Choose Your Own Interpretation

Activity Objective

To tell the story of Jesus' rising from the dead

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to tell the story of Jesus' Resurrection.


  • Bibles
  • Poster board
  • Coloring materials


  • Spend some time discussing what the children already know about the story of Jesus' rising.
  • When you feel they are ready to move on, call their attention to Luke 24:1-8.
  • Invite the children to open their Bibles to the passage and ask for volunteers to read it aloud.
  • After the reading, encourage the children to ask questions they might have about the story.
  • Then ask the children to think of a way that they would like to retell the story. Suggest ideas such as a drawing, role-play, pantomime, oral retelling, interview, and so on.
  • Allow the children to work in pairs or small groups if they like.
  • Invite the children to present their retellings to the group.
  • Close by saying: We learn many things about Jesus. Too often we forget what we learned and need to be reminded by reading the Scriptures and listening to stories about Jesus' life.

Learning Styles

People Smart, Self Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

20-30 minutes