To put this story in context, see this visualization of the chronology of Holy Week.
After Jesus raised from the dead, he appeared to his disciples and many people to prove that he was indeed alive, and these stories are recorded in several places in the Bible. His first appearance was to 3 women (which we included in the Jesus is Alive! lesson), but we've chosen some scriptures that highlight the more memorable events after his initial appearances.
get your kids talking and engaged
For younger students: If you could eat a meal with Jesus, what food would you want to eat with him? What kind of food do you think Jesus likes?
For older students: Have you ever been called a "doubting Thomas"? Do you know where that expression comes from?
Today, we're going to learn about some things that Jesus did after He raised from the dead.
teach a holistic story
Read story from a Children's storybook Bible for younger children.
For older children, read the story from an age-appropriate Children's storybook Bible or read directly from the Bible.
give them basic Bible skills
Scripture for Kids to Read Aloud: Luke 24:36-43; John 20:24-29
make sure they understand the story
First, ask the children if they have any questions about the story. What to do if you don't know the answer?
help them apply the story to their lives and open up a conversation about faith and the gospel; close with prayer
hide God's Word in their heartWhen I'm afraid, I will trust in you. Psalm 56:3