Christian Easter Activities and Easter Crafts for Kids
Christian Bible-based Easter activities and Easter crafts for kids including Easter coloring pages, Easter recipes, Easter poems, background about Easter and the first Passover and more.
Explain to your children why we celebrate Easter:
At Easter, Christians remember that our Saviour Jesus was crucified on a wooden cross. We believe that He is the Lamb of the world that died so that our sins would be forgiven and that through faith in Jesus, we will receive by grace, eternal life with God in heaven. (Give Scripture verses that apply - John 3:16, 1 John 10:10 and any others.)
Jesus was crucified on a Friday, now called Good Friday and He rose from death three days later.
Easter falls at the same time as the Jewish Passover...and this is significant too. The name Passover comes from when the Angel of Death passed over the homes of the Jews in Egypt in the time of Moses. Since they had been forewarned, the Hebrews had put lambs' blood on the doors of their homes, so that death would spare their first born child.
Just as the angel of death passed over the homes of the Jews in Egypt, that were marked with the blood of the sacrificial lamb, so too we are delivered by the blood that Jesus shed for our sins on the cross.
Since the true significance of Easter has nothing to do with chocolate eggs and bunnies, there is nothing about them on this page of Easter crafts for kids.
I hope that you will start some new Easter traditions that remind your children of the act of salvation of our Saviour on the cross by doing these activities and Easter crafts for kids.
Bible Study - The First Passover
The story of the ten plagues can be found in the Bible in Exodus chapter 7 onwards. Exodus 12 tells of the last plague, the first Passover and the exodus from Egypt.
If you do not have a Bible handy, you can read these passages online at Bible Gateway.com
There are a two printable coloring pages related to this story among the Easter coloring pages.
Printable Easter Coloring Pages
This set of free Easter coloring pages tells the Biblical story of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Use them along with your other Christian Easter crafts for kids.
Passover Movie - Prince of Egypt
After reading the Biblical account of the first Passover, watch the movie, Prince of Egypt, with your children.
It is an animated film that tells the story of the life of Moses until the time that he led the Hebrews out of Egypt and across the Red Sea.
Matzoh Recipe - Make Unleavened Bread
Matzoh is the traditional unleavened bread that is eaten during Passover. It is made of flour and water.
Bible Study - Crucifixion and Resurrection
Read the story of the last supper, the crucifixion of Christ and the resurrection in the New Testament or a good children's Bible. Use the free printable Easter coloring pages to create an Easter coloring book story.
This is a hands-on Easter Bible activity that gives a multi-sensory lesson about the crucifixion and resurrection of our Saviour.
Easter Poems, Songs and Fingerplay Rhyme
Your kids will love learning the colours of the Easter jelly bean poem, as well as the Easter song and fingerplay.
Easter Art Activity - Three Crosses Picture
A wax and dye art activity in which your children will make a silhouette of the three crosses at Golgotha.
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