Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Easter







Easter

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

avemariapress.com- Easter/Resurrection Lesson Plan: Compare and Contrast the Gospel Accounts of the Resurrection

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus' Burial and Resurrection lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Alive! lesson with introduction, message, welcome, craft/baking time, Bible story time, and closing.

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Risen! #238 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

calvarycurriculum.com- 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.

thereligionteacher.com- Catholic Easter Activities

lambsongs.co.nz- Easter booklets and coloring books (in color or black and white)

ouroutofsynclife.com- An Easter Activity Workbook: Take Me to the Cross (preschool)

looktohimandberadiant.com- 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

thedatinngdivas.com- 100 + Ideas for a Christ Centered Easter



Coloring:

sermons4kids.com- He’s Alive

lambsongs.co.nz- 5 booklets to print out for the children to color

thehomeschoolvillage.com- Free Religious Easter Color by Letter and Sight Word Worksheets



Crafts:

daniellesplace.com- Easter Crafts


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).

catholicicing.com- Printable Resurrection Set

catholicinspired.com- Paper Plate Lilies

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

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Empty Tomb Easter Craft, Easter Cross Watercolor, Stained Glass Easter Cross, He Is Risen Easter Craft, etc. (scroll down to these)

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



Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft)

mamajenn.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter

welittlemiracles.com- Make an Easter Story Wreath {free printables!}

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.)

catholicicing.com- Printable Resurrection Set


Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?

annieshomepage.com- Jelly Bean Prayer
Prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft)

mama-jean.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- 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).

kinderart.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies
Make a beautiful butterfly using a coffee filter.

firstpalette.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

freepreschoolcrafts.com- 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?

christiancrafters.com- The Colors of Christ Cross
*Neat tip on the bottom for little ones.



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).

kinderart.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

firstpalette.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

parenting.com- Coffee Filter Butterfly

freepreschoolcrafts.com- 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.



Games:


christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bingo, Easter Memory Match Game, Easter Spin To Win Game, etc. (scroll down to these)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Story Printable Game
This is a file folder game about the Resurrection of Easter time, and goes perfectly with the Resurrection Eggs below. Children move their player along the board collecting different picture representations to the true Easter Story.

filefolderfun.com- These file folder games all have a fun Easter theme. You'll find games for all ages and abilities that can easily be adapted for special needs student.


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).

kidssundayschool.com- In the Tomb, Out of the Tomb
A good energy burner, game can be adjusted to fit many different themes.



This game is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


*My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)




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)




sermons4kids.com- Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Faces of Easter group activities (games)

christiancrafters.com- He Has Risen Egg Pass

christiancrafters.com- The Easter Egg Game

christiancrafters.com- The Empty Tomb

christiancrafters.com- No Easter Egg Hunt

kidssundayschool.com- In The Tomb, Out of the Tomb

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.)






*My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)



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.



Coloring/Puzzles:

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Alive! (coloring)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Coloring Page and Jelly Bean Puzzle (scroll down to these)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Mini Booklet
Children can work on handwriting and color words with this simple Jelly Bean Prayer minibook (scroll down to this)

lambsongs.co.nz- 5 booklets and one page Bible stories to print out for the children to color

biblestoryprintables.com- Easter Bible Minibook (scroll down to this)

teacherspayteachers.com- Resurrection of Jesus Mini Book Freebie

first-school.ws- He Is Risen
Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together.

ateachingmommy.com- Easter Symbols {Expanded} (LOTS of free printables)

sermons4kids.com- Butterfly (maze)

sermons4kids.com- The Empty Tomb (maze)

Jesus Lives for You (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 29.

Where Is He? (dot-to-dot)- Dot-To-Dot Bible Pictures PK-K by Linda Standke, page 29.

Jesus Lives for You (find the hidden picture) page 128, Where Is He? (dot-to-dot) page 129, and Jesus Lives (put the pictures in order) page 130- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Empty Tomb puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from November 22 - 24).

Jesus is Alive (maze)- Amazing Bible Mazes by Anita Reith Stohs

sermons4kids.com- Butterfly maze

sermons4kids.com- The Empty Tomb (maze)

biblewise.com- Jesus is Alive (maze)

biblewise.com- Find the Cave (maze)

biblewise.com- He is Risen! (maze)

biblewise.com- After the Sabbath day, Mary Magdalene and Mary went to visit the tomb where Jesus was placed. An angel appeared and spoke to the women. In order to learn what the angel said, write the next letter in the alphabet on the dash.

biblewise.com- Angel at the Tomb
To find out what the angel said at the tomb to the women, unscramble the words in the opening.

biblewise.com- The body of Jesus was laid in Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb before His resurrection. Using the letters in the name Arimathea how many words of 2 or more letters can you make?

dltk-bible.com- Easter puzzles (several to choose from)

He’s Not Here! (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 29.

sermons4kids.com- The Empty Tomb (word search) John 20:1-18

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb (word search) John 20:1-18

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (word search) Luke 24:1-12

theholidayzone.com- The Crucifixion and Resurrection (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- He Is Not Here. He Has Risen (crossword) John 20:1-18

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb (crossword) John 20:1-18

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (crossword) Luke 24:1-12

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (word shape) Luke 24:6a

sermons4kids.com- He has risen! He is not here. (jumble) Mark 16:6

sermons4kids.com- I have seen the Lord! (jumble) John 20:18

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (decoder) Luke 24:6a



Snacks:


Introduce snack: What did they find in the tomb? It was empty.

christiancrafters.com- Empty Tomb Snacks

dltk-holidays.com- He’s Alive Buns

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Cake

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Rolls


Note: You can make these cookies below the night before and have the students make another batch during class and seal up the oven. While the students are doing another activity, you can remove their cookies and add the batch you made the night before.

crosswalk.com- Resurrection Story Cookies


Introduce snack: Jesus died and received new life. A caterpillar changes into something. What does he become?

christiancrafters.com- New Life Butterfly Snack



Worksheets:

mamaslearningcorner.com- ABC Order Worksheet (Cut and Paste!): The Resurrection of Christ

reallifeathome.com- Easter Math Activity: Crosses Mystery Picture Printables

ministry-to-children.com- Good Friday & Easter Worksheets for Children

sundayschoolresources.co.uk- Easter Worksheets

paththroughthenarrowgate.com- Printable Resurrection Worksheets (3 Different Levels)

bbc/co.uk- Easter Sequencing Activity
Cut out the descriptions below and put them in the correct order to show the events of Easter Week.

kidzone.ws- Easter (Religious) Themed Math Pages

tes.com- Easter Worksheets (A series of worksheets and an interactive presentation teaching the Easter story)

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (multiple choice) Luke 24:1-12

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb (multiple choice) John 20:1

biblewise.com- True or False with answers

biblewise.com- True or False (Resurrection) with answers

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.
My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group- activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.

pflaum.com- 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.





2 comments:

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!