Resurrection of Jesus: Free Easter Activities for Kids
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The Resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of our faith. The many names of God show us just how mighty He is. Knowing that Jesus was resurrected from the dead gives us hope in this life.
The world sees Easter with eggs and bunnies while we see it as a celebration of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins.
God saved us from our sinful nature by sending Jesus. The birth of Jesus was miraculous just like His resurrection. God’s love for us is never failing.
Jesus’ Resurrection is one of the most important Truths in the Bible. Without it, we would have no hope for eternal life. We need to share this Truth with everyone.
My husband and I have taught our kids about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ multiple times. They also continue to hear it through the church, youth group, and Bible studies.
As parents, we want our kids to know the real Truth of Easter. We’ve always allowed them to participate in Easter activities for kids because it is a day of celebration.
Because of this, I decided to share our favorite free Easter activities for kids that are Christ-Centered.
This post will feature all the free Easter activities for kids in one place so you don’t have to spend hours looking for them. The majority of the resources on this post will be free. Sometimes I do order items online that I really love to teach at children’s church so I may list some of those items as well.
I will be breaking down the resources into the following categories:
- The Easter Story for Kids
- Easter Crafts for Kids
- Free Easter Activities for Kids
- The Resurrection of Jesus YouTube Videos and/or Related Videos
The Easter Story for Kids
The true Easter story for kids is in the Bible. If your kids haven’t heard the Easter story before you should check out these story Bibles. They have cute illustrations and are a little easier for kids to understand.
- Amazon Kindle Edition
- Lloyd-Jones, Sally (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 353 Pages - 09/04/2012 (Publication Date) - Zonderkidz (Publisher)
- Hardcover Book
- The Beginner's Bible (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 512 Pages - 10/04/2016 (Publication Date) - Zonderkidz (Publisher)
Easter Crafts for Kids
It is such a blessing to teach the Bible. It can be hard to keep a child’s attention for a long period of time so we like to include a craft when we teach. Crafts make such sweet memories.
Here are some of our favorite Easter crafts for kids (some of them are free) and Christ-Centered. You may need to purchase items to complete the crafts. Most of the items can be found at your local Dollar Store.
Make your own Resurrection craft with this free printable. You’ll most likely have everything you need at home to complete the craft. Click this to get started.
This free Easter craft has printable pop-up scenes that you can make. It starts with Palm Sunday all the way through Jesus appearing to people after the resurrection.
The download to print this is completely free. Click this link to get started.
This super cute donkey represents the donkey Jesus rode on. The printable is free and comes with a leaf message on its back. Click this link to get your free download.
This He is Risen craft idea is a great illustration of Jesus being in the tomb. Once the stone is rolled away, He is no longer in the tomb. Click this link to check it out. *This used to be free but now it requires a purchase. It’s still a great craft.
This Easter wreath is a great way to share the good news. It takes you step by step through the resurrection starting with Palm Sunday. Click this link to check it out. *This used to be free but now it requires a purchase. It’s still a great craft.
Free Easter Activities for Kids
Easter activities are a fun way to have a Christ-Centered Easter. These activities include Christ-Centered Easter treats, crafts, coloring pages, and more.
This Easter Bingo is a free printable. You can use any type of candy to use as markers. It would be fun to buy little cross candies or hearts to play this game. Click this to get started,
This He is Risen activity is a great illustration of the empty tomb. You can make this together and then eat it as a snack. Click this to get all the details.
You can make a bracelet with Jelly Beans that each represents something related to the resurrection of Jesus.
This free Easter activity comes with a printable that explains the meaning of each jelly bean. Click this link to get the free printable.
These tasty resurrection rolls are so much fun to make. They are a great way to share the true story of Easter with your kids. Click this link to get the recipe and instructions.
This is another great way to make an empty tomb out of a roll. This one is a sticky bun. They leave an empty space just like the resurrection rolls. Click this link to get this recipe.
This is a Christ-Centered free Easter activity. You must create an account on this site but they have lots of free downloads. Click this link to get started.
This is a Christ-Centered free Easter story activity. You must create an account on this site but they have lots of free downloads. Click this link to get started.
This is a free Easter story activity that focuses on Christ. You must create an account on this site but they have lots of free downloads. Click this link to get started.
Free Easter Coloring Pages for Kids
– Jesus riding the donkey.
– Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane.
– There are other coloring pages related to this too.
The Resurrection of Jesus Videos
I’m listing a couple of our favorite YouTube videos here. Please use caution on YouTube. The videos are not always appropriate or Biblically correct.
- Anderson (III), Dan, Hodge, Tim, Nawrocki, Mike (Actors)
- Hodge, Tim (Director)
- Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)
This is the VeggieTales video related to Easter. Click this Veggietales link to see more of our favorites.
- Send Your Children On A Hunt That Will Lead Them To The Treasure Of Easter
- Read The Story Together, Open Each Egg, And Find The Surprise Inside - Each A Symbol Of Jesus’ Journey To The Cross
- Great Way To Connect While Reliving The Events Of Those History-Changing Hours
- Also A Wonderful Children'S Sunday School Catholic Or Christian Religious Easter Activity
- Familylife (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
Hopefully, this resource has been helpful to you. I will continue to add to this post as I find new things.
I’d love to hear if you have any suggestions for this post. Leave me a comment below with your suggestions.
Hi, I am trying to access the printables of the Easter crafts and all the links are not working or a privacy concern. Do you have any other suggestions?
They seem to be working for me. Not sure why you are having trouble.
Thank you for this. This was just what I needed. I’ll be using the pop-up Palm Sunday craft with my Sunday School class. They do much better with hands-on activities, and I think this one will go really well. It is kind of what I was thinking of trying to create but much better and easier (because I don’t have to create it now). I’m planning on using some of the other ideas next week for Easter. Thank you!