Do you know anyone who has ever risen from the dead? We can visit the grave of every other person who has ever lived and died. Princes. Kings. Queens. Tyrants. Dictators. World famous leaders. Everyone who has paraded through the pages of history, including ALL other religious leaders. They were all created beings just like the rest of us. But if you visit the grave of our Lord Jesus Christ – you will find that it is EMPTY. Why? Jesus Christ is God… the Creator of the universe, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He only needed it for the weekend!
The Creator vs the created… that’s the difference.
He is not here.
Everybody else is… but HE is RISEN!
Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
And that he was buried, and that he rose again
the third day according to the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Easter (or more accurately, Passover) finishes off the Christmas story. That little baby in the manger grew up to die on the cross. For my sins. For your sins. He was born to die, so that we could have eternal life! And this is the Gospel – the GOOD NEWS!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
That’s YOU! That’s me! Wow!!!
WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS POST…
In this post you will find FREE Biblical Easter / Christian Easter / Passover Bible verses, devotionals, sorting fact from fiction, colouring pages, puzzles, resurrection egg ideas, crafts, games, posters, paper gifts, booklets, Gospel kaleidoscopes, jelly bean prayer cards, stationery, fun things to do with your own family and even some music to help you prepare your heart and reflect on the resurrection… or maybe you may prefer to dance your shoes off while you are preparing your packages of love. There’s a lot to choose from, so take a deep breath and here we go… enjoy!
What is the significance of the resurrection? Everything! Dr Chuck Missler explains (2 minutes):
BIBLE VERSES ~ Read the true story for yourself!
Matthew 26–28 | Mark 14–16 | Luke 22–24 | John 18–21 Read what really happened that first century, with the true life accounts of eyewitnesses who were there – most of whom were cruelly tortured and lost their lives for insisting that it was true and that they really had seen the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
1 Corinthians 2:7-8 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Isaiah 53 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all… (and lots more; make sure you read the whole chapter; fabulous)
Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
Psalm 22 This prophetic passage by King David reads as if it was dictated by Jesus Christ from the cross, but it was written centuries before crucifixion was even invented, and 700 years before it actually happened.
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ DEVOTIONALS ~ PREPARING OUR HEARTS ~ SORTING OUT FACT FROM FICTION
Triumphal Entry for Kids ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, article, crafts and creative ideas; this aspect of the Easter / Passover story is what I am concentrating on for my kids this year. I was astonished (and they will be, too) to learn that Daniel was given the exact date – to the very day – that the Messiah would present Himself as King. That is why Daniel’s team of Magi came to visit at Christmas time. They had been counting… and were expecting Him. And it took Scotland Yard to figure it out for the rest of us.
The Amazing Scarlet Worm Have you heard the amazing story about the scarlet (or crimson) worm? The female adheres herself permanently to a tree, lays her eggs protectively under her body; covers herself and her eggs with a scarlet dye; and literally gives her life to feed her young. A crimson spot is left on the branch that dries out in 3 days, then changes to white as it flakes off. This tiny insect is an amazing picture of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Meshiach Nagid (the Messiah The King); read more about it then share it with your child
Good Friday? Friday, Thursday or even maybe Wednesday? (Dr Chuck Missler) Jesus declared that He would be in the heart of the earth three days AND three nights. Nowhere in the Gospels does it assert that Christ was crucified on a Friday. So how does it all fit and where did this tradition come from?
What really happened at Easter – busting myths and legends (Dr Chuck Missler) Ever wondered what rabbits have to do with eggs? Most of us are aware that many Christmas traditions have pagan origins and very little to do with Biblical events. However, we may be surprised to discover that much of what we have been taught about Easter is not only in error, but deliberately so.
Spring = God’s Promise of Eternal Life “Not death, Toots – life. Resurrection life. Eternal life… Walter told me to come out here and see God’s promise for myself… Oh the wonder of it. The outrageous beauty. God didn’t have to give us cherry blossoms, you know. He didn’t have to make apple trees and peach trees burst into flower and fragrance. But God just loves to splurge. He gives us all this magnificence and then, if that isn’t enough, He provides fruit from such extravagance.” ~ Share this wonderful word picture with your child.
Sermon notes from Chuck Smith Some great thoughts to include in your letter – ‘I was once held in the bondage of sin, but through grace, Jesus paid the price to give me my freedom’… ‘Though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor…’
What is your favourite Easter reflection? Isaiah 53 is a well known Easter reflection. Psalm 22 reads as though it was dictated from the cross. But I had never thought of Lamentations 3 as an Easter reflection before. Have you?
Every time we will look at His face we will know how much we are loved Ever wondered why nobody seemed to recognise the Lord Jesus after the resurrection, until He spoke to them or showed them His hands? I wonder if these Bible verses are a clue. Dr Chuck Missler has a look at this strange mystery…
A glimpse into Christ’s suffering (answersingenesis) by a modern medical doctor; the physical suffering that Jesus willingly endured was beyond horrific. To understand the extent of His suffering is to get a better glimpse of His love for us and the price He was willing to pay to redeem each and every one of us. It is freely available to all. The choice is ours.
THINK SPOT: How many of your sins were yet future when Jesus hung on that cross 2000 years ago? Answer: ALL of them! How many of your sins were a surprise to Him? Answer: None of them. Remember that if you are ever tempted to think that ‘the rest is up to you now’; you need to be ‘good enough’ or that you need to ‘try harder’ to ‘earn’ your salvation… we can NEVER add to what Jesus has done. That’s blasphemy. Or that you have blown it ‘too badly’ to ever be forgiven. We all have. Remember the Christians’ bar of soap – 1 John 1:9. It was written to Christians. NONE of us ‘deserve’ to be forgiven. That’s why it’s a very precious gift.
