Share these 4 Bible activities for Easter for preschool and elementary kids to help them learn about the true meaning of Easter.
These 4 Bible activities for Easter for preschool and elementary kids will be a great addition to your classroom or home Bible time with your family. Use these ideas to help celebrate the Resurrection story of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
When I share my Easter Bible programs in the schools and churches I am invited to, I always start them off by saying, “I am going to share from the Bible the greatest story ever told!” There are many great stories in the Bible, including the story of Christmas when Jesus was born. But without the story of how Jesus gave His life upon the cross for the forgiveness of our sins, there would be no reason to read the Bible.
The death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus gives every Christian the hope of eternal life with God. Indeed, nothing is more important for the life of a believer.
Our kids need to learn these truths and WE need to tell them.
According to Romans 10:14, we are responsible to share the good news of Jesus. “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Easter is the perfect time to tell our children about Jesus and all that He did for them upon the cross. And I believe with all my heart that the youngest child to the oldest must hear the message in a way that speaks the truth of Jesus’ great love for them.
In this post, I will be giving you 4 activities to help proclaim the story of Easter.
For Preschool: Let’s Learn About Easter: A Scripture Lady Bible Lesson Video
This Bible lesson video by The Scripture Lady will introduce your preschoolers to the reason why we celebrate Easter. They will learn about the importance of the cross that Jesus gave His life upon. And they will learn that Jesus rose from the dead and is alive.
Through original music and puppetry and storytelling your little ones will have fun singing along and listening about how much Jesus loves them.
For Elementary Kids: The Chains of Sin Bible Object Lesson Video
The “Chains of Sin” Bible object lesson will creatively teach how God desires to break the chains of sin in our lives. The “Chains of Sin” Bible object lesson has become one of my favorite ways to share the truth that we become slaves to our sin. But praise be to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who set us free from the chains of sin and death when He gave His life upon the cross.
For All Ages: Two Sets of Bible Story Pictures
Share these pictures with all your children to help tell the true story of Easter. Just click on the following links of the pictures. You will be able to print these off for use in your classroom or home.
The pictures that I have chosen to place with the scriptures come from a great resource which I purchased several years ago. They come from a 2-DVD collection called “The Ultimate Bible Picture Collection.” All of these pictures are found in the public domain.
Bible Story Pictures for Easter:
Bible Story Pictures for when Jesus Died on the Cross
The following story is based on the retelling from Hurlburt’s Story of the Bible. This book is a compilation of Bible stories written in 1904. The story is taken from the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
And so Pontius Pilate, the Governor of Rome, gave orders to have Jesus die upon the cross.
The Roman soldiers took Jesus and beat him very badly and then led Him to a place called Golgotha where He would die to forgive your sin and mine.
There was a great crowd of people around Jesus who wanted to see Him die. Some of the women who had helped Jesus, were now crying because He was going to die.
The soldiers tried to make Jesus carry His own cross, but it was too heavy for him. So, the soldiers grabbed a man named Simon to carry the cross for Jesus.
When they came to the place where Jesus would die, they laid Jesus upon the wooden cross and drove nails through His hands and feet to make Him stay on the cross. Jesus prayed to God the Father and said, “Father, forgive them because they do not know what they are doing.”
The soldiers took the clothes of Jesus. They began gambling for His undergarment to see who would get it.
Two men who had been robbers and who were also going to die on a cross were placed next to Jesus. One man was on His right and the other man was on His left.
Over the head of Jesus was a sign that said, This is Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” As people passed by Jesus, they made fun of Him. Even the priests who worked in the Temple of God were mean to Jesus and said, “He saved others, but He cannot save Himself. Come down from the cross, and we will believe in you!”
One of the robbers dying on the cross next to Jesus said, “If you are the Christ, save yourself and save us!” But the other robber said, “Don’t you fear God? We deserve to die, but this man Jesus, has done nothing wrong.” Then this robber said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus said to the robber, “Today, you will be with me in Heaven.”
At the cross of Jesus, his mother Mary was standing near. She was very sad and right next to her stood one of Jesus’ disciples named John. Jesus wanted John to take care of his mother since he would be leaving. Therefore, on that day, John took Mary to his home and cared for her like she was his own mother.
Around noontime, when the sun is usually high in the sky, a sudden darkness came over the land, which lasted for three hours. Then, in the middle of the afternoon, Jesus cried out to God in terrible pain and said, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Then Jesus said that he was thirsty. Someone dipped a sponge in a cup of vinegar, and put it on a long stick so that Jesus could drink from it. Then Jesus spoke his last words and said, “It is finished! Father, into your hands I give my spirit!”
Then Jesus died. At that moment, the very large and thick curtain that hung in the Temple of God, tore from top to bottom.
The Roman officer who had been in charge of the soldiers around the cross saw what had taken place, and how Jesus had died, and he said, “Truly, this was a righteous man. He was the Son of God.”
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