Easter Photo Scavenger Hunt for Families
Since we’ve all got our smart phones in hand; why not put them to good use and use them to tell our children the story of Easter?
Movement Church has put together a family-oriented scavenger hunt for the families to help their kids engage with Christ while also spending quality time together. After you find each daily “clue” take a family selfie together with the object you found so that by the end, not only do you have fun, faith-filled memories, you have eight new family pictures. Post that day’s photo using the hashtag: #holyweekmovement AND tag @movementchurch.online
It's a great opportunity to invite someone to church on Easter! You'll have 7 opportunities to post!
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Clue #1 – Birth – Luke 2:6-12
This story begins in a different way
The baby Jesus was sleeping on hay
He was the Messiah, God’s Only Son
But His journey began as a quiet, humble one…
With your family, find anything that reminds you of Christ’s birth (crib, cradle, manger, barn, wood, animals, baby, star, etc.) and take a selfie together beside it. Think about what it meant that Jesus wasn’t born rich or mighty, but as a humble baby, just like us. Talk about why that is important to us as we follow Him.
Monday, March 29, 2021
Clue #2 – Baptism – Matthew 3:13-17
As He grew, He gained respect from God and man
And His calling to save us, He began to understand
He declared He came to set the captives free
And was baptized by John to begin that journey.
John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. See if you can find a stream, a pool, a river, anything with water for your family selfie. Take some time to think about what happened when Jesus was baptized, how God spoke from heaven and what John said about Him.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Clue #3 – Ministry – Matthew 4:18-20
Jesus began to teach all the people
They’d come to hear him, no building or steeple
He’d talk in the mountains and down by the sea
And to those who would listen, He’d say “Come, follow me!”
Jesus went to places where people were to talk to them about God’s Love. If Jesus were here today, where do you think he would teach? Take a picture of your family in the place you thought of and write down a little explanation of why you picked that place!
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Clue #4 – Miracles
Many people came to Jesus in need
Some sick and some lame, some broken indeed
And often Jesus would heal, touch or feed
News of Him spread around Israel with speed
There are many stories of Jesus’ miracles in the Bible. With your family pick your favorite story and read it together. There are several ways to take your family selfie – you can all point to the Scripture reference and take a pic; you can re-enact the story and take a pic; or you can take a video of your family reading or telling the story!
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Clue #5 – Last Supper – Matthew 26:20-30
But some of the people did not like God’s Son
And started a plan to get rid of the One
So Jesus gathered His friends for a Passover meal
And shared what would happen; it seemed so unreal
During the Last Supper, Jesus explained that He would die and rise again, but the disciples didn’t understand His words. It was here that Jesus first described communion – the bread representing his body and the juice representing his blood. After this, He left and went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray before the soldiers came to arrest him. With your family, go find a garden, a patch of flowers, or an olive tree and take your picture together and consider how Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane prior to His arrest and crucifixion. Or, take a family picture around the dinner table considering how Jesus ate His last supper with His disciples around a large table.
Friday, April 2, 2021 - GOOD FRIDAY
Clue #6 – Crucifixion – Matthew 27:32-56
Betrayed by a friend, Jesus was arrested
He was tried by a court and His death was requested
On that saddest of days, our Savior did die
But within that dark moment, our salvation did lie
When Jesus died on the cross, His disciples and His friends lost all hope. But God had a bigger plan; a beautiful plan that was way bigger than they could see in that moment. We remember the cross as a place of suffering but also as a place of hope for all eternity. With your family, find a cross and take your picture and talk about how we can have hope in Jesus.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Clue #7 – Grief – Matthew 27:62-66
Jesus gave us hope, showed us the Way
But now gone, in one cosmic day
Loss in my soul, in silence I lay
The feeling of this day is like a cold Saturday
The religious leaders went to Pilate to ensure Jesus’ tomb had extra guards and protection. They thought the disciples were plotting a way to steal Jesus’ body, but they were instead wallowing in the silence and unanswered prayers of that Saturday. Jesus is still dead. He’s still in the grave. They’re grieving the loss of a friend and teacher. Doubt was creeping in as to whether Jesus was the Messiah-the savior of the world.
We remember that Saturday as a day of silence and grief. With your family, find something that is lifeless and take your picture and talk about how though we sometimes doubt that Jesus is the Christ, we can believe.
Sunday, April 4, 2021 - EASTER
Clue #8 – Resurrection – Luke 24:1-12
Some may think that our story is done.
But they would be wrong! It has only begun!
For after 3 days, Jesus rose from the dead
To give us New Life forever…just as He said!
Our greatest hope comes in knowing that we will get to spend all of eternity with Jesus and with all who follow Him! We don’t have to be slaves to sin. Jesus can help us to live with joy and life now. That is what Easter is all about! Using the photo booth at church, take a picture of your family celebrating with GREAT JOY that Jesus is ALIVE!