Here is a really easy but very hands on craft to help children to explore the various characters and events of the Easter story (though you can, of course, use it for any Bible story!)
You will need: Bowls (I used plastic Ikea ones), play dough
After reading the story, get children to talk about the characters and events they liked and didn’t like. Which people and events struck them the most?
Give each child a bowl and some play dough. Using the bowl as a head, ask them to make the face of one of the characters from the story. Try to make expressions such as anger, sadness joy.
When everyone has made a face, ask children to try and guess who each one is!