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ COLOURING FOR KIDS ~ BETRAYAL / THE LAST SUPPER / GETHSEMANE / THE SIX TRIALS (3 JEWISH / 3 ROMAN) ~ FREE PRINTABLE
325 Colouring / Puzzle Bible Activity Sheets for kids (Calvary Curriculum original; numbers 219, 229-236) each booklet is about 6 pages and has one colouring page and several puzzle pages including word searches, fill-in-blanks, crosswords, true or false, circle correct words, mazes; Mary anoints Jesus’ feet; Last supper, Jesus washes the disciples’ feet, Judas’ betrayal, Garden of Gethsemane, Peter’s denial, the trials; and in Spanish (numbers 219, 229-236); free printable
Jesus clears the temple – colouring; Mary washes the feet of Jesus – colouring; Judas betrays Jesus – colouring; Jesus washes the disciples’ feet – colouring; Last Supper – Jesus initiates the New Covenant – colouring; Gethsemane – colouring; Jesus is arrested – colouring; Trial of Jesus – colouring; Judas returns the silver – colouring; Jesus is whipped – colouring; Jesus before Pilate – colouring (abdaacts) free printable
Jesus’ final words – colouring (MaryDeanDraws) from John 13:34 – Love one another as I have loved you; John 12:24 – colouring Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies it remains alone, but if it dies it bears much fruit; John 14:18-20 – colouring I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you, because I live you will live also; doodles in a cute stick figure style; free printable
Map of Jerusalem – colouring (easter-coloring) showing an overview of what happened where before the crucifixion; Jesus washes the disciples’ feet – colouring; Last Supper – colouring Jesus and the disciples reclining around a table; Judas agrees to betray Jesus – colouring; Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane – colouring; Judas betrays Jesus – colouring; Jesus is led to trial – colouring by Roman soldiers; Peter denies Jesus – colouring; Jesus is taken to Pilate – colouring by Roman soldiers; Pilate washes his hands – colouring; free printable
Last Supper – colouring (sermon4kids) Jesus standing up and holding the bread before the disciples; free printable
Last Supper – colouring (craftingthewordofGod) Jesus and the disciples around a table; free printable
Last supper – colouring (sundayschoolprintables) in a stained glass style showing Jesus holding the cup and two disciples looking over his shoulder; free printable
Biblical Easter – colouring pages (shirleys-preschool-activities) Last Supper – Jesus breaks bread; Garden of Gethsemane; Kiss of Betrayal; Peter denies Jesus; Pilate washes hands; free printable
Jesus before Pilate — coloring (christiancliparts) free printable
Jesus praying in the garden – colouring (mylittlehouse) free printable
Last supper – colouring (whatsintheBible) Jesus lifts the cup; Jesus prays alone in the Garden of Gethsemane – colouring; Judas arrives with the soldiers to betray Jesus – colouring free printable
Jesus clears the temple – colouring (Biblewise); Jesus washes the disciples’ feet – colouring; Rooster – colour by number; The last supper; Garden of Gethsemane; Judas’ betrayal; Jesus’ arrest; Six illegal trials; Peter’s denial; plus more; free printable
Easter – Colouring / Puzzle Bible Activity Sheets for kids (Calvary Curriculum revised; scroll down to numbers NT079-NT087) each booklet has one colouring page and several puzzle pages; Last supper, Jesus washes the disciples’ feet, Judas’ betrayal, Garden of Gethsemane, the trials; free printable (members only)
Jazz up your colouring pages combine or shrink colouring pages, add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial
C.S. LEWIS QUOTE: “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice… You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ COLOURING FOR KIDS ~ CRUCIFIXION / RESURRECTION ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Christ’s sacrifice is foretold – colouring / puzzles (Calvary Curriculum original; number 145) in Isaiah 53; also available in Spanish (number 145); free printable
1 Corinthians 15 – Scripture Doodle (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel… how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried; and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures; the Gospel message in a nutshell; free printable
Resurrection – colouring (abdaacts) Stone path to the cross; light shining through the clouds; a banner and Bible verse from 1 John 4:10, ‘This is love. Not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins’; free printable
Resurrection – doodle (hopeink; scroll down) 3 empty crosses on a hill with massive sunrise behind them; Bible verse from John 11:25 – I am the resurrection and the life; free printable
Jesus died for me – colouring (abdaacts; scroll down) For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins; cross and angels blowing trumpets with Bible verse from Romans 3:25; and there is room for your child to add their name to the centre of the cross; free printable
John 3:16 – colouring (abdaacts; scroll down) For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life; decorated with beautiful butterflies; alternative link; free printable
Jesus on the way to the cross – colouring; Jesus on the cross – colouring (abdaacts); Empty Cross – colouring Not my will but your will be done; very important words from Luke 22:42 with a simple wooden cross and a crown of thorns at the base; Jesus on the cross – colouring; Jesus is buried – colouring; The tomb is sealed – colouring; Angels declare Christ’s resurrection – colouring; Jesus and Mary – colouring; Empty tomb – colouring; The road to Emmaus – colouring; Jesus appears to the disciples – colouring; Jesus cooking breakfast – colouring; Jesus appears to Thomas – colouring (scroll down); Ascension – colouring; He is risen from the dead and He is Lord – colouring empty tomb with a large cross that is also a sword; Jesus at the right hand of God the Father – colouring; free printable
Jesus is King – Gospel colouring booklet for kids (ministry-to-children) 4 fabulous free printable pages based on these themes: Who is my King? Why do I need a king? What makes Jesus the best King? (showing a large crown surrounded by thorns to represent his divine nature and his suffering on the cross. Small call outs around the crown contain phrases related to his kingship. Each of these is a direct answer to our need for a king. They speak of His power to overcome, His wisdom to guide, and His victory over Satan.) How do I follow Jesus as my King?
