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Easter Crafts for Sunday School

How to Make Easter Crafts for Sunday School
and Bible School


Easter Egg Top - Craft and Game for Sunday School

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Recycle plastic Easter eggs! Make these fun Easter egg tops for just pennies.

What you will need:

Large Plastic Easter Eggs

Liquid Chalk Markers


Colored Pencils


Clear Tape


How to Make the Easter Egg Tops:

1. Before class print out the patterns onto heavy paper.

Member's card pattern

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2. You can easily make your own patterns for the top if you don't want to purchase the pattern. Take the egg apart and place one half in the center of a piece of paper so that the open end is on the paper. Trace the egg to make a cicle.

Easter Egg Top Diagram

3. Find the center of the circle and use a math compass to draw another circle that is 5 1/4" in diameter around the first circle.

4. Draw another smaller circle inside the egg circle.

5. Cut out the large circle and the inside circle. Cut little slits all the way around the inside of the circle and fold down the tabs.

6. Color the paper circle with colored pencils. Use the chalk markers to decorate the eggs. The chalk markers will wipe off with use or water but they do make beautiful decorations on the eggs.

7. Slip The paper onto the egg and tape down.

These tops can be used for not only tops but for spinners for games.

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"For God So Loved the World" Heart Cross Craft for Easter

Easter Cross Craft - "For God so Loved the World" Cross Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

This is a great color sheet to use in your Sunday School class for Easter.

What you will need:

Paper (Card Stock if you are using water color paint)

Crayons, Markers, or Water Color Paint

Paint Brushes (Optional)



1. Before class print out the picture. If you are using water color, print out the picture onto card stock (thick paper).

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2. In class have your children color or paint the picture. As they work talk to them about what the Bible has to say about love.

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Glowing Easter Cross Craft for Sunday School


Glowing Easter Cross Craft For Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com. Pattern available for $1.00 as an instant download!

What you will need:

Bright yellow computer paper

Oil (such as canola oil or olive oil)

Paint brush

Paper towels


How to Make the Cross Craft:

1. Print out the cross pattern onto bright yellow computer paper and cut it out.

* If you have a printer that has water soluble ink, print out the pattern onto white computer paper and then use a copy machine to copy the pattern onto yellow paper. (*Inkjet printers are water soluble.)

2. Place a small amount of oil (1 teaspoon) into a cup. Use a paint brush to brush the oil over the back of the cross. When you have covered the entire cross with oil use paper towels to soak up any left over oil by pressing the cross pattern between to sheets of paper towels. The oil on the paper will make the paper translucent.

3. Tape the cross on a window. The images in the cross will seem to glow.


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New Life Butterfly Foam Confetti Craft for Sunday School

New Life Butterfly using Foam Confetti  www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Craft Foam

Hole punches of different shapes such as stars, hearts, flowers, etc.

Aleene's Tacky Glue

Colorful Cardstock

Craft Foam Shapes


How to Make the New Life Butterfly with Foam Confetti:

1. Draw or print out a picture of a butterfly onto colorful card stock (Heavy Paper), or use our butterfly pattern.

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2. Make confetti out of the craft foam by using hole punches of different shapes or cut up scrap craft foam into tiny pieces.

3. Have your children place glue on the butterfly where they want the confetti to stick and then sprinkle the confetti over the glue.

4. To finish have your children glue foam flower shapes or other shapes on the butterfly.

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"New Life" Butterfly Picture for Easter

New Life Butterfly Craft Kids Can Make www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Printer Paper

Bingo Dotters


Stickers, sequins, or other decorative Items


How to Make the New Life Butterfly:

1. Before class print out a butterfly picture and make copies.


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2. In class have your children paint the butterflies using Bingo dotters or paint. When the paint is dry they may want to add sequins, stickers or other decorative items.


Egg shell confetti butterfly Easter Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Easter egg shells make great confetti! Try to keep the shells as big as possible when peeling your eggs because it will make it easier to use the colored side of the eggs for the confetti. Dry the egg shells in a warm oven in a pie tin before using them. Place glue on the picture where you want the egg shell confetti, and then place the egg shell on the glue. If the confetti pieces are too big and hang over the lines, just press down on the shells with you finger nail to break off the extra pieces.



Easter Story Eggs for Sunday School

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The following activities and crafts go along with The Easter Story Bible Lesson on The Resource Room.

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Pictures include:

Easter Story Eggs Coloring Book from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Jesus rides into Jerusalem

2. The Last Supper

3. Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane

4. Jesus arrested in the Garden

5. Jesus stands before Pilate

6. Jesus carrying his cross

7. Jesus is crucified

8. Mary at the tomb

9. Thomas doubts

10. Jesus ascends


How to Use the Story Eggs:

Easter Story Book Bible Craft www.daniellesplace.com

1. Ordering Game - Each teams gets a set of ten cards. Place them in a bag, and have them shake the bag and dump out the contents. The first team to put the cards in order and shout “Alleluia” wins. Sent in by Marianne

2. Easter Egg Hunt - Hide the eggs around your room. If a child finds a card, he brings it to the front of the room and places with all the other cards in the correct order.

