Easter is a pretty big deal at ABCJesusLovesMe and on the ParentingtoImpress blog. And for good reason! It’s the holiday that we celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior. But Easter can be tough to explain to children and between the bunny, baskets, and egg hunts, the true meaning can be easily lost. Below are a list of simple activities and ideas to help you teach children how much Jesus loves them.
Choose from the Passion Week events to discover a list of fun activities, book, songs, and other ideas children will enjoy.
“Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Mark 11:9-10 (NIV)
Celebrate Palm Sunday and further the learning of this Bible story with fun palm branch and donkey crafts and activities.
Explaining the crucifixion of Jesus to young children can be intimating, but ABCJesusLovesMe has made it easy with age-appropriate activities, Bible stories, and crafts to guide your way.
Easter Activity Workbook, 2nd Edition
This countdown activity workbook has the purpose of pointing children to the cross and understanding the salvation that comes from it. Enjoy the straight-forward directions and explanations to quickly implement the activities in your home or classroom.
Discover fun ways below to help children understand the importance and specific events of Easter.
I have always been awed by the symbolism of the caterpillar turning into a butterfly and Jesus being in the tomb and rising again. This example can also be used to explain life without Christ and then having a new life once a person has accepted Jesus as their personal Savior.
The Wordless Book was introduced by Charles Spurgeon in 1866 as a method to explain the Gospel. Child Evangelism Fellowship began to print the books with instructions in 1939. Although additional colors have been added to the story, the essentials have never changed.
Eggs are a symbol of new life. Also the egg is an illustration of the Resurrection - a chick emerging from its shell represents Jesus emerging from his tomb on Easter.
Because children understand these concepts, eggs are a wonderful tool to help children understand the resurrection of Jesus.