Resurrection – colouring (answersingenesis) Three crosses and an empty tomb at sunrise with Bible verse from John 3:16; and here is the same Resurrection – colouring with the words: Decide your side; Jesus rose from the dead – colouring the two women look at each other in puzzlement outside the empty tomb, as an angel sits on the stone and one of the guards is flaked out; Resurrection – colouring Jesus sitting by the empty tomb; free printable
Easter colouring pages (ministry-to-children) He is Risen; Death is defeated; Woman at Empty Tomb; Happy Easter; Resurrection; Empty tomb with a vacancy sign and a cartoon devil in a classic ‘doh’ pose; and an Easter ‘Will you come to church with me?’ invitation to colour; Good News booklet – colouring My righteousness is never enough – Christ’s righteousness covers me (a simple explanation of the Gospel for kids using a coat); free printable
Centurion at the Cross – colouring (ministryark; scroll down to the end of the post to download) at the moment he looks up and realizes who Jesus was; with Bible verse from Matthew 27:54 – Truly, this was the Son of God; He is Alive – colouring showing the empty tomb; free printable
325 Colouring / Puzzle Bible Activity Sheets for Kids (Calvary Curriculum original; numbers 237-244) each booklet is about 6 pages and has one colouring page and several puzzle pages about the cross, resurrection, ascension; also available in Spanish (numbers 237-244); free printable
Cross scene – colouring (marydeandraws) three crosses with water lilies and dragonflies in the foreground, with Bible verse from Luke 23:42-43 – Truly I say to you today you will be with Me in Paradise; also available in Spanish; John 12:24-25 – colouring Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life; Isaiah 53:6 – colouring We all like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord has laid on Him the sins of us all; 1 John 1:9 – colouring If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness; doodles in a cute stick figure style; free printable
Cross – colouring (flandersfamily) with Bible verse from Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us; a beautiful decorated cross in a doodle style with fine detail and words radiating out from centre; Ephesians 5:2 – colouring (scroll down to ‘calligraphy/coloring pages’) Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a sacrifice and a fragrant aroma unto God. decorated with flower doodles; free printable
Good news – colouring booklet (goodnewscoloringbook; scroll down) the complete story of Jesus from birth to the cross and finishing with the ascension. I sent this to my kids over several postings one year, starting from Christmas and ending with Easter; available in over 100 languages, including Spanish, French, Swahili, Thai, Tagalog and Amharic; free printable
Jesus loves me – colouring book (basictraining) a beautiful colouring and story book with a Gospel message explaining the 7C’s of God’s history from creation and corruption through to Christmas and then the cross; and how Adam’s and Eve’s sin relates to us today; The Bible says that sin leads to death. But because God loved Adam and Eve He brought a lamb to die in their place. The lamb did not sin. The lamb did not deserve to die. God also promised Adam and Eve that He would send a Saviour to pay for the sins of the entire world, so that any one who believes in Him could be saved from their sin; 22 pages that can also be turned into a DIY activity book or sent a few pages at a time to your sponsored child; also available in Spanish; free printable
Jesus is Risen – empty tomb colouring (lessons4Sundayschool; click on ’empty tomb’) it looks like the stone is exploding outwards, and there is plenty of room to add your own Bible verse and doodles; free printable
Empty tomb – colouring (craftingthewordofGod) with stone rolled aside, light rays and 3 crosses in background; He is risen – colouring empty tomb with 3 crosses on a hill behind them and the words, He is risen; The road to Emmaus – colouring; free printable
Alleluia Christ is Risen – colouring (flamecreative) a decorated half cross with light beams radiating out and words around border; free printable
Jesus is Risen – coloring (Biblewonderland; scroll down to ‘Jesus is risen’) a fun colouring page of the guards sleeping at the empty tomb with 3 empty crosses on the hill behind them; free printable
Jesus on cross – colouring; Empty tomb – colouring (coloring-nicole; scroll down) free printable
The empty tomb is discovered – colouring (Jesusandkidz) showing two disciples looking in the empty tomb; Jesus breaks bread – colouring after walking along the Emmaus Road and the disciples look surprised; free printable
Scarf draped over cross – colouring (crayola) free printable
Easter story – colouring (mylittlehouse) Jesus carrying cross; cross scene; empty tomb; Jesus is alive; Jesus appears to disciples; ascension; free printable
Jesus carrying cross – colouring (sermon4kids) with Bible verse from Mark 8:34 – If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me; Women at the empty tomb – colouring; Jesus appears to Mary – colouring; Thomas bows before Jesus – colouring free printable
He is Risen – colouring (christianpreschoolprintables) cross with a heart at the centre, sunrise background and the words, ‘He is risen’; and Jelly bean prayer – colouring (scroll down); free printable
Back in 3 days – tiny colouring page a fun hand-drawn wooden cross with a sign pinned on the centre of it saying, ‘Back in 3 days’; free printable
Jesus on the cross – colouring (Christiananswers) Jesus died on the cross for our sins; Boy at cross – colouring looking up from the foot of the cross; Jesus rose from the dead – colouring disciples looking into empty tomb; free printable
Biblical Easter – colouring (shirleys-preschool-activities) The women at the tomb; Jesus carrying the cross; Crown of thorns; Nail in Jesus’ hands; Jesus on the cross – It is finished; Removing Jesus from the cross; Golgotha; Jesus is alive – women – stone rolled away; Jesus and Thomas; free printable
