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Easter Resources

Pre-K – Grade 3

  • Lesson Plan (Pre-K – K): Jesus is Risen
    • Help students to retell the Easter story, explain that Jesus rose form the dead and discuss resurrection.
  • Lesson Plan Grade 1 – 3
    • In this lesson plan students get to know that Jesus’ friends, the Apostles, saw and talked to Jesus after his Resurrection. The lesson also contains a family component that students can take home.
  • Lesson Plan Grade 1 -3
    • Help students explain that Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ rising from the dead with new life; retell the Easter story and define resurrection.
  •  Resurrection Set
    • We have Nativity sets, well, this is a resurrection set! Free printable blackline masters, detailed instructions and all you need are toilet paper rolls and crayons
  • Paper Plate Lilies
    • They are symbols of purity. During the Easter Season, lilies are a common sight and they decorate many churches! Have your class make their own bouquet!
  • Easter Bingo
    • Free and cute
  • Jesus is Alive! Lesson Plan
    • Pre-K to Grade 1: Jesus came to life so we can live with Him someday/ Grade 2-3: Jesus rose from the dead, as He will raise us to live with Him. Minibook printable as well as two great crafts; Easter Hands Wreath and the ‘Angel Rolled the Stone Away’ craft.
  • Make an Easter Story Wreath
    • Free printable includes pictures and scripture references, starts with Palm Sunday and ends with Pentecost J
  • Plastic Bag Butterfly
    • The Butterfly: It symbolizes the life of Jesus Christ. The first stage, is the caterpillar, which stands for His life on Earth. Second phase begins from the cocoon stage, portraying the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. The third and final stage is the butterfly, representing His raising from the dead in a glorified body and peace.

Grade 4 – 6

  • The Way of Light Mini Book
    • Fourteen events that walk us through the Resurrection of Christ and the events before Pentecost and focus on hope. Great Resource!
  • Way of Light Easter Sunrise Craft
    • This craft creates an Easter sunrise with a ray of sun for each of the stations of the Way of Light
  • Imaginary Interviews
    • Students write imaginary interviews with the people in the Gospels to whom the risen Jesus appeared
  • Ascension to Pentecost
    • Intended to be used near the end of the Easter season this resource guides students to an understanding of Novena’s. It includes a free poster and booklet downloads.
  • Emmaus Play
    • Role play based on the Gospel of Luke 24: 13-35
  • Easter/Resurrection Lesson Plan- Grade 6
    • Compare and Contrast the Gospel Accounts (from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) of the Resurrection.
  • Paper Plate Lilies
    • They are symbols of purity. During the Easter Season, lilies are a common sight and they decorate many churches! Have your class make their own bouquet!

Grade 7 – 12

  • Easter Lesson plan grade 7 – 8
    • Help students understand why Easter is the most important day of the Liturgical year; describe the connection between the meaning of the Apostles Creed and Easter, and look at the different accounts of the Resurrection. The lesson also contains a family component that students can take home.
  • Way of Light Adult or Teen Bible Study
    • Seven-part Bible study for individuals or groups: These Fourteen events walk us through the Resurrection of Christ and the events before Pentecost and focus on hope.
  • Dying and Rising Writing Prompt
    • A short exercise that can help teenagers better understand the practical and joyful experience of the Resurrection that is the result of the work of Christian discipleship.
  • Easter/Resurrection Lesson Plan
    • Compare and Contrast the Gospel Accounts (from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) of the Resurrection.
  • Debunking Resurrection Theories- Blog Post
    • Share with the kids some historical and prevailing Anti-Resurrection theories. Use the drawings as a springboard for discussion.
  • Women of the Resurrection: Small Group Study
    • Adult or Teen Bible Study Seven parts for individuals or groups, including Scripture verse coloring pages.