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April 23, 2023


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Bible Videos for Children

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The videos below are from a variety of Christian sources. Use your own judgment and discretion when adapting content for your children. Videos are sorted by most popular.

Ministry to Children

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MINISTRY-TO-CHILDREN: The “Sunday School answer” is stereotypically Jesus, but the truth is that the identity of Jesus really is essential to our faith. This message reviews the events of the disciples on the Road to Emmaus, and their encounter with the risen Christ. Jesus opened their eyes to understand that everything in Scripture and history led up to Him. Help children see how the Messiah is the “big picture answer” to our questions. The disciples on the road realized who He was, and we can, too!


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Getting to Know You

Much of the Bible is a biography of the life of Jesus.

When you are introduced to someone, how do you decide if this is a person you would like to know better? You listen to what the new acquaintance tells you about herself or himself. You can also learn a lot about someone by noticing what they do – how they treat other people and what they choose to do with their time. Actions give us good information about the character of a person.

Another way to learn more about someone you haven’t known long is to listen to how other people describe him or her. Some famous people have books, called biographies, written about their lives.

The same ideas can be used to learn more about Jesus. Before Jesus ascended to heaven he talked with two disciples who were walking along the road, traveling to Emmaus. While he was with them “he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (24:27).

As we read the Bible, Jesus tells us who he is. We learn about the things he did while he was on earth; his good actions seen in the healings and miracles he performed. And we read how others describe him.

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What’s the Story?

The Bible tells us that “beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (24:27).

We all have our own story. When you were born someone filled out a birth certificate with your name on it. That birth certificate lists your parent’s names, where you were born, and how much you weighed. It might also include a tiny print of your foot.

As you grow there may be photos collected in an album that include pictures of you when you took your first steps, got your first haircut, or started school. There may be notes about how you liked to dance, play baseball, or it may record some of the funny things you said when you were beginning to talk.

As you progress through school, pictures are taken of you and your classmates and someday, if you marry, there may be pictures of you at your wedding.

During all of your life you are creating your own story. There may be interesting details like the time you broke your arm or went on a trip or discovered a new talent. As you grow you gather friends and each day learn more about the world.

Jesus had his own story too. It began long before he was born. His life story is recorded in the Bible. We can trace his family history as well as events that happened in his life.

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On the Road to Emmaus

“The Lord is risen indeed.” (verse 34)

Have you ever been so discouraged you wanted to just go home and not talk to anyone? (Give children an opportunity to respond.) Maybe your team lost, and you didn’t want to go out for burgers and sodas with the team, you just wanted to go home.

Our Bible story today is about two people who were friends of Jesus.After Jesus’ crucifixion, Cleopas and the other traveler left Jerusalem and headed down the road to the village of Emmaus. They were walking along the road talking about all they had seen and heard while in Jerusalem.

Another man joined their walk. He said, “What are you talking about as you walk, and are sad?” (Verse 16) Cleopas said, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things which have happened?” (Verse 18)

The man questioned them and they told the whole story. They talked about how Jesus had been turned over to the authorities. They talked about how the religious leaders and the rulers said he had to die. They explained that Jesus was crucified, placed in a tomb, and that on Sunday morning the tomb was empty. They even told their fellow traveler that the women who visited the tomb claimed that Jesus was alive.

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Activities / Handouts

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The Kid's Bulletin
Saint of the Week
Word Search Puzzle
SDC Worksheet

Word Games

Easter 3A

Each week, on this page you will find a series of word games created by artificial intelligence using ChatGPT. Feel free to adapt and use these in your classroom or at home. All images have also been generated by A.I. technology and therefore may be freely used.

Gospel Anagrams

“A sign of Easter’s outcome”
“The unknown road, as it seems”

In this anagram, all of the letters in the phrase “ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS” are used to create new words and phrases that relate to the Gospel story of Luke 24:13-35.

“Road to Emmaus Treasure Hunt”

Objective: To learn about the story of Luke 24:13-35 in a fun and engaging way


  1. Hide small items, such as toy figures or pictures, around the room or designated area.
  2. Tell the children that these items represent important words or phrases related to the story of the Road to Emmaus.
  3. Give the children a list of the important words or phrases related to Luke 24:13-35, such as Jesus, the disciples, the road, the journey, the stranger, the Scriptures, the breaking of bread, etc.
  4. Instruct the children to search for the hidden items and match them to the words or phrases on the list.
  5. Once they find all the items, have a discussion with the children about the significance of each word or phrase in the story.
  6. As a group activity, have the children act out the story and/or create a poster or picture book to illustrate the story.
  7. Encourage the children to retell the story to their family or friends using the important words and phrases learned through the game.

Have fun!

Gospel Questions and Answers

Here are some questions and answers related to Luke 24:13-35:

  1. What was the destination of the two disciples who were walking to Emmaus?
    Answer: Emmaus.
  2. Who appeared to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus?
    Answer: Jesus.
  3. Why didn’t the disciples recognize Jesus when He appeared to them on the road?
    Answer: Their eyes were kept from recognizing Him.
  4. What did Jesus do when He sat down to eat with the disciples in Emmaus?
    Answer: He took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them.
  5. Why were the disciples’ hearts burning within them as Jesus talked with them on the road?
    Answer: Because they felt the Holy Spirit at work within them as He explained the Scriptures and their fulfillment in Him.
  6. What did the disciples do after they recognized Jesus?
    Answer: They immediately returned to Jerusalem to tell the other disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead.
  7. What did the disciples say to one another as they walked on the road to Emmaus?
    Answer: “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32)


Catechist Resources

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The disciples’ reflection on the events after Jesus disappears say much about how we are to encounter Christ today:

1. Scripture “They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?'” (Luke 24:32) Turn to the Scriptures with an open heart and let the Lord open them up to you.

2. Eucharist “Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.” (Luke 24:35) If you want to know Jesus and encounter him today, celebrate the breaking of the bread with other Christians in church. Christ is present in the Eucharist.