Jesus struggling under the cross – colouring (apples4theteacher; scroll down) free printable
Risen Jesus – colouring (kookerkids) standing, holding out hands and showing nail prints; sunrise on a beach background – colouring; free printable
Easter – colouring pages (teacherhelp) Stained glass cross; John 3:16 – colour in the words of the verse; an open book; a cross; lilies; Jesus lives – disciples kneeling at empty tomb; He lives – lilies on an open book; free printable
Easter – colouring pages (lessons4Sundayschool; scroll down) cute for younger children; girl kneeling at cross surrounded with love hearts; empty tomb; cross with crown on top and draped with sash with the word ‘Lord’; cross with hearts; free printable
Resurrection – colouring (freefuneaster) 3 empty crosses – one draped with a scarf; sunrise at the back with radiating light beams; white dove; flowers; and words, ‘I am the resurrection and the life’; The Son is Risen – empty tomb colouring an angel sitting on rock, 3 empty crosses in background; Risen Jesus holding out hands and showing nail prints – sunrise background; birds and flowers and the word Alleluia – colouring; He is Risen – colouring with lilies; Alleluia lilies stained glass colouring; Rejoice – colouring with birds and flowers; free printable
Empty Tomb – colouring (sundayschoolprintables) on a hill with stone rolled away; Jesus appears to one of the disciples – stained glass colouring; Ascension – stained glass colouring in a stained glass style; free printable
Cross – colouring (religiousdoodles) in a doodle style; free printable
Jesus crossed sin out – colouring (River Valley Kids) a large cross squashing a snake in a cartoon style; free printable
3 Crosses on hill – colouring (akidsheart) a very simple sketch with Bible verse from Mark 15:25 – And it was the third hour and they crucified Him; free printable
Fun Easter Activity colouring booklet (allplayonsunday) a very simple activity book to colour for younger children; free printable
Resurrection – colouring (indooroutdoorspace) with Bible verse from John 11:25-26 – Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”; decorated with large flowers and a cross; free printable
He is Risen – colouring (MrAdron) 3 crosses – one draped with a scarf on a hill over an empty tomb; He was buried and He rose again – colouring empty tomb scene coming out of an open book; I am the resurrection and the life – colouring scarf draped over empty cross with path leading to empty tomb; Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures – colouring of cross standing on an open book and decorated with flowers; We love Him because He first loved us – colouring of big heart on an empty cross; Wordless Gospel – colouring with room for your child to draw their own face; ABCs of the Gospel – colouring; John 3:16 – colouring words over outline of Jesus struggling carrying the cross; free printable
Jesus on the cross – colouring (answersingenesis) free printable
Easter colouring / puzzle Bible activity sheets for kids (Calvary Curriculum revised; scroll down to NT088-NT095) each booklet has one colouring page and several puzzle pages; cross, resurrection, ascension; free printable (members only)
Jesus sits on His Father’s throne – colouring (abdaacts) showing where Jesus is right now (until the appointed time for Him to come back); Mark 12:27 – colouring He is not the God of the dead but of the living; free printable
Jazz up your colouring pages combine or shrink colouring pages, add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial
THINK SPOT: Have you ever stopped to think about the crucifixion from the Father’s perspective? How much He must have loved you and me to stand by and allow His only and beloved Son to be tortured so badly and treated so arrogantly ~ to pay the penalty of death for our sin. :o
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Bible Puzzles (max7) great Bible puzzles for kids – here are some direct links: Christ takes our sins gives us His goodness; Know God Know Life; God so loved the World that He gave His Only Son – word search in the shape of a cross; Jesus died for us so we can live with Him forever; All who Trust in Jesus Have Eternal Life; The Blood of Jesus Christ God’s Son cleanses us from all sin; All who receive Jesus become God’s children; The Gift of God is Eternal Life – dot to dot; Jesus is the Light of the World; How long, wide, deep and high is God’s love to us; Put your Hope in God; How do I get to Heaven – maze; Jesus is coming – we will be with the Lord forever – word search; The mystery of the missing body an interview activity for children to examine the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection; some of these are also available in other languages; free printable
325 Puzzle / Colouring Bible Activity Sheets for Kids (Calvary Curriculum original; numbers 219, 229-244) each booklet is about 6 pages and has one colouring page and several puzzle pages, including word searches, fill-in-blanks, crosswords, true or false, circle correct words, mazes; also available in Spanish (numbers 219, 229-244); free printable
Christ’s sacrifice is foretold – colouring / puzzles (Calvary Curriculum original; number 145) Isaiah 53) from a prophetic perspective; also available in Spanish (scroll down to number 145); free printable
Easter Story Hunt – puzzle (imom) colourful and very cute; free printable
Jesus in Jerusalem – maze (answersingenesis) When Jesus came to Jerusalem, He went willingly to give His life as a sacrifice on the Cross. Follow Jesus’ path through Jerusalem to the Cross; then use the code to decipher the Bible verse; 7C’s of history – puzzles word search, quiz; 2 page handout tying Genesis 3 to the cross and how it all fits together; Jesus Died for Sinners – word search 16 words; Jesus Rose – memory verse decode; Jesus Rose – word search 16 words; Jesus Rose from the Dead – word search 12 words; John 11:25 – memory verse code use the code to complete the Bible verse; John 11:25 – memory verse scramble; John 3:16 – memory verse decode; Jesus Rose from the Dead – quiz true/false, 10 questions; Jesus is Risen – blackboard race; Jesus died for sinners – easy puzzle Draw a circle around the two pictures that are most important and then color them; cross, empty tomb, chick, bunny and a basket of eggs; free printable