3. Easter Egg Relay - Divide your children up into teams of ten or less. Each team gets a set of egg cards, and each player gets at least one card. The first child in each time walks with an egg on his shoe up to the front of the room where he places the egg in order and then runs back to the start line where he tags the next child in line who then races to get his egg in order. If the egg falls off of a child's shoe, the child must stop and place it back on his shoe before moving again. The team that gets all it's cards order first wins.

4. Play a Concentration Game - Make two sets of cards and lay them on a table face down. Have your children take turns picking up two cards they think might match. If they cards match, they get to keep the cards and tell you what part of the story they represent. Keep playing until all the cards are gone. They player with the most cards wins.

5. Make an Egg-shaped Book - Print out a set of cards for each child and cut them out. Have your children place the card in order and then punch a hole in the tops of the eggs. Time them together with a pretty ribbon.

Easter Story Egg-shaped Book Bible Craft www.daniellesplace.com

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6. Story Review - Place the egg story cards on a table in front of the children. Tell your children that as you review the events of the story to raise their hands if they think they know what card might represent that event. Once you have talked about one event ask a child to point to the egg that he thinks might represent that part of the story. If he is correct have him pick up the egg and place it in a row in the order of the events.

7. Bulletin Board Display - I have just completed a Bulletin board display for our Children's Corner which I have called EASTER IS FOR REMEMBERING. I used a large stained glass window featuring the cross for the central section and used the Easter story eggs - 5 on each side to complete the picture. It looks most effective and I am sure the children will enjoy it as much as the adults who have already had a chance to see it. A smaller display board emphasizes the Last Supper and Communion - also using the egg shape theme. It will be a reminder of their Sunday School lessons during the time it is up as they always enjoy discussing each new display. Stella

8. Egg Mobile - I have also printed out another set of the Easter story eggs for a friend to laminate. These will become a mobile which can be easily stored and used again each year. Stella

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FREE Hosanna Egg Coloring Sheet!

Hoppy Easter Activity Sheet www.daniellesplace.com
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What you will need: Crayons and Water Color Paint

Crayon Resist Hosanna Egg Coloring Sheet

What to do:

1. Print out the pattern and make copies if your printer uses water soluble ink.

Get your Free Pattern Hoppy Easter Pattern!

Get your Free Hosanna Egg Pattern

2. Have your children draw patterns on the eggs with crayons and then paint over the crayon. The water paint will not stick to the crayon.



Jelly Bean Poem and Frame Easter Craft

Jelly Bean Poem and Picture Bible Craft from Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Color Paper or Printer that prints in color



Construction Paper


How to make the Jelly Bean Picture Frame:

1. Print out the poem pattern and cut it out, or print the following poem on a piece of paper. (Pattern available to members of The Resource Room.)

Jelly Beans
By Carolyn Warvel

Five or six, or just a few,
Pop them in your mouth and chew,
Yellow, purple, orange, and blue,
Just remember it is true,
Jesus died for me and you.

2. Glue the poem onto the center of a piece of construction paper.

3. Print out the jelly beans patterns. (Both a black and white and colored jelly bean Patterns are available to members.) Print out the black and white pattern onto different colors of paper to save on expensive printer ink.

4. Cut out the jelly beans and glue them around the frame.

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Note - It is illegal to publish this poem on any other web site without permission, even if you include the author's name.



Jelly Bean Poem

Fill bags with jelly beans and attach the following poem. Or type this poem on a piece of paper and frame. Glue fun foam jelly beans on the frame. (See craft above.)

Jelly Beans Tell a Story
Written by Barbara Hooks

Black is for the evil planned that night.
Yellow is for God’s Son Who is the Light.

Red is for the precious blood that Jesus gave,
Green is for the grass that grew beside the grave.

Orange is for the setting sun as soldiers slept.
Pink is for the rising sun as Mary wept.

Purple is for rulers who could not win.
White is for the cloth He left within.

Blue is for the water in the sea.
On the shore, “The risen Lord; Oh, could it be?”

Many people witnessed this great event.
Disciples watched as heavenward He went.

The angel said He would return
Exactly when we do not learn.

A bag full of jellybeans; help us tell.
A story of love, we know so well.

Share the candy; share the joy
Jesus died for girls and boys.

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Memory Cross Easter Coloring Cards

Sunday School Easter Memory Cross bible craft
sunday school Memory Cross Easter bible craft


Children of all ages love Memory Cross cards. They are fun to create and hard to put down. They are kind of like the song that never ends -- once you start opening them, you just can't stop. That's what makes them such a great memory device.

Memory Cross offers many different types: preprinted, coloring cards, and blank ones that you can use to create your own cards.

Use them as tools for memorization and Bible tracts for evangelism.

Go to Memory Cross to order yours today!

