Pretzel Cross Snack

This snack was very quick and easy to make.  You could also glam it up by sprinkling the almond bark with sprinkles.  I found the original idea on Pinterest! Ingredients: Pretzel rods White almond bark Directions: Line a large jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Melt a few squares of almond bark in microwave-safe bowl, according […]

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Easter Egg Drawing Craft

This was a completely unplanned activity, but I had some squirrely kids who needed a little direction for their energy.  😉 Simply give kids a sheet of paper and some markers/crayons and have them decorate a beautiful Easter egg.  If younger kids want help drawing the egg shape, you could get them started, but encourage […]

VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter — Movie

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter Runtime: 50 minutes In this movie Ms. Meade, a TV reporter, quits her job so that she can bring joy to people’s lives through musical theater.  Her first production is “Up With Bunnies” and she believes that Cassie Cassava, a famous hometown […]

The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Sunday by Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. I was pleasantly surprised by The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Sunday.  I wasn’t expecting it to contain much that would really apply to a lesson, but it would work quite well in that capacity. The Bear family goes to church, and the cubs learn about why we celebrate Easter.  They […]

God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren

This post contains an affiliate link. God Gave Us Easter is a cute book in which a little polar bear cub wonders why Easter is so important.  Papa bear teaches him that Easter is special because we remember that we get to be with God forever. Papa talks about the symbolism of the Easter egg, […]

Easter by Gail Gibbons

This post contains an affiliate link. Somebody purchased the book Easter for the children’s ministry at church.  Although it’s an older book (1989) and the characters look a bit stylized, it’s still a nice resource to have around. This book seeks to explain Easter to children, starting with a quick overview of Jesus’ life and […]

DIY Easter Placemat

In the past we’ve had an Easter breakfast.  We’ve had to look for ways to keep the kids entertained, and this placemat was one of those ways.  One of our ladies found free online clipart, a dot-to-dot, a maze, and a word search and figured out how to resize and arrange them.  She also inserted […]

The Very First Easter by Paul L. Maier

This post contains an affiliate link. The Very First Easter is much better as a read-at-home book, or if you have a chance to sit down with one or two kids for an extended period of time.  It is about a boy named Christopher whose parents explain the significance of Easter to him.  It is […]

Little Colt’s Palm Sunday by Michelle Medlock Adams

This post contains an affiliate link. Little Colt’s Palm Sunday is a great book to share with your little ones (I’d say Kindergarten and younger) for Palm Sunday.  The first page starts off with Luke 19:30-36, to give you the background of the story.  It’s a about a little colt who hears about how the […]

Easter Egg Hunt

Our egg hunt last year was a bit of a fiasco, and for that reason I decided to change our method this year.  For a few weeks beforehand we asked for donations of candy for the egg hunt.  We asked that the candy be individually wrapped and not contain nuts.  People dropped the candy off […]

Resurrection Rolls

For Easter, one of our teachers made Resurrection Rolls.  They were a wonderfully tasty treat that tied into the Easter message and served as a reminder for the rest of the lesson.  I love it when you can tie the message into the snack.  It provides another chance to go over what the kids learned.  […]

Stained Glass Cross Craft

We had these crosses planned for our Easter lesson, but things got cut short and we ran out of time.  I set up the yellow one for my 5-year-old daughter to make, and she really enjoyed it.  It’s a little difficult to work with the contact paper.  If at all possible, you should have your […]

Toilet Paper Tube Resurrection Set

We made this set at homeschool group, but it would be a great Sunday School craft.  The templates and directions can be found at Catholic Icing.  Because the craft requires a lot of coloring, cutting and taping, I recommend it for an at-home project, or a class project.  It would be a great display to […]

Easter Lesson Intro

To catch the kids’ attention and get them thinking in the right direction, I used the above prop to introduce our Easter lesson.  I held this little Easter basket filled with jelly beans and asked the kids what it was.  An Easter basket, of course!  Then I asked who had gotten or was going to […]

Easter Egg Relay Race

This is the game we planned on playing in children’s church on Easter Sunday.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get to it.  Here’s how to play: 1.Fill two buckets with an equal number of plastic Easter eggs.  Put a spoon in the bucket. 2. Divide players into two equal teams.  Have each team form a line. 3. […]