Which disciples got their feet washed – maze (Biblewise); Jesus washes the disciples’ feet – word search (11 words); Last supper – quick crossword (6 clues); Jesus’ last words – coded puzzle; Jesus gives His disciples the greatest commandment – coded puzzle; Garden of Gethsemane – true/false quiz 5 statements; Peter denies Jesus – rooster shaped word puzzle; Peter denies Jesus – complete the picture; Why was Jesus willing to die on the cross – cross out puzzle cross out letters to find the answer and what Jesus said to Pilate; Crown of thorns – maze; Decode the sign above the cross; Decode the message of forgiveness that Jesus prayed on the cross; Find the cave where Jesus was buried – maze; What Good news was told at the empty tomb? – puzzle; Jesus is alive – maze to help Mary find Jesus; Sherlock Holmes detective work grab your magnifying glass to find out exactly what each person saw at the empty tomb; Easter – true / false quiz circle the letters to find out what the disciples said on Resurrection morning; Resurrection – quick quiz match the people to the 6 clues; Resurrection – true / false quiz 7 statements; more Easter – puzzles, activities and lesson ideas for kids about the last supper; washing the disciples feet; the Garden of Gethsemane; Judas’ betrayal; Jesus’ arrest; the six illegal trials; Peter’s denial; crossword puzzles, word searches, word scrambles, hidden pictures, mazes, lesson ideas, activities and colouring pages; free printable
Biblical Easter – puzzles (Sundayschoolresources; scroll down to ‘Easter Worksheet Booklet’) with Bible verse Luke 14:27; easy maths sudoku; hidden message rebus; maze; dot-to-dot; word search (37 words); true/false; underline correct word; unscramble; fill in the blank; crossword; anagram; plus an Easter word search (scroll down to ‘Easter word search puzzle’) in the shape of a cross; 38 words, plus a Last Supper Crossword (scroll down to ‘The Last Supper’) 14 words to fit into a grid; Crucifixion Maze (scroll down to ‘Crucifixion Maze’) in the shape of a cross; quite detailed; free printable
Cross – maze (calvarywilliamsport) simple heart shaped maze with a cross in the middle; free printable
Easter – word search (livingwaters) 20 words; bright green background; free printable
John 3:16 – word search (Christiananswers) heart-shaped word search with 27 words based on John 3:16 to find out: does God really love you?; Resurrection of Jesus – word search 19 words in shape of a stubby cross; Resurrection Sunday – word search 25 words; free printable
Word Search in shape of a cross (kidscraps; click on ‘Word Puzzle 02’) pink background; 23 words; free printable
Last Supper – word search (Biblewonderland) 10 words; press ‘CTRL + P’ to print; free printable
Biblical Easter – word search (squiglysplayhouse; pdf) 19 words; free printable
Biblical Easter – word search (freeeasterprintables) 21 words; free printable
Power of the Cross – cross out puzzle (kidssundayschool) from Luke 23:24; as Jesus died on the cross between two criminals, He asked His Father to do something very special for all of us; free printable
Easter – crossword (Biblewordgames) 17 clues; free printable
Easter – word jumble (apples4theteacher) unscramble 20 words from a word bank; free printable
Easter printables and lapbook (Godsmostprecious) memory verses, Scripture copy work, colouring pages, there are 51 pages here and it looks great; the focus is not just to teach a “story”, but a life changing event, to get to know Christ; more Christ centred Easter – printables and ideas for younger children free printable
Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus (dantheanimalman) questionnaire to fill in from Bible verses to look up; free printable
Easter puzzles (confessionsofahomeschooler; scroll down for the Biblical Easter items) cute ideas for our little ones; tic-tac-toe; bingo; matching puzzles; simple jigsaw puzzle; Bible verse cards; free printable
Resurrection – colouring / puzzles / learn to draw (colormountain; scroll down) free printable
Easter resurrection pack (blessedbeyondadoubt) 23 pages for 3 to 5 year olds – very cute – alphabet pre-writing practice; handwriting; numbers 1-12; puzzles; shapes; colouring; I can write my name; number maze; memory game; what comes next?; which one’s different; free printable (subscribers only)
Easter lapbook (currclick) free, but you have to create an account; full preview available
Easter Colouring / Puzzle Bible Activity Sheets for kids (Calvary Curriculum revised; numbers NT079-NT095) each booklet has one colouring page and several puzzle pages including word searches, fill-in-blanks, crosswords, true or false, circle correct words, mazes; Last supper, Jesus washes the disciples’ feet, Judas’ betrayal, Garden of Gethsemane, the trials, cross, resurrection, ascension; members only
God’s love for us – Bible study booklet (Calvary Curriculum; click on ‘topical curriculum’ and scroll down to ‘God’s love for us’) 78 pages designed as a summer camp activity fill-in booklet with colouring page; a little about you (favourite colour, food, etc) and 8 fun Bible studies with lots of graphics to colour, mazes, word searches, mirror word searches, crosswords, dot-to-dot, coded puzzles about 1 John 4:9-10 – In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins; members only
Design your own puzzle specifically tailored for your child with this easy tutorial
QUOTE: “Jesus Christ is on every single page of the Bible, even in the Old Testament. When we discover that, it totally changes our perspective. Look for Him on every page.” Dr Chuck Missler
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ RESURRECTION EGGS ~ AN EASTER EGG HUNT TO LEARN THE TRUE MEANING OF EASTER
Idea: Make a paper version of this activity to send to your sponsored child so they can share it with their family and friends. Or do it with your own family and send the photos to your sponsored child to share the fun.
