Looking for Easter activities and Easter crafts for kids that teach children about the true Easter story–Jesus’ death and Resurrection?
Let’s teach this wonderful truth with our children through easy Easter crafts for kids, Easter games for kids, and other Easter activities!
I’m sharing with you my favorite 10 Easter activities, Easter crafts and Easter games so that you too can easily teach your kids about the Resurrection and teach them about Jesus. These are fun and easy Easter activities that families love to do together.
Let’s get started!
Easter Activities for Kids (Awesome Resurrection Lessons)
There are plenty of Easter games for kids, Easter crafts and more. But my goal in this post is to offer fun and easy Easter activities for parents like us who want to teach their kids about the true resurrection story.
You know, Easter activities for kids that help our children:
- know that Easter is about more than just the Easter bunny;
- see Easter as a reminder that they are forgiven, no matter what; and
- realize that Easter is a wonderful chance to find hope and rebirth.
But how does this happen, especially as our children become teens? How can we teach about the Christian Easter message where there are kids of all ages in a family?
And most of all, how can we make Easter activities simple, practical and something that can fit into busy family life?
I understand! I have 4 kids in my family–ages 15, 13, 10 and 6–and they each need to hear about Easter in different ways.
Christ Centered Easter Activities for Families
Several of the Christ Centered Easter activities shared in this post are part of the Christ-Centered Easter Family Resources.
I created this collection of fun Easter activities and Bible studies because there are so few Easter activities, Easter crafts and Easter games for kids that teach about Jesus’ resurrection, and families like ours need these practical tools!
I wanted to create resources that EVERY family could do–no matter how old their kids were, or how busy their lives were.
And I also wanted to create a variety of resources since every child is made differently and may connect with the Easter story in a different way!
Click here to learn more about the Christ Centered Easter Resources.
10 Easter Activities for Kids About the Resurrection
Here’s a list of some awesome Easter games, Easter crafts, and other Easter activities for kids that teach about the true story of Easter. Remember–just pick the Easter crafts for kids (and other activities) that your family would really love.
Easter Activity#1: Make a Resurrection Tree
First, families gather a bunch of branches with a few leaves on them and place them in a vase with water.
Each day kids hang a small card (with a special word about Easter) on the tree. Then parents look up a corresponding Bible verse about the word and talk to their kids about it.
The Resurrection Tree Activity in the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources includes 12 cards (each with a different word to hang on the tree), plus a list of Bible verses and a script of how to have a discussion with kids about these words/verses.
It’s really easy, and families love this bite-sized Easter activity to learn about authentic hope.
Learn how to make your own Resurrection Tree here.
Easter Activity #2: Host a Christian Easter Egg Hunt
Share the Easter message inside the Easter eggs with a Christian Easter egg scavenger hunt!
It’s easy: Just use these “God’s Easter Gifts” cards from the Christ Centered Easter Family Printables.
Insert these 12 mini cards–each with an Easter “gift” that we receive–into some of the Easter eggs. Once kids have found the eggs, open them and have an informal discussion about what some of these gifts are (script with Bible verses included for parents). Learn how in this post.
Get the Christian Easter Egg cards you need for this “God’s Easter Gifts” Easter egg hunt here as part of the Christ-Centered Easter Family Resources.
Easter Activity #3: Watch a Good Easter Movie
One of the best ways to share the Easter message with kids is to watch a re-inaction of Jesus’ life and resurrection. This is one Easter activity that doubles as a family movie night!
Some of our favorite Christian Easter movies are The Jesus Film and The Passion of the Christ because of their dramatic portrayal of the Resurrection.
The Jesus FilmThe Passion of the Christ [Blu-ray]
Want to learn more about these Easter movies and to see 4 other great Easter movie recommendations? Check out this ultimate list of best Easter movies (for kids and for adults) here.
Easter Activity #4: Enjoy an Easter Family Bible Study
Each year, Easter is a wonderful reminder for all of us to rediscover the power of the Resurrection, and what better Easter activity than family Easter Bible study lessons?
The Christ-Centered Easter Family Resources includes two different Easter Bible studies that allow kids to really understand and apply the Easter story in new ways:
- A 7-day Easter Bible study that uses the 5Rs Bible Study Method to takes a step-by-step look at the traditional Easter story; and
- a 12-day Easter Bible study, devotional and mini-journal that focuses on the 12 gifts of Easter (things like hope, love, joy, etc).
Complete these Easter Bible studies together as a family, or kids can work through the Bible studies independently.
Go here to learn more about these awesome Easter Bible studies for kids or families.
Easter Activity #5: Color Christian Easter Coloring Pages
But do you know how hard it is to find Christian Easter coloring pages–ones that aren’t about bunnies or chicks? Geez!
