Whether you want to emphasize the religious importance of Easter or would rather focus on Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny, plays are a way to engage children around the holiday. Easter skits and plays 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 Easter play scripts will provide you with what you need. There are many options when it comes to Easter skits for youth, from simple skits to act out as a group to musical skits to puppet shows.
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
Christian Skit Scripts 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
Easter skits free to use can be a great option, but if you are looking for Easter plays for church, you may have a budget you can use to purchase one. Consider the following Easter play ideas:
Cross the Sky Ministries
Cross the Sky Ministries presents "Shout It Out!," a selection of youth-led worship services. Included in the book is an option for youth-led Easter worship service which includes three Christian Easter 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 Easter sketches, 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?", an Easter skit for church 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. Whether you are finding Easter skits for church youth, for a school performance, or just for fun, 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?
- Time, volunteers, resources - This will vary depending on how complex the performance is and the group you are working with. If you are looking for Easter plays for small churches, for example, you'll need to make sure you'll have enough participants and volunteers.
Have Fun With Children's Easter Skits
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. There are many choices you can make, whether you are looking for short Easter skits for children's church, a full length Easter play for Sunday school, or something like a simple fun-filled Easter play for preschoolers or elementary students.