Easter story hunt (imom) colourful and very cute activity to learn the true meaning of Easter; free printable
Resurrection Eggs for toddlers (happyhomefairy) and a cute, colourful free printable for other children too; and here’s a fun way to share the Gospel with an inflatable bunny with Bible verses and story cards leading up to Easter for your own family; your child will love the colourful Bible verse story cards; and Easter egg scavenger hunt to share the true meaning of Easter to toddlers; very cute
Resurrection eggs – activity book (familylife; scroll down and click on ‘Resurrection Eggs activity book’) Christian Easter games, colouring, crafts, activities, sharing the Gospel with younger children, as well as party ideas and recipes for your own children / grandchildren / students; free printable
Make your own Resurrection Eggs (livingonadime) adapt for paper for your sponsored child
Make your own resurrection eggs (christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down) for younger children; free printable
Make your own resurrection eggs (adventuresinmommydom) this one is a paper version with pictures on small oval shapes that can be joined together to make a necklace; free printable
For anyone doing a resurrection egg activity with your own family or friends, here is a cute and easy idea for an Easter tulle basket (freefuneaster); free printable
THINK SPOT: Either the Father or the Son – at any point – could have said, “Enough already! The price is too high. They are not worth it!”… But (thankfully) they didn’t. Our freedom was not cheap. It costs us nothing. It cost Him everything. G.R.A.C.E = God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ CRAFTS / GAMES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Risen – learn to draw (1arthouse) cross, empty tomb, and the word ‘Risen’ in a doodle style; free printable
He is Risen – paper plate craft (funfreeeaster) adapt this fun idea to make a version that will post flat for your sponsored child; or take a photo of your family / students making it to share with your child; free printable
He is Risen – craft for kids (craftingthewordofGod) roll the stone away using a metal brad or paper fastener; simple but beautiful; Mosaic cross – craft for kids; More Easter crafts for kids free printable
Easter Story Wreath beautiful wreath to colour and make with Bible verses and pictures telling the Easter story from the Triumphal Entry to Pentecost; free printable
Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane – 3D picture to make (mylittlehouse; scroll down); Truly this was the Son of God – 3D picture to make centurion near the empty crosses; He is Risen – 3D picture to make Jesus outside the empty tomb; in colour or to colour; Ascension – 3D picture to make; Easter – 3D paper toys empty tomb, Jesus, Mary, 2 angels, 2 guards so you can make your own scene; free printable
Good news story booklet – to make and colour (marydeandraws) share the Goods News story of Easter in the context of the larger story of what God is doing and has been doing since creation; in a cute stick figure doodle style; free printable
Easter – activities for kids (childrensministry) There is nothing beautiful about a cross. The Romans used it to execute their worst criminals. The representative of the known ruler of the world declared Jesus Christ innocent of all charges. But the Lord Jesus turned the cross into a beautiful thing when He gave his life for our sins and the sins of the world. Barabbas was our representative. He went free. The innocent died for the guilty. Jesus died in his (and our) place. God can make all things beautiful, even the ugliest thing on earth. Decorate a blank cross with stickers, scraps of coloured paper, pencils, paints, etc. And lots more fun ideas for kids
Easter crafts and lesson ideas for kids (ministry-to-children) lesson plans; devotionals; bingo; crafts; games
Easter week crafts and family devotional (adventuresinmommydom; click on ‘Easter family devotional’ just under the heading at the top of the page to download) Bible verses, crafts and questions to think about; free printable
Cross sunset watercolour activity for kids (biblestoryprintables; scroll down to ‘Easter Watercolor Craft for Kids’) paint a beautiful sunset background to 3 white crosses on a hill done with white crayon; free printable
Colourful Light Ray Cross – craft (housingaforest) white cross with coloured light rays around it
Cross – stained glass window (busybeekidscrafts) easy card or sun catcher to make using bits of coloured tissue paper (or paintbrush or paper dots) to create a stained glass window effect
Easter ideas for younger children (christianpreschoolprintable; scroll down) bingo; memory match; He is risen – simple jigsaw puzzle; empty tomb craft; Bible verse cards; Easter cross watercolour; jelly bean prayer mini booklet to colour, jelly bean prayer jigsaw puzzle, stained glass cross to make with pretty floral pattern; Easter word wall cards; Easter/Resurrection Bible puzzles (stained glass jigsaws); Easter spin to win game on a cross shaped game board; and more; free printable
Mary meets Jesus at the tomb – 3D standing craft / diorama to make and colour
Easter week – board game (sundayschoolkids) from Palm Sunday to the resurrection; free printable
Easter – empty tomb – mini theatre to make and colour (makinglearningfun) Mary and Mary Magdalene discover that Jesus has risen. One side shows the ladies sad, the other happy. One side shows the soldiers with a straight face, the other in shock. Cut out and glue the tomb to a file folder and store the pieces inside; free printable
Easter – crafts and activities for kids (abcJesuslovesme)
Easter Ideas for kids (teacherhelp) crafts, puzzles, devotions, stories, plays, skits, puppets, bulletin board ideas
Jesus is Risen (activity-mom) cool Bible people figures to play with (including other Bible figures who have paraded through history and would have rejoiced to see the coming of the Messiah); free printable
Easter butterfly – mini book to make and colour (makinglearningfun) showing how a butterfly in a cocoon is like Jesus in the tomb. Colour and cut apart to make a simple mini book; use as a colouring page or use the idea to make your own; free printable
Butterfly crafts (scroll down) including this cute caterpillar in a pocket which folds in half (one fold) to make a butterfly; with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – When anyone is joined to Christ, he is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come; free printable
Paper loop lamb – craft (freekidscrafts) for your own family using a loop of paper/card and cotton wool to represent Jesus, our Passover lamb; or adapt the idea and post flat for your sponsored child; looks easy and cute
More Christian Easter ideas (pinterest)
“What a joy it is to know that my Saviour lives. After taking my sin, my shame to the wretched cross, Jesus rose victoriously. He conquered death. He is risen.” — Author Unknown
