Easter is right around the corner. One of my goals as a mother is to teach about the resurrection. I want my children to know that Easter is more than just bunnies and chocolate. In this post, I will share 5 family activities that teach about the resurrection.
For me, Easter is a reminder of Christ. His life, His death, and His resurrection.
I want my children to know what Easter is all about. The best way I can do that is to teach them. One way to teach them is by getting them involved in some family-friendly activities.
Below is a list of my favourite family-friendly activities that teach about the resurrection.
5 family activities that teach about the resurrection
**This post contains affiliate links, please see Disclosure Policy**
1. Resurrection Eggs
I had never heard of these until a few years ago. Using this type of activity is a great way to teach about the resurrection.
Resurrection eggs are like Advent but for Eater. For each of the 12 days before Easter, you open one plastic egg. Inside each egg is a scripture or object that references to the Easter story.
Kids love to open the eggs to see what is inside. It’s a fantastic way to break down the Easter story into smaller parts and to kids children involved.
Make your own
If you don’t have time to make your own, you can purchase some from Amazon. They have many choices as to some great options. Click on each image to purchase them or get more information.
2. Easter story stones
One way to teach about the resurrection is to use story stones.
If your kids are anything like mine, they like to collect rocks. I try to keep all the rocks outside, but a few always make their way into our house.
Now, there you can use the rocks to tell the Easter story. Take some rocks and paint pictures on them. These can be anything from a cross, a tomb, a crown or any other picture that helps you remember the story.
As you make these stones, you can talk about each aspect and retell the Easter story.
For some inspiration, click on the link to check out this blog post.
3. Bake off
I love spending time in the kitchen. My kids are at an age where they like to help.
To teach about the resurrection, I use baking as an object lesson. We will make resurrection rolls.
Basically, you bake a marshmallow inside some pastry. As you make the rolls, you can talk about how the marshmallow is like Jesus. He was placed inside the tomb after His death. Once the pastry is baked, have the kids open the roll to see what is inside.
They will find the roll empty, just like the tomb was.
This object lesson is a great way to teach kids that Jesus rose from the dead and left the tomb in a pretty dramatic fashion.
4. Learn some verses
For older kids, a great way to teach about the resurrection is to teach your children some bible verses. You can find some verses that talk about the resurrection and discuss them together.
To make sure that your kids remember the verses and think about it, you can help your kids memorize some scriptures.
Check out these great Easter Bible verses.
5. Christ-centred Easter crafts
My kids are very hands-on learners. They love to get their hands dirty and get a bit creative.
Sometimes, the best way to teach your children some biblical truths is to make a craft with them.
As you make crafts with your kids make sure to talk about what you are making. You can tell them the Easter story as you are creating and then ask them questions to make sure they understand.
If you want some ideas as to some great crafts, click the links below. Each leads to lots of great ideas that your kids will love to do with you.
In the comments below, share activities that teach your kids about the resurrection. Please share this post with others. Thank you.