When it comes to the Easter holiday, the death and resurrection of Jesus is the very reason for the season, but how do you teach the story and concept to a child? Get ready for March 31 with these three family activities that teach children about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
1. Read about the Crucifixion and Resurrection.
As a family, be sure to spend time in God’s Word reading the story of Jesus Christ’s final week on Earth and reflecting on what He has done for us in conquering death and saving us.
The Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday) - Matthew 21:1-11
The Crucifixion - Matthew 27:31-32, Mark 15:20-40
Jesus speaks during the Crucifixion - Luke 23:26-49, John 19:17-30
Jesus is buried and is raised. - John 19:31-42, Matthew 27:59-28:8
The Empty Tomb - John 20:1-20:18
Jesus appears to many. - Luke 24:13-53, John 20:19-21:25, Acts 1:4-11, 1 Corinthians 15:6-8
2. Learn an Easter Poem Together.
Joanna Fuchs’ poem about God’s love is short and simple enough for most children to learn.
God sent His Son to take the punishment
For all the thoughtless, sinful things we do;
Jesus gave his life because He loves us;
His love is boundless, sweet, forever true.
On Easter morn He showed He is our Savior;
His resurrection proves He is our Lord.
That is why we tell you, “Happy Easter!”
He secured our heavenly reward!
3. Make Resurrection Story Cookies.
Celebrate Easter with this kid-friendly recipe that not only fills up tummies with tasty treats, but also teaches about the hope we have as Christians in our risen Savior, Jesus Christ.
What are your family’s Easter traditions?