Shadow Drama ‘ Easter Sunday

Matt 28.1-10; Mark 16.1-8;

( A large white sheet and a strong light source is needed so that the children’s shadows mime the actions, while the narrator reads out the poem)

Mary Magdalene and the women came,

Before the break of day,

They came to anoint Christ’s body,

The tradition of the day....

When Mary saw the stone rolled back,

She cried and pulled her hair,

The tomb was empty, and so she screamed,

“My Lord’s not there!”

Mary ran to tell the others,

exactly what she'd seen,

At first they didn’t trust her,

then they bolted from the scene,

Simon Peter was first to leave,

But then ran out of puff,

He fell behind, but under his breath,

He gasped, “I’ve ‘ad enough!”

John soon overtook him,

And sprinted very fast,

When they reached the garden he was first,

…and Peter was last.

And when they got their breath back,

They both were quite relieved

Mary had been right about the tomb.


After all was said and done,

And all the men had gone back home

Mary sat there all alone,

Wondering who had moved the stone.

But then turning round, she drew aback,

And nearly had a heart attack,

For there before her very eyes,

Two angels she did spy.

“Why do you weep, Oh woman?” they said

“Tis Resurrection Day”

But she didn’t understand, and whispered,

“They’ve taken my Lord away!”

Looking round,

Her heart beat faRster

Because she saw her Lord and MaRster!

Jesus said, “Mary, my dear,

There is no need to strive,

I am not dead as you can see.

I’m very much alive!