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Easter is right around the corner. I’ve pulled together this roundup of creative ways to teach the resurrection to your kids—crafts, recipes, and activities they will love! If your family is like ours, you want to remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection more than bunnies and eggs for a meaningful and faith-filled holiday.

*Updated 3/13/24

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Jesus’ death and resurrection really are the pillars of our faith.

Christian Easter crafts and activities like these can make it easy to begin explaining Easter to a child in an easy-to-understand, memorable way.

Plus, it’s so much fun to make holidays special for kids with projects, activities, and traditions.

I love featuring ideas from other bloggers. There are so many fun things in this list for younger and older kids, and many have free printables that you can use.

Simply visit the links to learn more about the resurrection activities and crafts. You may want to save some of these ideas to refer back to in years to come!

Let me know in the comments if your family has any other creative ideas to teach the resurrection!

More Seasonal Craft Roundups from Aberle Home:

Creative Ways to Teach the Resurrection to Kids

1. Resurrection Garden by Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Learn how to plant a resurrection garden for a meaningful and beautiful Easter decoration.

2. Tape Resist Watercolor Cross by Wunder-Mom

This is a great art project for your kids to do together no matter their ages since your older kids can make the background behind the cross more involved.

3. Resurrection Story Stones by That Bald Chick

Paint these stones together, then use them to tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection to your children.

4. Watercolor Easter Advent Cards by Our Handcrafted Life

Use these cards in the days leading up to Easter for meaningful fellowship and discussion as a family.

Each card has a beautiful illustration on one side and a scripture reference, discussion question, activity, and a song or hymn on the other side.

5. Names of Jesus Easter Countdown by Not Consumed

Use this versatile countdown to focus on the names and characteristics of Jesus leading up to the Easter holiday.

6. Christ-Centered Easter Baskets for Kids by I Can Teach My Child

Jenae’s fun Easter basket ideas focus on learning about Jesus and growing in relationship with Him.

7. Christ-Centered Easter Egg Hunt by Hess Un-Academy

If you don’t want to forego a normal egg hunt with all the candy, but want to make it more meaningful at the same time, you’ll love Charlene’s creative idea! You’ll also learn some great Christ-centered Easter basket ideas.

8. Cross Suncatcher by Learn Play Imagine

What a beautiful hands-on project for preschoolers as they learn about Christ’s sacrifice for us.

9. Bible Activity Easter Notebook by Path Through the Narrow Gate

You’ll love giving your kids these activity pages—a great way to keep them occupied and learning at the same time.

10. Empty Tomb Rolls by Lovely Little Kitchen

These rolls are easier than they look and a perfect addition to Easter dinner.

11. Stained Glass Cross Cookies by Down Redbud Drive

Even your little ones can help with these special cookies. They will be thrilled with how they turn out!

12. DIY Easter Resurrection Miniatures by Mama’s Happy Hive

If you want to teach the resurrection in a Montessori-inspired way, this idea has you covered. Your kids will love collecting and creating all the little parts to the resurrection story.

13. How to Make a Crown of Thorns by eHow

Make a crown of thorns with supplies you can easily find at the craft store.

14. He is Risen Coloring Page by Flanders Family Home Life

Use this beautiful coloring page to keep your kids occupied while they are waiting for Easter dinner.

15. Easter Family Devotions and Coloring Pages by Lessons from Home

You’ll love Heather’s suggestions and verses for teaching both little ones and older kids about Easter. Give the coloring pages to your younger children to keep them engaged during the devotions.

16. Colorable Hosanna Palm Sunday Bookmarks by Sunday School Zone

Your kids will love coloring these “Hosanna” bookmarks as they learn about Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

17. Resurrection Story Cards by True Aim

These cards separate the resurrection story into six parts so your children can remember the story. Janine even has suggestions for fun games you can play with the cards!

18. Pop Up Easter Scenes by Amy’s Free Ideas

Print free sheets with the backgrounds and pop up figures. Amy shows you exactly how to put these together. Your kids will love telling you the story of the resurrection as they move the scenes.

19. Free Resurrection Pre-K/K Pack by This Reading Mama

You’ll love this free printable pack for your preschooler or kindergartner. It’s full of hands-on activities that are based on the true story of Easter. Becky even suggests some read-aloud books to accompany the pack.

20. Felt Palm Branches Toddler Craft by Toddler at Play

Your toddler will enjoy this easy and mess-free craft. You probably already have the supplies you’ll need at home!

21. He is Risen Craft by Non-Toy Gifts

Grab her Stef’s printable for a fun craft that your kids will enjoy putting together and playing with too.

22. Easter Story Wheel Spinner by Non-Toy Gifts

This spinner craft includes important events from Palm Sunday leading up to Easter. Your kids will love spinning through the images to tell the story.

23. Easter/Resurrection Bible Bingo by Christian Preschool Printables

Here you’ll find six different resurrection bingo game boards that are ready to print and play!

24. Salt Dough Tomb by Almost Unschoolers

See how this family makes a salt dough tomb each year to review the story of the resurrection and learn how you can do it too.

25. Easter Books that Focus on Jesus and the Cross by Alonda Tanner

If you’re looking for Easter books you can share together that celebrate and honor Jesus, you’ll love Alonda’s suggestions.

26. Lego Resurrection Garden by Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

If your kids like building with LEGO® bricks, they’ll will have a blast creating this scene!

I hope you found these creative ways to teach the resurrection helpful and inspiring!