A perfectly themed activity to teach this song with an Easter tie in is with this Jesus Has Risen song story! It shares a story of sisters getting the home ready for Easter and helping the youngest sister better understand the reason we celebrate Easter with its true meaning.
You could use this activity alongside one of our fun Easter Primary activities since this activity is short and sweet.
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Jesus Has Risen Song Story
How to Play:
Tell the children you have a story to share so you’ll need to listen carefully!
Share the story with one piece of the story at a time, then sing a line of the song, then continue the story. Continue this way until you’ve shared the entire story and song!
You’ll want to just sing the line acapella as it will be more captivating for the children. If for any reason you are uncomfortable singing a solo, you could ask a friend or a confident child to sing the lines for you as a tag-team experience!
If some of the children choose to sing along, don’t worry about it, but the focus isn’t for them to necessarily sing with you.
After the story, while it is nice and calm and quiet in the room, you can share a simple testimony. I love to whisper speak my testimony! Just say it nice and softly and slowly and the kids will all be completely glued on you!
Then, you can sing the song together as a Primary after the story to wrap up this activity before moving onto a different song and activity!
You can consider bringing in an Easter egg as a visual to go along with your story while you share it.
Bring in a golden Easter Egg (or any color and change the color word in the song story). Leave it empty to represent the empty tomb. You can print out the printable Easter egg and Easter Egg basket, if you’d like, as visuals. Just hide the golden egg behind the others and then pull it out at the right spot of the story.
Song Story for Jesus Has Risen
I’ll share the story here as well, so you can pull it up in singing time if you need it. Or find the printable version below that’s formatted so it’s super easy to follow along with it!
Jamie and her sisters are excitedly busy getting ready for Easter! It’s only one week away! The girls pull out the Easter eggs and favorite stuffed bunny. Little Claire jumps up as she finds the special bucket with resurrection eggs. “Look what I found! Do we get to do these again this year?” she asks. Jamie comes over to peek and squeals in reply: “Oh, yes! We always get to learn about Jesus on Easter Sunday!”
(Sing) Jesus has risen, Jesus, our friend.
“Oh, I thought Easter was just the egg hunt we do on Saturday each year.” Claire replies, confused. Jamie giggles and pulls out the bucket with the resurrection easter eggs. “No, silly,” she said, “Easter is the time when we celebrate that Jesus was resurrected.”
(Sing) Joy fills our hearts; He lives again.
“I love going to church on Easter morning because there are always really pretty songs about Jesus being resurrected,” Jamie exclaims excitedly.
(Sing) Praise we sing to him, this Easter time.
“Resurr…ect… what…?” Claire tries to repeat that big word her sister just said. “What does that mean?” Jamie pulls out one of the Easter eggs from the bucket. “Here Claire, let me show you! This egg is my favorite, the gold one, because it’s the last part of the story.” Jamie starts, “Here, open it up!”
(Sing) Jesus has risen Savior divine.
Claire snatches the gold Easter egg out of her big sister’s hand and pops it open. “Oh no!!! It’s empty!! Someone lost it.” Claire cries out in surprise.
Jamie smiles and nods, “Yup! That’s why it’s my favorite! The last egg is empty because it reminds us that Jesus left the tomb. That’s what resurrected means. He had died but then came back to life and left the tomb where they put his body. Mom will tell you the whole story next week!”
(Sing) Jesus has risen Savior divine!
(Bear testimony on the resurrection).
If you loved this activity, head over next to grab our A Child’s Prayer Song Story!
Jesus Has Risen Song Story Printables
This printable includes a formatted song story that makes it super easy to follow along and read and sing through this activity in Primary! If you’re not sure how to use it, all the directions are in this post above!
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To help you get started teaching this song, head over to grab the Jesus Has Risen flip chart with several styles to choose from.
What other fun ways could you extend this Jesus Has Risen song story? I can’t wait to hear how this activity went with your Primary!