a donut. You can economize by cutting the donuts in half if you would like. Place a plastic tablecloth in front for the children to stand on when they come forward.


Have someone who is strong and can do many push-ups stand beside you. Briefly tell how Jesus loves each and every child and how He died on the cross to pay the price for them to be saved.


Have the slide showing on the screen and play the music softly during the presentation. Have each child come up one at a time. As the child stands there, have your worker do three push-ups. Tell the child, “He paid the price for you to have this donut. If you take the donut, you have to eat it, because he paid the price.”


If a child doesn’t want to eat the donut, say, “He paid the price for you to have this donut. If you don’t want it, you have to throw it on the ground and stomp on it.”


If no child refuses the donut, have another worker come up and refuse the donut. This should be done about half way through the presentation.


You don’t have to explain what this means. The children will understand, and it will make a lasting impression upon them about the cost of their salvation. At the end, open the altars for any child who wants to accept the forgiveness and salvation Jesus all ready paid for.

Final Round – March Madness Blog Contest

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Easter Object Lesson – What Is Easter About?

Objects: pictures or objects that symbolize the following: Easter egg, chocolate Easter bunny, candy, Easter basket, Easter bunny, Spring, Easter clothes, church, cross. Show the objects as you say the following.

When most children think about Easter, they think about a lot of things. Some children like to color Easter eggs and have Easter egg hunts. Some children think about getting a gigantic chocolate Easter bunny or candy in their Easter baskets on Easter Sunday morning. Then of course, there’s the Easter bunny. Spring break at schools are usually around Easter. Some children think about Spring and how they get to play outside more. Still other children’s parents always buy them a new outfit they can wear to church on Easter. Some families only go to church on Easter. All these things make us think about Easter. But the most important thing to think about on Easter is that Jesus died for our sins. Three days later, on Easter Sunday, He rose again so we can be with Him forever on Earth and later in Heaven. He did this so we can be close to God. That’s the best part about Easter.

Palm Sunday Lesson – Part 2

Object Lesson: Palms

OBJECT: hands

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, children and adult grabbed palm branches to praise him with. We don’t always have palm branches around, but we can still praise Jesus with our palm. (Hold up your hands.) God created us with 2 palms we can always use to praise Him with. Let’s hold up our palms now and shout “Praise the Lord”.

Object Lesson: Praise Words

Object: Marker board or overhead with praise words on it.

Did you know there’s different ways to praise God. In the Bible, there are many different Hebrew praise words that talk about different ways to praise God. Here are some of them.

  •  Tehillah (pronounced tehela) To sing our praise to God with all our hearts
  • Zamar (pronounced zamar) To use instruments to show praise
  • Shabach (pronounced shabak) To shout
  • Halal (pronounced halal) To celebrate, go mad over, or to be clamourously foolish. Similar to a celebration at a sporting event.
  • Machowl (pronounced machowil) To turn, skip, move around, lift the feet in dance
  • Towdah (pronounced toda) To extend the hands in acceptance or agreement with God’s words and promises before you see the answer
  • Yadah (pronounced yada) To lift the hand in praise
  • Sachaq (pronounced sawqua) To laugh
  • Guwl (pronounced gool) To dance or spin
  • Alats (pronounced awlais) To let out a battle cry

Object Lesson: The Rocks Will Cry Out

Objects: rocks 

Have any of you ever heard a rock talk? After the Pharisees tried to get Jesus to stop the children from praising him, Jesus said something very interesting. He said if we don’t praise him, the rocks will cry out praise. I don’t want the rocks to cry out my praise. I want to praise God.

Children’s Sermon: Ordained Praise

These notes are to help you form a children’s sermon in your own words.

The NIV version of the memory verse says “From the lips of children and infants, God has ordained praise.” The greek word translated praise means to lead or to begin. That means God not only wants children to praise Him, He wants children to begin the praise and to lead the praise. Basically children should be the examples in the  church of what it means to praise God.

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