Today, we are going to ask the question “ What is Easter all
about? “, but firstly let me introduce you to my panel of
guests. Representing the younger generation is Miss Know It All.
IT ALL: Thank you for inviting me back on your show. Just
ask me the question, and I will give you the answer, because I
Secondly, representing the older generation, is Mr. Don’t
Know a Lot.
KNOW A LOT: Although my name is Mr. Don’t Know a
lot, I know heaps and heaps of things, so all you need to do is
ask me the question.
Finally, representing the animal kingdom, is Shaun the sheep. Say
Thank you Shaun. If we have time, I will ask Shaun his opinion,
but I don’t really think he will be much help at all. Today’s
question is “What is Easter all about?” and I happen to know
the answer myself. Easter is all about HOLIDAYS!
Everybody I know goes on holiday at Easter, so that is the answer
– holidays. However, just in case there are any other
opinions, I will ask my guests the question. Miss Know it
all, do you know what Easter is all about?
KNOW IT ALL: I certainly do. Easter is not about
holidays. Easter is all about BUNNIES! Everyone knows that Easter
is the time that all the bunny rabbits come out.
Thank you Miss Know it all. That was certainly a very
“interesting” answer. Now, Mr. Don’t Know a Lot, do
you know what Easter is all about?
KNOW A LOT: It’s certainly not about Holidays or
Bunnies! No, Easter is all about EGGS! There are
ordinary chicken’s eggs, but the ones I like best are those
Cadbury Cream eggs. They are so delicious. I have
heaps and heaps of them at Easter time. So that is your
answer – Eggs.
Thank you Mr. Don’t Know a Lot. You certainly lived up to
your name! Now Shaun, have you any idea at all what Easter
is all about?
Baa. Baa. Baa.
Come on Shaun. Don’t be shy. Give us your answer.
Baa. Baa. I need a volunteer to help me.
(Holding up your hand). I will be your volunteer, Shaun.
What would you like me to do?
Take that piece of paper and fold over the top right corner.
(Folding down the top right corner so that it meets the left edge,
creating a horizontal fold). I have done that Shaun, what
Take the top left corner and fold it over.
(Folding as before except use the top left corner and fold down to
meet the right edge, producing a “house” shape).
Oh, I see it now, Shaun, Easter is about spending time at home
with your families!
Now fold the paper down the middle.
(Folding as directed, to produce an “aeroplane” shape).
Oh yes, now I understand. Mr. Host was right all the time.
Easter is all about going off on holiday on an aeroplane!
Now, cut a strip off the paper, next to the longest edge.
On no, Shaun, that would spoil my aeroplane.
Just do as you’re told Mr. (name), and cut a strip off the
Don’t you talk to me like that, you silly sheep. I will
put you back in your sheep pen if you are not careful.
Just cut a strip off the paper.
Oh alright – though I am sure this is going to spoil my
aeroplane. (Cut about a 1 cm. strip parallel to the longest edge).
I have done that, Shaun, what next?
Open the paper up.
SELF: (Opening up the
paper to reveal a cross). I think Shaun has given us the right
answer. Easter is all about a cross but not a paper cross. It’s
about a wooden cross on which Jesus Christ, God’s Son, died to
take away our sins.
You'll find more Great
Easter Lesson Resources in the Children's Ministry Outlet