The Big Surprise Curriculum


About This Curriculum:

  • Perfect for elementary kids/preteens, ages 5-12
  • Teaching materials for Good Friday and Easter Sunday
  • Includes large group and small group resources
  • Includes additional family resources (use as an alternative option to small group resources in the home)
  • Includes printable service notes
  • Includes JumpStart3 video/audio bundle for series verse ($15 value!)
  • Includes game, worship, offering, and series bumper videos, countdown videos, graphic slides, and social media images
  • Available as an instant download

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The Big Surprise is an Easter weekend series where kids will learn  about the greatest miracle and biggest surprise ever! Jesus died and rose again! Good Friday and Easter Sunday curriculum will be provided. The Easter story is told through interactive stations with hands on activities for the kids to experience the story in an immersive way. We know that every ministry looks different right now, so options are provided for using the stations in small group, large group, virtual services, and at home.  We have added an easy to use family option for churches who are unable to do small groups or who remain virtual. Instructions for putting together family bags to use at home are included. We have kept the supplies and cost for the family bags at a minimum to make it easy on any budget. All large group content is online service-friendly, please feel free to record and use any of the content in your live and online streaming services. Everything is Covid-friendly and written with social distancing in mind.

Series Verse:  “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,”  (Ephesians 1:7-8 NIV)

Each Lesson Includes:

  • Series verse
  • A Takeaway statement
  • Introduction
  • Large group game
  • Skit
  • Surprise Story Stations (includes the message, discussion questions, and a hands-on activity in each station)
  • Review questions
  • Take-home card
  • Family resource (alternative to small groups)
  • Service slides 
  • Additional social media graphics
  • Game cards printable

Good Friday:

  • Bible Story – Jesus’ Final Days (Matthew 26:20-28; Luke 22:39-54; Mark 15:1-15; Matthew 27:35-38; 45-54 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – Jesus died, but He wasn’t done!

Easter Sunday:

  • Bible Story – Jesus’ Resurrection (Matthew 27:57-66; 28:1-10; Luke 24:35-48 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – Jesus rose again and surprised everyone!

Additional Resources

Expect The Unexpected / The Big Surprise Pinterest Board – Check out my Expect The Unexpected/The Big Surprise Series Pinterest board for more great ideas for snacks, crafts, and games to go along with the series.

Sample Schedules – Check out these sample schedules for a couple ways you can structure the elements in your services.

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