1.) We're going to play this little file folder game. It keeps the focus on things that kids can relate to - "Jesus is our big brother, He died for our sins, He was buried in a tomb, Jesus rose on the third day" The kids can match the pictures with the file folder and you can talk about each one briefly. It requires a little cutting and coloring, but it's something you can use again!
2.) Movable Easter Story - This is from The Friend and has Jesus next to the tomb. You use brads to fasten his arm and the stone of the tomb and then the kids can "act out" Jesus being laid in the tomb and then rising again. I like the little finger play idea also.
I've seen that recipe for those little hollow tombs, but they don't look very tasty OR very easy, so I thought we'd do cream puffs, since I have some whipped cream in the fridge. Remember these from gourmet foods in High School? They bake hollow and you can fill them with cream or pudding! You could try to draw that whole analogy or just eat them and enjoy.
Bring water and shortening to a boil; add flour and salt. Cook until mixture forms a ball and leaves sides of pan. Remove from heat and add eggs, one at a time. Beat w/ mixer after each addition until mixture is smooth. Continue to beat until dough is shiny and breaks into strands. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 “ apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes and then at 375 for 25 minutes. Cool completely to serve. Cut off tops an fill.