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Easter Charades

Easter is a time of year when Christians around the world come together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s a time of hope, renewal, and new beginnings, and there are many ways that you can engage with the Easter story to deepen your understanding of this important event in Christian history.

One fun and engaging way to explore the Easter story is through a game of Easter charades. In this game, participants act out various scenes from the Easter story without speaking, while their teammates try to guess what scene they’re portraying. It’s a fun and interactive way to engage with the story, and it can be tailored to fit any age range or group size.

To play Easter Story charades, you’ll need to come up with a list of scenes from the Easter story that you want your participants to act out. These could include scenes like Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas betraying Jesus, or the women discovering the empty tomb. You can also include scenes from the early church, such as Paul’s shipwreck or the persecution of the early Christians.

Once you have your list of scenes, divide your group into teams and have each team take turns acting out a scene while their teammates try to guess what it is. You can award points for correct guesses, and the team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Playing Easter charades is a great way to engage with the Easter story in a fun and interactive way. It’s also a great way to bring people together and create a sense of community around this important event in Christian history. So why not gather your friends, family, or youth group and try playing Easter charades this Easter season? You might be surprised at how much fun you have while deepening your understanding of the Easter story.

How To Play Easter Charades

See the instructions for how to play charades.

Here is a list of suggested scenes:

  • The women bringing spices to the tomb
  • The stone being rolled away from the tomb
  • The women discovering the empty tomb
  • The angel appearing to the women and telling them that Jesus had risen
  • Mary Magdalene meeting the risen Jesus in the garden
  • The women telling the disciples about the empty tomb
  • Jesus appearing to the disciples in the upper room
  • Thomas touching Jesus’ wounds
  • The Road to Emmaus where Jesus appeared to two disciples
  • The disciples fishing and Jesus appearing to them on the shore
  • The disciples preaching and performing miracles
  • Jesus ascending into heaven
  • The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
  • The conversion of Paul
  • The Great Commission where Jesus commands the disciples to go and make disciples of all nations
  • The Ascension where Jesus is taken up into heaven

Feel free to add your own.

More Resources


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One response to “Easter Charades”

  1. JoeAnn Kalmbach Avatar
    JoeAnn Kalmbach

    Have any catholic parishes in this area, ever thought of the single adults in the area for meeting other single adults. (SINGLE, WIDOWS, WIDOWERS, DEVORCED) age group starting at 21 yrs and up. The men have KOC, the ladies have The Alter Society, etc. Single have ????

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