Whilst I love craft things, I think there is a tendency in churches to over focus on a craft and I try to offer alternatives to craft. However it's also important to respond to what children and interested in and the majority of those who come to children's church simply love craft the more the better, so on this occasion we have craft over load! And I HAVE to say was a really calm session and great conversations could be had!
Each child was given a card, to mark off the areas they have been to (and later remind them of the Easter Story). Each picture was a small part of a picture that represented an element of the story that was displayed on the wall.
The picture that was on the wall (alongside was a prompt card for the leader of each area)
Donkey foot printing and hand painted palm branches
A play scene that represented the ride into Jerusalem
The foot washing station, straight next to the foot printing so was a natural follow on.
Passover Meal Set
Making easter nests, loose link to last super (making food)
Bead crosses the design for this was from the great instructions Catholic Icing
Sticky backed plastic crosses, idea from Frills, fluff and trucks
The tomb play scene
A tomb to get inside
Eggs and Egg cups for the younger children to play with, and hanging Easter decorations.
Ducklings, for little ones and prompt to discuss new life with old children.
Fishing game and fishing scene.