Fun Easter ideas for kids!
Easter is almost here, yay! This is such a beautiful time of year to celebrate new life and new beginnings, and of course the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Although I love Easter I have actually never really been a huge fan of the Easter bunny and the materialism that comes with Easter. The whole idea of a giant rabbit giving my kids presents just has never really resonated with me (am I weird????). Because of this I’m always looking for activities to teach kids the true meaning of Easter, and what it’s really about. We have tried a few different things in the past and nothing has really seemed to feel right to me. I came up with this fun Easter lesson for kids and I am really looking forward to implementing with my kids. Hopefully it can become our new Easter tradition!
Gather Your Supplies
It will only take a few minutes to gather your supplies needed for this fun Easter lesson for kids.
First, print out 7 scriptures from the Bible that discuss the events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
These are the 7 scriptures I suggest your type and print out for your Easter eggs:
- Jesus Enters Jerusalem: Matthew 21:6-11
- Sacrament: Luke 22:1, 19, 20
- Garden of Gethsemane: Matthew 26:36,39
- Judas Betrays Jesus: Luke 22:47-51
- Pilate Washes His Hands: Matthew 27:22,24
- The Crucifixion: Luke 22:33-34
- Jesus Appears: John 20:10-20
Next you will need to number 7 Easter eggs and put the corresponding scripture in the right number of egg. You want the scriptures in order of the events happening.
And that’s it! Now you are ready to teach your kids about the true meaning of Easter.
Implementing This Fun Easter Lesson For Kids
This Easter activity is meant to begin on the Monday before Easter.
Starting with the egg numbered 1, have your kids open one egg each day of the week. Your first egg will be the scripture Matthew 21:6-11 and you will end on Sunday with the egg containing the scripture of John 20:10-20.
After the egg is opened each day, read the scripture together and discuss what it means and how we can relate it to our lives.
This activity has been a lot of fun for the kids to participate in. I’m hoping it will help us keep our focus in the right place, yet also be a little fun for the kids as they open a new egg each day.
How do you teach your kids the true meaning of Easter?