Easter Homeschool Activities for Christians

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If you’re a Christian homeschooling mom, now is a great time to include some Easter homeschool activities into your day. I’m sharing a fun collection of Easter activities you can do with your kids this spring as part of your homeschool curriculum. These activities not only celebrate the season but also enrich your children’s understanding of the significance of Easter from a Christian perspective.

Easter is just a few days away, so it’s a great time for Christian homeschooling families to focus on the season’s meaning. I’m excited to share all these fun and meaningful Easter-themed activities perfect for Christian families.

These ideas are designed to teach kids about Jesus’ death and resurrection in a way that’s fun and educational. From crafting and outdoor activities to storytelling, there’s something for every family looking to add some Easter learning to their homeschool routine.

Easter Activities for Homeschoolers

Let’s look at all these fun ways to celebrate Easter and bring its lessons into our daily learning.

1. Resurrection Garden

Create a hands-on project by building a resurrection garden. Use a large bowl, dish or garden pot, potting soil, grass seed, rocks, and sticks to construct the garden. This can represent the tomb and the garden where Jesus was buried and resurrected. You can buy kits for this to make it really special! As you build your little resurrection garden, talk about the story of Easter and the symbolism of each part of the garden. Watching the grass grow can also be a metaphor for new life and resurrection.

2. Easter Story Stones

Paint stones with symbols that represent different parts of the Easter story, such as a cross, a tomb, a palm branch, etc. As you create these story stones, read the corresponding passages from the Bible. These can then be used as a storytelling aid to retell the Easter story in your own words, enhancing both creativity and biblical literacy. If you don’t want to make your own, you can buy them on Etsy!

3. Scripture Egg Hunt

Turn the traditional egg hunt into a learning activity. Inside each egg, place a piece of paper with Bible verses that tell the story of Easter. Children can find the eggs and then gather to read and discuss each verse. This not only makes the egg hunt more meaningful but also helps with memorization and understanding of scripture.

4. Stained Glass Cross Craft

Create stained glass crosses using contact paper and tissue paper. Cut a cross shape out of contact paper, then let your children stick small pieces of colored tissue paper onto it, mimicking the beauty of stained glass windows found in churches.

5. Easter Music and Hymns Study

Dedicate some time to learn about and sing various Easter hymns and songs. Discuss the stories behind the hymns and the scriptural references they contain. This is a wonderful way to integrate music education with religious studies, and it enriches your children’s appreciation for the role of music in worship.

Some of my favorite hymns for Easter are:

  • I Come to the Garden (this was the first hymn I taught my son in our first year of homeschooling back in 1998!)
  • Jesus Paid It All
  • The Old Rugged Cross
  • Because He Lives
  • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  • Amazing Grace

6. Resurrection Rolls

Baking resurrection rolls is both a cooking lesson and a visual representation of the empty tomb. As you bake, explain how the marshmallow (representing Jesus) inside the roll disappears (representing the resurrection), leaving the tomb (the roll) empty. This fun and delicious activity can lead into discussions about the miracle of Easter.

7. Biblical History Virtual Tour

Many museums offer virtual tours, especially around Easter. Take a virtual tour of a museum that features biblical artifacts or art that tells the Easter story. This can be a great history lesson and offers a unique perspective on the historical and cultural context of Easter.

8. Passover Meal Experience

Host a simplified Passover meal, also known as a Seder, to help children understand the connection between Passover and Easter. This can provide deep insights into Jesus’ last supper and its significance in Christian traditions. Discuss each element of the meal and its biblical symbolism.

9. Easter Story Lapbook

Create an Easter story lapbook filled with mini-books, fold-outs, and pockets that cover different aspects of the Easter story, from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection. This project encourages creativity and allows for a hands-on review of the biblical events and lessons learned.

10. Scripture Memory Challenge

Start a scripture memory challenge focusing on verses that tell the Easter story or highlight the promises of hope and resurrection. This can be a daily activity leading up to Easter, encouraging both memorization skills and spiritual reflection.

11. Journey to the Cross Walk

Design a “Journey to the Cross” walk in your home or yard with stations that represent various events from Holy Week. At each station, have a Bible reading, a reflection, or a simple activity. This can be a powerful way to walk through the events leading up to Easter Sunday, making the experience more tangible for children. I know this is more of a Catholic tradition – I’ve never done anything like this. But I thought it was an interesting idea!

12. Christian Symbols Art Project

Explore Christian symbols associated with Easter, such as the lamb, dove, or butterfly, through art projects. Research the meanings behind these symbols and create artworks that reflect their significance, using various mediums like watercolor, clay, or collage.

13. Holy Week Timeline

Create a timeline of Holy Week, detailing the events of each day from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Use pictures, drawings, or symbols to represent each event. This visual aid can help children understand the sequence of events and their importance.

14. Easter Journaling

Encourage your children to keep an Easter journal where they can write prayers, reflections, and what they learn each day about the Easter story. This can include their thoughts on the daily scripture readings, what Easter means to them, and how they see God working in their lives.

15. Acts of Kindness Calendar

Create an “Acts of Kindness” calendar leading up to Easter. Each day, have a different act of kindness or service project that your family can do together. This is a practical way to live out the lessons of love and sacrifice that Easter teaches.

16. Easter-Themed Science Projects

Incorporate science by doing egg experiments, such as egg drop challenges, studying egg anatomy, or exploring how substances react with eggshells. These activities can be a fun way to bring science into your Easter celebrations, with a nod to the traditional egg symbolism of new life.

17. Resurrection Theater

Put together a small play or reenactment of the Easter story. Children can make costumes, write scripts, and perform for family members. This activity is not only creative and fun but also helps children see the story come to life by acting it out.

18. Easter Poetry and Story Writing

Encourage your children to write poems or short stories that reflect the themes of Easter, such as hope, resurrection, and new life. This can be a wonderful way for them to express their faith and understanding of the season through creative writing.

19. Garden Tomb Exploration

Put together a hands-on gardening project by making a small “Garden Tomb” outside. This project can start with choosing a spot in your garden to represent the tomb where Jesus was laid. Plant flowers or herbs around it to symbolize new life and resurrection.

Talk about the significance of the garden in the Easter story and how gardens are often places of contemplation and renewal in the Bible. This activity combines lessons in gardening, biblical history, and spiritual reflection. Also a great time to sing “I Come to the Garden.”

20. Interactive Bible Map Activity

Create or use an existing map of the Holy Land during biblical times, focusing on key locations relevant to the Easter story, such as Jerusalem, the Garden of Gethsemane, Golgotha, and the tomb.

Using figures or markers to represent different events, move them through the locations as you read the Easter story together. This geographical exploration helps children visualize the story’s setting, enhancing their understanding of the events and the distances involved in the narratives of Holy Week.

21. Fun Easter Homeschool Printables

Incorporate some easy-to-use Easter homeschool printables into your curriculum for a mix of learning and fun. These printables are not only great for reinforcing the Easter story and its significance but also for practicing important academic skills like reading comprehension, vocabulary, and math. Set aside some time each day leading up to Easter to work on these printables together.

Conclusion

Doing these Easter homeschool activities can make your curriculum even more meaningful this spring. It’s a great time to help deepen your children’s faith, understanding of the Bible, and appreciation of the significance of Easter. Let each activity be a time of learning and faith-building as your family celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


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