In this fast and fun Easter game, your students will learn about how Jesus gave his life for us, and they will begin to understand how we can continue his work. Do not fear the M&Ms required on this already-high-sugar day. Kids will not be able to earn more than a few!
Easter Game: Taking Chances & Doing God’s Work
– M&Ms (or jelly beans or Skittles)
Be the student who collects the most candies.
Easter is the most important holiday on the Christian calendar. It is the day that Jesus rises from the grave! There is no greater gift that anyone can give to top what Jesus did for us. This Easter game may teach us a little about what we can do for Jesus. Let’s play and then talk”¦
On a couple sheets of paper, write down the action corresponding with each face of the die, which are listed in item #6 of the instructions below.
1. If possible, divide the class into groups of four.
2. Give each group a large pile of M&Ms and a die.
3. Each student starts with five M&Ms.
4. When you say “Go!” one student from each group will roll their die.
5. Each number on the die corresponds to a task that involves the candies:
6. If they roll a one, they may take a candy from the pile. Roll a two and they will have to put one back. Roll a three and they will have to give one to another player. Roll a four and they will have to skip a turn. Roll a five and they will have to put one candy in the pile. Roll a six and they will get to pick one.
7. The game continues for five minutes. The person with the most candies after five minutes wins.
8. Students may rotate groups or play in smaller groups to find the class champion.
The tasks we had to complete in this game are almost like the tasks we receive in life. We get things, we sometimes miss out on things, and most importantly, we share with each other. The best way to thank Jesus for his death and resurrection on Easter is to play the game of life joyfully and to always do his will!
The rules of the game are a little like God’s will – we don’t always appear to be coming out on top! But when we get to heaven, we will find that winning the game means having made him proud. So let’s treat our lives like this game – be joyful, whether you’re winning or losing, and you will win God’s joy in the end!
You might also be interested in these other Easter activity ideas!
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