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 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.
Jesus Rides on a Donkey (Palm Sunday)
“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.
Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
Discover how to serve others just as Jesus served His disciples.
These activities will help a child discover the meaning of Communion and what Jesus did at His last supper with His disciples.
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.
Use these activities and crafts to help young children understand the significance of Jesus' resurrection.
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.
Caterpillar to a Butterfly Illustration
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.
Explain Easter with Colors
Because of the time spent teaching preschoolers colors, they are drawn to stories that involve this learning. Explore ideas to explain Easter with colors.
Wordless Book Recipes and Activities
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.
Resurrection and Easter Eggs Activities
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.
Buck Denver Asks: What's in the Bible? Volume Ten - Jesus is the Good News!
While geared toward elementary-aged children, this video explains the Easter story better than I have ever seen.
ABCJesusLovesMe Interactive Bible Stories
Draw from the age-appropriate, Interactive Bible scripts available in the Old and New Testament Curriculum, 2 Year Interactive Bible Stories, 3 Year Interactive Bible Stories, and 4 Year Interactive Bible Stories
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