Thursday, March 8, 2018



Easter/Empty Tomb- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles

Easter/Empty Tomb- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets Easter/Resurrection Lesson Plan: Compare and Contrast the Gospel Accounts of the Resurrection Jesus' Burial and Resurrection lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

lessons with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples). The Resurrection with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. Jesus is Alive! lesson with introduction, message, welcome, craft/baking time, Bible story time, and closing. Jesus is Risen! #238 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Peter & John Visit Jesus' Tomb lesson #239 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Catholic Easter Activities Easter booklets and coloring books (in color or black and white) An Easter Activity Workbook: Take Me to the Cross (preschool) The Way of Light Mini Book
During Lent, we pray the Way of the Cross, the fourteen stations that tell the story of Jesus' Passion and Death. During Easter, there is also a set of fourteen stations about the stories that happened between the Resurrection and Pentecost. The Biblical accounts are collected with simple pictures and the Scripture references in this mini coloring book: The Way of Light

Coloring: He’s Alive 5 booklets to print out for the children to color

Crafts: Make an Easter Story Wreath {free printables!} Paper Plate Lilies

Easter Lapbooks- Make an Easter lapbook to celebrate the Easter season.

Introduce craft: Did they find Jesus in the tomb on Easter? Let’s make something that shows what they found.

The Empty Tomb- A cute craft that the children will get to "roll the stone away" on Jesus' tomb to retell the story of the resurrection. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

Resurrection Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dials to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke. Directions on page 37 - 39, craft template on page 40 & 42.)

Easter- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 57 & 58.) Printable Resurrection Set

Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day? Jelly Bean Prayer
Prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft) Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable) Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter

Introduce craft: Remember the caterpillar we made at Lent? We made a caterpillar to remind us that we are to change during Lent and become more like Jesus. Now the caterpillar has changed. What did he change into? A butterfly. Let’s have our caterpillars change into a butterfly.

Butterfly- A butterfly is made from using the child's handprints. The butterfly represents how the caterpillar changed and became a butterfly and received new life. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 40). Coffee Filter Butterflies
Make a beautiful butterfly using a coffee filter. Coffee Filter Butterflies Plastic Bag Butterfly
Make this butterfly according to the directions or use a painted clothes pin for the body that has googly eyes glued on it. Gather the plastic bag together at the center and slide it between the clamps of the clothes pin. Shape some pipe cleaner into antennae and glue the center of the pipe cleaner between the clamps of the clothespin. You can make this into a magnet by putting a sticky magnet on the back of the clothespin.

Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day? The Colors of Christ Cross
*Neat tip on the bottom for little ones.


Introduce game: What was rolled away from the tomb where Jesus laid?

Who’s Got The Stone?

Need: One small rock

Directions: One student is picked to be “It”. All the students (except "It") put both of their hands together and form a cup with just a little hole up on top. The teacher walks around and pretends to put the stone in someone's hand. One student will actually get the stone. The student who is “It” is then asked by the teacher, "Who's got the stone?". Whoever has the stone is "It". (Game is like “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?).

You Can’t Keep Jesus Down- Your children will discover that even thought people tried to keep Jesus in the grave, they couldn’t; just as Jesus said. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 148). In the Tomb, Out of the Tomb
A good energy burner, game can be adjusted to fit many different themes. Easter Bingo
This is a fun game you can play with your classroom around Easter time. The pictures depicted tell the true Easter story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Scroll down to this.)

Impossible Knot! (Jesus Rises From the Dead)- This game will seem impossible to kids at first, just as Jesus’ resurrection must have seemed impossible at the time. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 100 & 101.)

Sight Seeing (Jesus Appears to Mary)- As kids explore Jesus’ appearance to Mary, they will learn that god always keeps his word, no matter how hard it is to believe. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 102 & 103.)

Easter- lots of games listed in this lesson (scroll down to Games)

The Empty Tomb File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to get to the empty tomb first. Players take turns spinning the spinner and then moving their marker ahead to the next space of that color. (Like Candy Land)

Jelly Bean Prayer File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to collect the most Jelly Bean jar cards by answering questions about Jesus and get to FINISH.

Puzzles: He Is Risen
Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together. The Empty Tomb (maze)

The Empty Tomb- lots of puzzles posted in this lesson (scroll down to Puzzles)


Easter Match Up (worksheet)- Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column. For younger students you can write the words from the first column on the board and read these words to the students. Read each sentence under the second column to the students and put them into a question. Example: Who did not know if the body had been stolen or if Jesus had really come alive again? The student then answers the question and the teacher then writes the correct number for the answer beside the word. Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.


Angel said...

Easter is one of the most important holidays for us Catholics and I made it a habit of reading easter bible verses as they are inspirational and you can really learn the essence of Easter with them. Nice posting.

Shabby Baker said...

Well, it's nice to have this complete list of resources for Easter. I was actually looking for some inspiration for Easter crafts for kids and you just have helped me. Thanks!