Today I have a little breakfast to celebrate the Easter story. Make a fun little breakfast to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead! An egg-in-toast is a great way to portray the empty tomb and this breakfast will be a great way to talk about this great story.
1 slice of bread
1 slice of cheese
1 T butter
Heat a skillet. Use a cookie cutter or cup to cut a large circle in a slice of bread. Butter the bread and place onto skillet. Crack an egg into the skillet and let cook several minutes until bottom of egg is firm enough to flip. Flip bread and egg once to briefly cook the other side of the bread and egg, and then serve. The egg looks like the light shining out of the tomb, and sliced cheese strips look like more light coming from the tomb because Jesus has risen from the dead.
Read the Story
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Talk About It
Some questions to ask the kids include:
What do you think the women said to themselves after they saw that the tomb was empty?
What do you think the other disciples thought when the women told them that Jesus was risen from the dead?
Why were the guards so afraid? How would you feel if you were a guard?
How do you think the disciples felt when they saw Jesus on after he had risen?
What does this story teach us about Jesus?
Pray a Prayer of Thanksgiving
This would be a great chance to thank God together for sending Jesus to die for us and for raising Him from the dead because of His great power. Thank Him for forgiving our sins through Jesus’ death on the cross, and thank God for this story. Jesus’ resurrection proves that He was who He said He was.
Act It Out
Have each child choose a character to be and act out this story. Characters could include the guards, angels, Jesus, women, or the disciples.
What other ideas do you have to teach kids about the Easter Story? Please share your comments and links below!
Also, check out our other cute Easter Snacks in this collection!