Eggs-citing Easter Plays and Skits for Kids & Tips for Success

These free and low-cost Easter skits are perfect for all ages. We have tips to help you write your own too!

Updated February 27, 2024
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Nothing gets everyone in on the action like Easter plays for kids. Adults love watching (who could resist?), and kids are all about the fun of playing those famous Easter characters. Whether you want to emphasize the religious importance of Easter or would rather focus on Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny, plays are the best way to get everyone involved in the holiday.

Our favorite Easter skits and plays for kids include performances that all ages can act out, plus ones they can simply watch and enjoy. We guarantee every-bunny will be having fun.

Easter Skit for Church

Groups of six or more children can present this short, religious Easter skit in as little as five minutes (perfect for short attention spans). You can gather a few common items, like decorated Easter eggs, as props and skip the costumes (or go all out on the costumes and have fun with that, too). This includes a group Easter speech.

"Easter is All Around" includes some brief sharing of different symbols associated with Easter and how they help you connect with Jesus.

Quick Tip

These free, printable, short skits are easy to use for your Easter celebration. Download and print the skit you love by clicking on the image. For troubleshooting, check out these helpful tips.

Secular Easter Skit for Kids

Kids will love discovering one story of the origins of a classic Easter tradition in "Bunny's Eggs: How the Easter Bunny Was Born." Groups of five or more children share the story of Bunny, the artistic rabbit, and her chance encounter with a little girl named Bea. The skit tells how this interaction led to the tradition of hiding decorated eggs for Easter.

This play includes a lot of action with little dialogue, so it can be as quick as five minutes or take up to 15 minutes, depending on how you decide to show the action. Props include artwork such as Easter coloring pages. You can go with full bunny costumes or bunny ears you make.

More Free Easter Plays and Skits

If you only have a small budget or no budget for an Easter play, don't worry. These free Easter play scripts will provide you with what you need. There are so 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. It's all about what the kids are into.

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. 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

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 scripts are even designed to be performed as puppet shows.

Easter Plays and Productions for Purchase

If you have a budget to work with for your production, you can purchase Easter skits for kids from companies that specialize in scripts like this. These aren't crazy expensive, which means you can save more of your budget for costumes, sets, and props.

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 a youth-led Easter worship service, which includes three Christian Easter skits and other creative ideas. For just under $50 you get all the skits, service ideas, and a CD of worship songs.

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 a church that stages the trial of Jesus in modern times, focusing on Matthew 26:57-68 for about $20.

Related: 60 Celebratory Easter Quotes & Sayings for Kids

Choosing Easter Plays and Skits for Kids

We get it. There are lots of options for Easter skits. Choosing is all about keeping a few factors in mind. Whether you're finding Easter skits for church youth, for a school performance, or just for fun, these are some things to consider:

  • Length of the program (plays are longer, and skits are shorter)
  • Location
  • Child or adult performance
  • The number of people in the audience
  • Props, scenery, and costumes
  • Whether the kids are part of the play or part of the audience
  • Time, volunteers, and other resources
Quick Tip

The best skit for your group of kids depends on how complex the performance is and the group you are working with. If you're looking for Easter plays for small churches, for example, you'll need to make sure you'll have enough participants and volunteers to make the skit work.

Easter Play Tips and Ideas

Easter plays and skits are creative activities that get kids excited about the holiday, but they do also take a bit of behind-the-scenes work. Consider your group size and audience, and then let these tips help take the stress out of writing or producing the show.

Ideas for Writing Your Own Easter Play

You don't have to be a professional writer or playwright to make up an original play. Work with the supplies and inspiration you have to create a group acting experience that shows one aspect of Easter.

  • Think about something that encourages wonder. It can be the Easter Bunny, a religious story, or something else. Then, write a script that tells that story and captures the sense of magic.
  • Start your play with something dramatic and try to increase the tension and excitement from there. Dialogue and action keep the story moving.
  • Turn a children's Easter poem into a short skit by adding costumes and having kids show each line or verse.
  • Work with kids to brainstorm characters and a plot for your Easter skit. We love the group writing prompt of saying "fortunately" and adding a detail and then saying "unfortunately" and adding more. It makes a compelling group skit.
  • Youth worship songs can also provide play writing inspiration, especially if you can work them into a larger story. Think about the themes in the songs and how you can turn them into a larger story. Make sure you choose a song with plenty of action.
  • Ask your group of kids to each write a fictional story about Easter then choose one to turn into a play. Other kids can help edit or expand the story if you want to involve everyone,

Tips for Producing an Easter Skit

Short Easter skits and longer plays are easy to pull together with a few Easter decorations and practices. Keep in mind the important part is the message your play sends and the experience your kids have. Everything else is just a bonus.

  • Give your group two options to vote on. Kids will be more invested if they love the play.
  • Read through the play with the whole group and open a discussion about what it means and why it's special.
  • Practice as much as possible in the space where your final performance will be.
  • Let the kids help make simple costumes and decorations to save money and give it a child-like feeling.

Related: 25 Easter Ideas & Activities for the Whole Family

Have Fun With Children's Easter Skits

Keep in mind that most plays allow 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 tons of choices you can make, whether you're 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. Ultimately, if you're having fun, you've got the perfect play for you.

Eggs-citing Easter Plays and Skits for Kids & Tips for Success