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Romans 10:9 – Bible Poster (Paper Gifts for Estefany) If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead you shall be saved (what a precious promise); sunset photo with person kneeling at the foot of the cross; free printable
Jesus loved us and gave His life for us – Bible Poster (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Revelation 1:5 – Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood; free printable
Newness of Life – FREE paper gifts (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster, bookmark, wallet cards and more featuring Bible verse from Romans 6:4-6 – Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life… henceforth we should not serve sin; free printable
Easter – posters (hobbylobby) about 15 to choose from; free printable – here are a couple of my favourites:
2008 – ‘You too have as destiny’ beautiful poster showing Jesus as a toddler playing at his father’s feet in the carpenter workshop; with His shadow falling in the shape of a cross;
2009 – ‘Son I need you to build me a bridge. Here are all the tools you will need. Love dad’ a poignant poster of a scroll, a hammer and some nails;
2005 – He is Risen – the promise in the manger fulfilled in an empty tomb;
2002 – Choose your beliefs.
Father’s Love Letter (fathersloveletter) beautiful Bible verses in a love letter from God to you. Available as a poster, comic book, letter or card; suitable for all ages and available in 116 languages; free printable
He is Risen – poster (homegrownhospitality) beautiful poster in a doodle style showing a cross with a big heart on it
He is Risen – poster (redbird-blue) simple, colourful word art; free printable
Words in the shape of cross (miriamleee) I always thought love was shaped like a (heart) but it’s actually like a (cross)
He is Not Here – poster (hopeink) sunrise doodle with black letters on green, yellow and gold background; Bible verse from Luke 24:5-6 – Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He is risen; 8×10 or 5×7; free printable
John 3:16 – pretty watercolour posters (freeprettythingsforyou; scroll down) a pretty watercolour splash on a white background with Bible verse in white text; free printable
Easter Subway Art (todaysfabulousfinds) in various colours using a border of words: Atonement; Easter; Resurrection; Christ; free printable
He is Risen (1dogwoof) word art; mainly black letters on white background with a couple of words in blue and green; Bible verse from Matthew 28:5-6; free printable
Easter Subway Art (decoratingcents) black letters on white background using words like: Redeemer, He is Risen, God with us, Love, Life, Saviour, Jesus, Messiah, etc. This would also look great printed on fleuro or different coloured paper; free printable
2 Easter posters (laurie-freshpicked) He is not here, He is risen; Truly I tell you today you will be with me in paradise from from Luke 23:43; free printable
I know that my Redeemer Lives – poster (lovingeverysecond) simple design of white text on 4 different coloured backgrounds – yellow, mauve, green or grey; free printable
Colourful subway art (creativepreschoolresources) on white background with a large gold cross; 3 designs; free printable
Real Easter Bunnies – poster for kids (happyhomefairy) with Bible verses and words – Real Easter Bunnies are white as snow because Jesus takes all sins away; cute for younger children; free printable
Christ the Lord is Risen Today – poster (hymnsandverses) chalkboard free printable
I know my Redeemer lives – poster (mustardseeds) with Bible verse from 1 Peter 1:3 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead; chalkboard free printable
He is Risen – bookmarks (sundayschoolzone) with Bible verse from Matthew 28:6 – He has been resurrected; on dark teal background; He’s Alive – bookmarks with Bible verse from John 20:18 – I have seen the Lord; on dusky pink background; He is Risen – bookmarks to colour He is risen indeed; with a blank cross; free printable
Easter – bookmarks (Biblestoryprintables; scroll down) in colour or to colour; 3 or 4 per page; and 10 Easter Bible verse cards (scroll down) on pretty Easter egg shaped cards with separate envelope pocket; free printable
Jelly bean story – cards (confessionsofahomeschooler; scroll down to ‘The Jelly Bean Story’) Okay, so we can’t send the jelly beans to our sponsored children, but this little poem is cute and colourful for our homeschool or Sunday school students; easily understood even by younger children; 4 per page; plus more fun Easter ideas; free printable
Jelly bean prayer for kids (happyhomefairy) and it can also be used as a card; free printable
Jelly bean prayer – bookmarks / cards (christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down) and Easter Bible verse cards for younger children; free printable
Easter Story – illustrated booklet (mylittlehouse) 7 page booklet in colour from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Ascension; free printable
Jesus loves me – story book (basictraining) a beautiful story book with a Gospel message explaining the 7C’s of God’s history from creation and corruption through to Christmas and the cross; and how Adam’s and Eve’s sin relates to us today; The Bible says that sin leads to death. But because God loved Adam and Eve He brought a lamb to die in their place. The lamb did not sin. The lamb did not deserve to die. God also promised Adam and Eve that He would send a Saviour to pay for the sins of the entire world, so that any one who believes in Him could be saved from their sin; 22 pages that can also be turned into a DIY activity book or sent a few pages at a time to your sponsored child; free printable
The first Easter – cartoon booklet (Bibleforchildren; scroll down to number 54) in colour or to colour (CB); big (story – 24 pages) or small (tract – 2 page) in very bright primary colours; also available in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Amharic, and many more; free printable
Evidence for the Resurrection + The Price of Liberty – Tracts (tomorrowsforefathers; scroll down to ‘Tracts’) free printable
Gospel Kaleidoscope – make your own (Christiananswers) a simple Gospel presentation using 5 different colours; also available in French, Spanish, Indonesian, Portuguese and other languages
Easter – gift tags (freeprettythingsforyou) in a pretty shabby chic style for our girls decorated with flowers with the words: He Lives; He is Risen; free printable
Manga Messiah – comic book bible (for purchase) telling the story of the Messiah from His birth to the Resurrection. My kids loved these. Monica told us it is her favourite book. :)
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ IMAGES ~ FREE PRINTABLE
He is not here – He is Risen (answersingenesis) free printable cartoon showing graves of world leaders through history – and only ONE is empty!
