Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday is known as Holy Week in the Christian Calendar and we’d been expecting to have Messy Church on Easter Saturday.

Here are some crafts and activities for you to do Messy Easter@Home over the next few days. All the resources can be downloaded as a pdf.

Easter Saturday

This is a day of waiting. The disciples would have been confused and unhappy. All their hopes and dreams seemed to have disappeared. While you are waiting, see if you can memorise the memory verse that is in your bag or attached.

You could also do some colouring – the hope colouring page is suitable for older Messy Church members and reminds us that if we trust in God we can always have hope, even in the darkest times.

Younger Messy Church folk might like to cut out and colour the Easter door hangers.

Easter Sunday

Jesus is alive again! How amazing is that? This shows us that nothing is impossible for God. We celebrate by eating (chocolate) eggs as these represent new life. The butterfly craft also reminds us of new life… the caterpillar ‘dies’ when it becomes a chrysalis but then it is like it comes alive again when it emerges as a beautiful butterfly.

If you picked up a bag, you may have the Super Cool Story of Jesus booklet. Read that together or you can watch it as a video here:

Our world is a bit topsy turvy at the moment and the Easter story might seem a bit topsy turvy too. This song reminds us that there’s lot of topsy turvy things in the Bible but God (the King) is always in charge:

You might like to finish your Messy Easter@Home by reading the Easter Prayer written by Chris and saying Messy Grace. The word grace here means God’s love and mercy which he gives to us all. We don’t have to earn it or ‘deserve’ it, he just gives it to us which is why we can hold out our hands to receive it like a gift.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Hold out your hands as if expecting a present)
And the love of God (Put your hands on your heart)
And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit (Hold hands)
Be with us all now and for ever. Amen (Raise hands together on the word ‘Amen’ and shout loudly!)

With love and God Bless to you all, from the Messy Church Team