How to teach kids about Easter

Easter is right around the corner. In this post, I share 5 ways to teach kids about Easter.

My kids love easter because they like bunnies and chocolates. They love to hunt for their candies and eat them. But to me, Easter is so much more than bunnies and goodies.

As a mother, I always ask myself, how do I teach the importance of Easter to my kids?

Here are some ways I use to teach my kids about Easter.

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How to teach kids about Easter

1. Don’t shy away from the crucifixion

One thing tThe crucifixion was bloody, ugly and violent. As such, it’s easy to skip over this story when we read the bible to our kids. Some children’s Bibles don’t even include it in their stories.

But the crucifixion is the central event of the bible. It’s what the Old Testament leads to and it’s what our faith is built on.

Without the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, there is no base for our faith.

2. Read about it

My children are avid readers. They love to sit down and read a book. The best way I can teach my kids about the bible is to read it to them. We have several children’s bibles in the house we read from.

Not only do we have Bibles, but we also have children’s books.

In our house, we love the Arch series. This series has so many biblical stories and they are written from many different perspectives. For example, there are so many stories about the death and resurrection of Christ.

Some of these include: (click on pictures for more information about the books) 

The week that led to Easter. Teach kids about Easter
He's Risen! He's alive!
Teach kids about easter
Jesus returns to heaven 
Teach kids about Easter

By having so many different books about one event, it gives children different perspectives of the same event. Since each child learns differently, having so much variety is sure to impact them one way or another.

3. Talk about it regularly

I grew up in a Brethren assembly where we remembered the Lord’s death on a weekly basis. At church, we had a weekly communion service where people shared about Christ,  His life, His death, His love for us and so on.

Having a weekly meeting to remember Christ is a fantastic way to have Christ is our minds on a regular basis.

Having a weekly meeting also helped show me just how central the crucifixion is.

Some people only consider Christ’s death and resurrection at Easter. That is better than never, but let me challenge you. Have His crucifixion a central part of your faith and remember Him often.

The bible says

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭11:26‬ ‭NKJV

Remembering His death is something Christ wants us to do. The verse is not clear as to how often we are to remember Him, but it is something we should be doing more than once a year.

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4. Refocus on Christ

Easter, we hide chocolate and sometimes we even have our picture taken with the Easter bunny.

But with every activity that we do, we try to bring our kids to focus back on Christ.

We do this by asking them questions like:

  • What is Easter really about?
  • Is chocolate more important than Jesus? Why not? 
  • What did Jesus do for you on the cross?

By asking our kids simple questions they learn that even though we like to do fun activities, the real focus is Christ.

5. Chose activities that teach about the resurrection

Most children learn through play or doing. If your children are more tactile learners, you can teach them about Easter through some family-friendly activities.

Read this blog post to learn more about some family activities that teach about the resurrection.

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In the comments below, share how you teach your kids about Easter. Please share this post with others. Thank you.

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