Here's something I have used for a hands-on version of the Easter story.
As a parent (who home educated) and someone who taught children in day care and in church, I realized that making learning fun was the key. Many kids learn best with visual and hands-on experiences, and this was one way that I used to tell them about Easter.
We asked our congregation to save their empty egg cartons and collected them in one of the Sunday school rooms. We purchased dozens of plastic eggs, then went to work filling them.
Here's what the eggs held:
A cracker - to remember the Last Supper.
We also explained that these same words were used in Communion service.
A piece of soap - to remind us that Jesus washed the Disciples feet.
A dime - to remind us that Judas received silver for betraying Jesus.
A piece of rope - to remind us that Jesus' hands and feet were bound.
A small circle of thorns, representing the crown of thorns worn by Jesus. It also reminds us of the taunting he received from the guards.
A piece of purple cloth - remind us that Jesus is the "King of Kings."
A nail - reminding us that Jesus was nailed to the cross.
A piece of sponge - remind us that Jesus was given vinegar when he asked for a drink.
A small (toy) spear - reminding us of the spear in Jesus' side.
A piece of gauze - reminding us that Jesus' body was wrapped.
A rock - to represent the huge rock at the front of Jesus' tomb.
An empty egg. This egg is TOTALLY EMPTY! Just like the tomb. JESUS IS ALIVE!!!
There are versions of this available to purchase all packaged in Christian book stores. But making them is a great project, for it helps those making the story props remember the story themselves. It also gives them time to pray for the child who will receive the eggs.
In one church, the youth group made these eggs to be given at a yearly party for the neighborhood kids the Saturday before Easter. With the eggs, there was an invitation for the whole family to join the church in celebrating the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Sometimes the invitations worked. But at least the kids received a hands-on version of the Easter story. In some cases, we did write the entire referenced verses. Sometimes we just wrote that part of the story in our own words.