Sunday, March 21, 2021

Easter







Easter

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! #5 lesson with introduction, message, welcome, craft/baking time, Bible story time, and closing.

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Risen! #238 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 #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

sermons4kids.com- I’ve Just Seen Jesus object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- It’s Empty! object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin, etc.

sermons4kids.com- An Easter Surprise object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Easter Egg-citement object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin, etc.

jesus-without-language.net- Mary Magdalene – John 20 lesson with activities

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Alive! lesson (#5)

sundayschoollessons.com- Mary Magdalene Speaks To The Risen Christ lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Easter Lesson for Kids (Matthew 28:1-10)

ministry-to-children.com- Printable Resurrection Story (Part 7 of 7) Jesus is Risen (Matthew 28:1-10)

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson 3: The Empty Tomb

The Catholic Toolbox- Easter lesson for Pre K – K with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Easter lesson for 1st Grade on Up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.



Coloring:

lambsongs.co.nz- 5 Easter booklets to print out for the children to color (scroll down to these)

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

ministry-to-children.com- 15 Easter Coloring Pages (Easy Print PDF)

sermons4kids.com- Resurrection

sermons4kids.com- Resurrection #2

sermons4kids.com- He Is Risen

sermons4kids.com- He is not here, he is risen!

apples4theteacher.com- The cave tomb of Jesus

calvarycurriculum.com- Peter and John visit Jesus’ tomb. John 20:1-10 (page 2)

dltk-teach.com- The Life of Jesus mini book with images that children can color and simple, repetitive words that early readers should be able to read themselves. This particular one tells the story of Jesus' life using simple words.

mommaonamissioninc.com- He Is Risen

ministry-to-children.com- He Is Risen

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Coloring Page (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)

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



Crafts:

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

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

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- An Easter Surprise group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Easter Egg-citement group activities (crafts)

catholicicing.com- Religious Easter Craft for Kids — Make a Resurrection Set! {It’s Printable!}

jesus-without-language.net- Mary Magdalene (John 20) | Craft 1

jesus-without-language.net- Mary Magdalene (John 20) | Craft 2

jesus-without-language.net- Mary Magdalene (John 20) | Craft 3

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. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

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).

Plastic Bag Butterfly- A beautiful magnet butterfly to represent new life. (Crafts to make in the Spring by Kathy Ross, pages 52 & 53).

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.

Resurrection Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Resurrection of Jesus story they learned over and over again. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 37, 38, 39, 40, and 42).

conservamome.com- Resurrection Easter Craft : A Printable Easter Story Craft

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.)

storiesbystephen.com- Easter Story Wheel

hubbardscupboard.org- Steps To The Cross (Easter)

nontoygifts.com- The Easter Story Wheel Craft

cedargrove.org- Jesus Lives Story Wheel (page 2 & 3)

lambsongs.co.nz- 3 Days & 3 Nights (Easter Resurrection Craft Wheel), He is Risen (Craft Wheel)

teacherspayteachers.com- The Easter Story Wheel (Distance Learning)

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

totallytots.blogspot.com- Jesus is Risen! (craft)

dltk-bible.com- The Angel Rolled Away the Stone craft

catholicinspired.com- Paper Plate Lilies

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

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

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

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)


Introduce craft: Have you ever heard of the Jelly Bean Prayer?

craftbits.com- Jellybean Jar

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

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter
craftbits.com- Jellybean Jar (craft)

mamajenn.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).

onelittleproject.com- How to Make Classic Coffee Filter Butterflies

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.



Games:

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

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

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- An Easter Surprise group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Easter Egg-citement group activities (games)

jesus-without-language.net- Mary Magdalene (John 20) | Games

Jesus Is Alive! game- A fun and simple board game for younger children that reviews the story of Jesus coming into Jerusalem to his Resurrection. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 64 & 65 for game board and page 55 for directions).


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?).


christiancrafters.com- Resurrection 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

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).

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Spin To Win Game (scroll down to this)
This is an Easter game where children can spin to get one of each of the items they’ll need to retell the story of Easter. They store their pieces on their game board which is a cross shape.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Memory Match Game (scroll down to this)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bingo (scroll down to this)

filefolderfun.com- Easter File Folder Games
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.

ministryspark.com- 49 Brilliant Easter Games, Crafts, and Activities for Sunday School

daniellesplace.com- Easter Bible Games

creativebiblestudy.com- Christian Easter 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.

hiphomeschoolmoms.com- Printable Easter Story Trivia Game

creativebiblestudy.com- Christian Easter Game

signupgenius.com- 25 Easter Games and Activities

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

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

christiancrafters.com- Resurrection Egg Pass

christiancrafters.com- The Easter Egg Game

christiancrafters.com- 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.)

tes.com- Easter Board Game

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Easter story game to print out and play



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.




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)












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.



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:

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

sermons4kids.com- The Resurrection (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

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 Resurrection (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- I’ve Just Seen Jesus (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- The Resurrection (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- Two Resurrection 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

ministry-to-children.com- Free Printable Easter Bundle for Families

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


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.


This activity below is free, however it is 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. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on all activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.

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.



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.

Unknown 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!