Activities, Lesson Plans, and More
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- O—Older (7th-12th)
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Easter Word Puzzles
Use the premade Easter word list to print word searches, word scrambles, and crossword puzzles - or create your own custom puzzles.
Egg Drop Experiments
The egg drop experiment is a fun activity that can be adapted to all age ranges and teach a variety of subjects. These lesson plans from Northeastern University are designed for grades 3-12 and include handouts and presentations to customize your project.
Easter Story Bible Study
This Easter bible study examines the Easter story, from the Last Supper to Resurrection, using all four of the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
The History of Easter Traditions and Symbols
Symbols like the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs are well-known across the country. This article from History.com looks at the origins of popular Easter symbols and how they've changed through time.
The History of Easter
Jesus is thought to have died around 30 A.D., but some Easter traditions pre-date his death. Learn about the history behind the holiday and how its traditions have changed over time.
Easter Fun Facts and Activities
Holidays.net has everything you need to celebrate Easter, including tons of fun facts, trivia, and more in-depth articles on specific Easter topics like Lent, Palm Sunday, and Good Friday. The site also hosts plenty of activities like games, crafts, coloring pages, recipes, and more.
Easter at the Holiday Spot
TheHolidaySpot.com hosts an Easter mega-page that includes the History of Easter, Easter Around the World, fun facts, crafts, activities, and more.
7 Fascinating Easter Traditions Around the World
Easter is celebrated by Christians all over the world. Here's a look at the festivities and customs from 7 different countries.
Easter Lesson Plans
These Easter lesson plans from Education World are a fun way to integrate Easter into your other studies. Inside, you'll find lesson plans that use Easter themes to teach geography, math, science, and more.
Easter Science Experiments
These Steve Spangler activities are a fun way to bring science into your Easter study unity. Learn how to grow and shrink marshmallows and eggs, make Easter egg geodes, and more. The activities are no longer available on the original website but we have linked to the archived pages at the Wayback Machine. They are slow to load but worth the wait.
Resurrection Eggs are a great way to tell the story of Easter. Here's how you can make your own set of resurrection eggs using items that are really easy to find. Alternatively, you can use our printable Resurrection Eggs Cards which feature images of these items. Also included here is a printable script for telling the story of Easter and several fun games you can play with Resurrection Eggs.
DLTK's Custom Dominos
Great tool for any holiday or unit study theme. Pick an Easter theme for your dominoes and then choose color or black and white before printing.
Primary Games Easter
A large collection of online puzzles and games for Easter, including jigsaw puzzles, matching games, tic tac toe, and more. You can also find coloring pages, reading recommendations, crafts, and other activity ideas.
Peeps Virtual Factory Tour
Peeps produces BILLIONS of marshmallow Easter candies each year - enough to circle the earth two and a half times! Learn about the company history and how Peeps are made with this virtual factory tour.
Animated Easter Story for Kids
This animated Easter video is a fun way to celebrate spring. KIDOONS Network offers mobile games, crafts, and coloring pages.
Easter Story Cookies
A pecan sugar cookie recipe from DLTK that uses the ingredients to tell the story of Easter.
This dessert roll recipes is tasty and features a disappearing act that accompanies the Easter story.
Suggested Reading About Easter/Lent
Spring bloomed early this year for us here in Virginia, and as soon as the air got warmer, the kids started asking, "Mom, when will Easter be here?" So begins the annual countdown until that day which, for us, celebrates the pinnacle of our faith - new life in the resurrection of Christ. And though there are plenty of faith-based activities we do to prepare for Easter, the holiday is also a lot of just plain fun for our family!
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It is the season of Lent, and for many Christians, it is a time for focusing on the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, in preparation for Easter. There are many great ways to celebrate Lent as a family, including devotions and special activities. But one of the main focuses of Lent is "giving up" something - to deny oneself and make personal sacrifices as an effort toward spiritual renewal. While some people choose to give up things like sweets or television during the period of Lent, it occurs to me that this Lenten idea of "giving up" not only ... Read More »
Easter marks the physical end of winter, as spring bursts forth with color and life from the ground. Yet for Christians, it also means the end of death, as believers celebrate the resurrection of Christ from the cross. This wonderful season of renewal is a great time to breathe new life into your homeschool, and get creative with your kids! While dyeing Easter eggs is a staple tradition for many families, there are some wonderful crafts that can make the holiday fun and memorable. Check out these suggestions for this year...
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Homeschoolers can capitalize on the season of Lent to impart the history of this Christian tradition, inculcate faith values, and prepare children emotionally and spiritually for the coming of Easter. For some Lenten devotions and activities to use with the family, consider this curated list.
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