I thought I'd explain what SIN is and have each kiddo write (or us write it for them) a sin on a sticky label. Then have 1 child "be" Jesus at the front of the room (arms spread). Then each kiddo would "give" their sin to Jesus - sticking their sin on Jesus (the "Jesus kid" should at this point be "covered" in sin). We explain that when we give our lives to Jesus, he takes our sins - we no longer have to sin. And that when he died, he took those sins with him. Good visualization, I think.
But we need a craft - something to keep the kids occupied for about 15-20 minutes or so. I looked online for a "resurrection" craft - something to do where Jesus "disappears". Harder to find than I thought. And beware typing that into a search engine - some really nasty links with horrible language pop up!!!! Oriental Trading had a rather cheesy one. I didn't like it. I really wanted him to "disappear" from the tomb...so I thought for a few days...
Today I did this craft. Please excuse the shabbiness of the craft itself - there was a bit of a learning curve involved to make this work correctly.
The finished product:
After assembly - check behind the stone - Yep, Jesus is there!
Then "roll" the stone away - He is Risen!
Now to just cut all the pieces before hand. I have all the Jesus' cut and the cross pieces cut. Now onto the stone and tomb...Hope this works as well as I think it will...