(Friend March 2004, suggestion # 3)
To teach about Christ's Resurrection, set up the room to look like a courtroom.
Make signs for the witnesses to wear.
Choose a child to be the judge.
Prepare children in advance to be witnesses.
Let them read through their parts ahead of time so they will feel comfortable participating.
Similar to a reader's theater, interview each of the witnesses who can testify of the death and Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Joseph of Arimathaea [Matthew 27:59–60];
Nicodemus [John 19:39, 40, 42];
Mary Magdalene [John 20:11–18];
the eleven Apostles [John 20:19–21];
Thomas [John 20:24, 26–28];
Paul [1 Cor. 15:3–8];
two angels and the Apostles [Acts 1:3–11];
Joseph Smith [Joseph Smith—History 1:14--20];
Sidney Rigdon [D&C 76:22];
President Gordon B. Hinckley ["He lives, the Son of God, He who was the great Jehovah . . . He who gave His life on Calvary's cross in the great atoning sacrifice; He who rose from the dead the third day. . . . He is . . . our Redeemer . . . through whose atonement there has been opened the gate of immortality and eternal life" ( Ensign, Dec. 1994, 2).])
As a lawyer for the defense, make a closing statement for the case proving that you have heard all these testimonies that Jesus was resurrected. Bear testimony that we will be resurrected also and may live again with Heavenly Father if we choose the right and follow Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ was chosen to be the Savior. He atoned for my sins
Because Jesus was resurrected, I will be resurrected
Choosing the right and following Jesus will help me return to Heavenly Father