Waddya mean, that wasn’t you who just said good morning? (far side) a fun Biblical cartoon showing two guards resting outside the empty tomb
Empty tomb looking from the inside out add a resurrection Bible verse
DIY CREATIVE IDEAS – Use these easy tutorials and your favourite Biblical Easter image and Bible verse to make your own:
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ STATIONERY ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Raised to Walk in Newness of Life – stationery / note cards (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Romans 6:4-6 – Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life… henceforth we should not serve sin; free printable
Father’s Love Letter – greeting card (Godlovesyou.tv) a beautiful card with ‘The Father’s Love Letter’ selection of Bible verses; free printable
Cross – lined stationery (leehansen) cross draped with a purple scarf; white lilies; backlit by a round yellow sun; free printable
Cross – stationery (freeletterheadtemplates) with red and gold colours; free printable
Cross – lined stationery (mintprintables) pale blue vintage cross covered with flowers; free printable
Jelly bean prayer card for kids (happyhomefairy) free printable
Easter – card to make (teacherhelp; scroll down) in the shape of a cross, very easy; also in Spanish and Portuguese
Easter – card (greetingcarduniverse; for purchase) bunny looking at the cross says, “Don’t look at me! I can offer you chocolate, but Jesus can offer you eternal life!” (love it!)
Easter – lined writing paper (activityvillage) with the word ‘Easter’ and the ‘t’ cross shape slightly emphasised with a couple of hearts, doodles and a flower; free printable (for members)
Why not use your favourite Easter image to make your own stationery
FUN THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR OWN FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR A BIBLICAL EASTER
Grace – mini garden beautiful idea and make sure you send photos to your sponsored children
Some cute Easter ideas (happyhomefairy) including this one: You are egg-stra special – Easter egg treats fill plastic eggs with candy and chocolates then deliver them with this fun and colourful note all over town (fabulous idea for kids): You are egg-stra special. Bunnies, eggs and jelly beans, that’s not all that Easter means. There is another message too… Jesus died for me and you!
Creative things to make Easter come alive (allplayonsunday) fun ideas for younger children
CELEBRATE PASSOVER: Holidays celebrated by Jesus Passover is the story of God’s amazing deliverance for His people and He commands that we remember and celebrate it and make sure we teach it to our children. This is how Jesus grew up. Here are some ideas if you would like to celebrate your own Passover. Set up your own Passover meal and wash the feet of your family / students (powerful); First Passover – blood on the door posts – colouring (pdf); Passover – word search; Why are Christians celebrating Passover; First Passover, Moses and God’s Top 10 – FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas; free printable
BIBLICAL EASTER ~ WORSHIP MUSIC
To help put you in the mood for preparing your Easter packages of love:
Easter and YOU in a 4 minute rap very cool
Jeremy Camp: Overcome a fabulous song to listen to while you are working on your Easter package
Jeremy Camp: King Jesus All creation shook on that very day The Lamb was slain; then redemption came to anyone who would call His name.
Dance your shoes off with these 2,000 people from Texas having lots of fun and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus in a powerful way. Each participant left a new pair of shoes on the field for those in need. What a fabulous, fabulous idea! Here is a global version. From every tribe and every nation. On the same day, thousands of Christians all over the world praised Jesus Christ’s resurrection with dancing!
Rejoice! Jesus is Alive! He is risen!
Butterflies ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas; butterflies are a beautiful reminder of eternal life. Caterpillar + chemical soup = butterfly = outrageous beauty. It’s an incredible symbol of eternal life after death
Heaven ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas
First Passover, Moses and God’s Top 10 ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas; free printable
Good people don’t go to Heaven NONE of us are good enough! Only FORGIVEN people go to Heaven.
Global Outreach Day – 25 May 2019 Save the date! Together we can reach the world!
“There is no one in all of history to take your sins… only one… that’s Jesus Christ the Son of God… there is a cost… preach the Gospel at any cost.” ~ Source (powerful inspiration)
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