That’s why I created these 12 wonderful Easter coloring pages and Easter bookmark as part of the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources (which, as you can see, has many Easter activities for kids!).
Each Easter coloring page contains a powerful truth about Easter and a relevant Bible verse. Easter coloring pages are such an easy Easter activity that shares the true Easter story about Jesus’ Resurrection with kids!
Check out these Easter coloring pages as part of the Christ-Centered Easter Family Resources here.
Easter Activity #6: Create a Resurrection Garden
Want a practical, hands-on kids Easter activities to teach about the Resurrection? Then you’ve got to make a Resurrection Garden!
These are a fun way to recreate Jesus’ tomb, and the new life that now grows there!
A Resurrection Garden can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, but go here to get the basic supplies and instructions for your own DIY Resurrection Garden.
You’ll also find several step by step photos of this fun Easter craft for kids, including links to other Resurrection Garden examples.
Easter Activity #7: Memorize Easter Bible Verses
Check out this ultimate list of Easter scripture verses, and encourage your kids to memorize a few of them.
Why not write down a few Easter Bible verses on these blank Easter Scripture Verse cards (they’re part of the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources) and display them around your home for easy memorization?
Our kids write their Easter Bible verses on the Easter Scripture Verse Cards, and then we display them on a ribbon hanging from our kitchen window so they’re right there to review at dinner time.
Go here to see these Easter Scripture Verse Cards as part of the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources.
Easter Activity #8: Make Resurrection Biscuits
Oh, my kids beg me to make Resurrection Biscuits (also called Resurrection Buns) every Easter as part of our Easter activities!
And every year I acquiesce, even though it requires that I use sugar, butter, marshmallows and refrigerated biscuits (typically four no-nos in our home)!
Why? Because it’s such a perfect way to teach little ones about the Easter message. I can’t tell you how many in-depth conversations about God I’ve had with my kids over the years as we’ve made these Empty Tomb Biscuits!
Alright. And they taste so DANG GOOD.
- bag of large marshmallows
- can of refrigerated biscuits, rolled out flat
- melted butter, poured into a shallow bowl
- granulated sugar or coconut sugar and cinnamon (poured into a shallow bowl)
Dip a marshmallow (representing Jesus’ body) in the butter and then roll it the sugar and cinnamon mixture (like when Jesus’ body was anointed with oil and spices during his burial).
Wrap the flattened-out refrigerated biscuits around the marshmallow and place it on a cookie sheet to bake (cook it according to the package directions on the biscuits).
And then the magic comes! When each child bites into the biscuit, they realize that it’s hollow!
Yes, the marshmallow has melted away and the biscuit is left looking like an empty tomb. The message: Jesus’ body isn’t here anymore because it’s been resurrected! Jesus is alive!
Easter Activity #9: Make a Spring Bucket List that Includes Christ Centered Easter Activities
But what if part of your family’s spring bucket list included acts of service or other Christ-Centered Easter activities? Serving others is a great way to experience the true joy of Easter!
This printable from the Christ-Centered Easter Home Decor Resources makes putting together a Spring Bucket list especially easy. Simply frame the 8 x 10 printable and write on the glass with a dry-erase marker! Then wipe off your “bucket list tasks” as you complete them!
What a fun way to encourage spring activities, especially those over Spring Break!
Learn more about the Christ-Centered Easter Home Decor Resources here.
Easter Activity #10: Live Out Your Easter Joy in Front of Your Kids
We may long to teach our kids many things, but what really sticks with kids is what they see lived in front of them.
Do you have an authentic excitement and joy about Easter? What is your favorite part about Easter? What are you most grateful for during this season?
Share honestly with your kids about God during this time–in big planned ways, and in the everyday. Let them see what it means to trust God with one’s whole heart and to let Jesus bring healing and hope to every situation.
They’re listening and watching! Make your faith contagious!
Enjoy these awesome Easter activities with your kids as your share about the true meaning of Easter and the power behind Jesus’ Resurrection! Happy Easter, everyone!
More Info on Easter Activities for Families
- How to Plan a Christian Easter Egg Hunt
- How to Make a Resurrection Tree (Easter Activity for Kids)
- How to Make a Resurrection Garden (Easter Crafts for Kids)
- 6 Best Christian Easter Movies to Watch
- Best Easter Bible Studies for Families
- 25 Fun Spring Kids Activities for Families
- Christian Easter Coloring Pages (for Kids & Adults)
- The Surprising Origin (and Meaning) of the Easter Symbols
- Ultimate List of Easter Bible Verses
And don’t forget to check out the Christ-Centered Easter Family Resources!