Whether you want to emphasize the religious importance of Easter or would rather focus on Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny, a play is a way to engage children around the holiday. Easter plays and skits for kids include performances that children act out and ones that they can simply watch and enjoy.
Free Easter Plays and Skits
If you only have a small budget or no budget for an Easter play, these free plays and scripts will provide you with what you need.
Worship Drama and Dance
Worship Drama and Dance features a small selection of Christian plays and skits, including eight selections designed for Easter and Palm Sunday. Options include "Choices" where the disciples of Jesus reminisce about him in the days after his death, "Superhero" which portrays Jesus as the ultimate superhero and "Light, Truth, Love," a monologue about Easter.
Sunday-School-Center.com features a few Easter skits for children and youth. Skits are organized by age level. One of the site's most popular skits is "The e-Bunny," a play that discusses the commercial side of Easter.
Christian Crafters presents sixteen different Easter plays and skits for multiple age groups and levels. Options range from the "Eleven Minute Easter Musical" to "The UN-PASSIONATE Christ... What If?" and "What's Easter All About?" Some of the scripts are designed to be performed as puppet shows.
Let's Skit Crazy
Let's Skit Crazy from Christian author Fred Passmore features multiple free Christian skits, including many that are appropriate for Easter. Many of the skits have accompanying music or sound effects thay may be purchased and downloaded to use in your performance.
Easter Plays and Productions for Purchase
Cross the Sky Ministries
Cross the Sky Ministries presents "Shout It Out! - Youth Sunday 2," a selection of youth-led worship services. Included in the book is an option for youth-led Easter worship service which includes three skits and other creative ideas.
Short-Christian-Skits.com has multiple skits for purchase, including individual sketches that may be used to help tell the Easter story. You may purchase an Easter Collection, which includes five sketches related to Easter, for a discounted price.
The Skit Guys
The Skit Guys are a Christian comedy duo known for humorous skits that end with a bigger message. You may purchase "Have You Reached Your Verdict?", a skit that stages the trial of Jesus in modern times, focusing on Matthew 26:57-68.
Choosing Easter Plays and Skits for Kids
The performances you choose depend on a few factors, and they can help you to narrow down your search. Some things to consider include:
- Length of the program (Plays are longer, and skits are shorter.)
- Child or adult performance
- The number of people in the audience
- Props, scenery and costumes
- Are the kids part of the play or part of the audience?
Keep in mind that most plays allow for you to adapt the script to make it work for your group. You may want to change lines to make it easier to memorize, or add characters so that more people can be involved.