Hey friends! Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it is all about the most important thing in my life….Jesus! I am always trying to find new ways to teach my kiddos at home and church about the importance of Holy Week. Here are a few ways I try to help them understand the events that happened leading up to Easter Sunday.
I love teaching the Palm Sunday story! I use this kid friendly version that comes with discussion questions. Then, we make puppets to retell the story for the younger kiddos and a dice review game for the older ones. We also color a kid friendly book about Palm Sunday.
THE FINAL HOURS:
This Final Hours Retelling Ring book really helps the kiddos understand what happened those final hours of Jesus’s life.
I LOVE using this activity on Easter Sunday! I use the puzzle pieces as a great visual tool while I am telling the Easter story. The kids love making their own puzzle to take home.
HOLY WEEK RETELLING EGGS:
One of my favorite things to do is make these Holy Week Retelling Eggs! I usually use this activity at the end of Holy Week after we have learned about Palm Sunday, The Last Supper and Good Friday. We just label eggs with the numbers 1-12 and fill them with the Holy Week Retelling pictures. I like to glue the Retelling Prompt Card onto the front of a small gift bag to send home with the eggs so parents can do this activity over and over again with their children at home.
THE EASTER STORY WITH JELLY BEANS:
This is a great way to incorporate the true meaning of Easter in a tasty way! I have my kiddos color each jelly bean to match the color word and I give them two jelly beans of each color. One to eat while I am talking about the meaning each color and one to take home in a baggie to further discuss at home with their families. You can learn more about this pack here!