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Jesus Ascending to Heaven Craft for Kids

Free Jesus Ascendingn to Heaven Cup Craft from www.daniellesplace.com - Copyright 2000

What you will need:

16 oz. Blue Plastic Cup

Card stock (Heavy paper)

Cotton Balls



Colored Pencils


How to make the Jesus Ascending to Heaven Cup Craft:

1. Before class, print out pictures of Jesus onto card stock and cut them apart. Cut star shapes from card stock. Punch holes in the middle bottom of the foam cups. Cut blue paper to fit around the cups and tape or glue it on.


Free Black and White Pattern

2. In class have your children glue cotton balls on the cups to look like clouds and color the picture of Jesus.

3. When they are done coloring, tape a star to one end of a string and push it through the hole at the bottom of the cup. Tape the picture of Jesus to the other end of the string as shown in the picture. When your children pull on the string Jesus will ascend to heaven!

Designed by Tracey Lentfer

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This was an incredibly effective craft! My 2 to 5 year olds practically danced around the room, retelling the story, and every child could successfully retell his or her parent the lesson! - Jodie Wills-Jordan (Pinterest)



Jesus Ascends Activity Sheet

Jesus Ascends Activity Sheet for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com

Children color the picture of Jesus and then insert strip into the background picture.

They pull the paper strip up so that Jesus looks like he is ascending into the clouds.

The patterns for this craft are available on the Sunday School lesson "Jesus Ascends" on The Resource Room.


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Story of Easter Spinner Game

5009729: Jesus Is Alive Stickers

What you will need: Easter stickers from christianbook.com

Jesus Is Alive Stickers

Stickers feature characters from the Easter story, with tomb and stone, plus phrase balloons "He is not here. He is risen!" and "Jesus is alive!" Acid free, 6 sheets just right for storytelling, crafts, and decorations. Faith that Sticks collection.

How to make:

1. Print out the Spinner Game Pattern (PDF Pattern) onto blue paper . Cut it out and glue it to a cardboard box. Punch a hole in the middle of the game board and the box. Make a spinner and punch a hole at the bottom. Insert a brad through the spinner, the game board, and the box and spread it out. Young children may have a hard time using the spinner so you may want to substitute a die Pattern (PDF Pattern) (Printing Problems?)

2. Use one set of stickers to make the game board. Place one of each sticker on the game board as shown in the picture.

3. Give each child a set of stickers. Children take turns spinning the spinner and placing a sticker on a piece of paper that matches the picture the spinner lands on. If the spinner lands on a picture the child already has he loses his turn. The child who gets his picture finished first by using all the stickers wins. If you are using a die instead, children take turns throwing the die. Children place a sticker on their picture according to which picture on the die is facing up.

4. The stickers you don't use on the game board are "free stickers". The children can place them anywhere they want at the beginning of the game.

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Easter Windsock Easter Craft

Easter Wind Sock Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Crepe paper streamers in different colors

Hole punch

Yarn or string


Highlighter Markers and/or Water Color Paint (We used both on this craft)


How to Make the Easter Wind Sock Craft:

1. Turn your paper so that it is in the landscape view or longways. Draw an Easter picture on a piece of card stock or use the pattern.


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2. Tape or glue streamers to the bottom of the picture.

3. Curl the picture into a tube shape and staple it closed.

4. Punch holes at the top of the tube and tie yarn or string to the top to hand the windsock.

Children will have fun coloring the pattern and then taping crepe paper streamers to the bottom. They look beautiful blowing in the wind. If you live in a rainy climate, you can laminate the paper and use plastic streamers instead.

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Easter Crafts.  Helping kids learn the real meaning of Easter



Palm Sunday and Easter Bible Lessons



Colors of Easter Lesson

Salvation Message and Craft lesson

In this lesson children fill a clear plastic cross with layers of different colors of candy to remind them of different things in the Easter story. They could also use beads to make a bracelet.

Each child is given a plastic cross frame. You can buy Plastic Sand Art Crosses (Pack of 12 Crosses) from Amazon.com for $9.99.

Sand Art Candy (Pack of 24)

Print out the lesson - Page 1 and Page 2

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Palm Sunday Lessons, Crafts, and Activities

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The Last Supper

sunday school easter egg

Jesus wants us to remember what he has done for us. Children color Christian Symbol Easter Eggs and talk about what each symbol stands for.

This Lesson is found on the Member Only section of The Resource Room.


I just want to let you know how helpful Danielle's Place and the Resource Room have been for me. I have the craft center for our 3 year-kindergartners. I have no children and some times am not too imaginative. Your website has been a life saver. I've used many of your ideas and patterns from Easter to Christmas to our summer program. . . . You have so much to offer, that I end up spending hours reading and making copies for future lessons. Thanks again. Ann Keeler



Easter Plays for Children


"All the Way to There" Easter Play

john berry

This play can be done at any time during the year and there are no lines to learn (except for the preaching).

You will need the CD, "All the Way to There", by John Berry . The play is acted out to the song "How Much Do You Love Me?" I had a 6 year old act out the part of the little girl, a teenager for the teen and an adult for the married woman. This song (in case you haven't heard it) talks about a small girl playing with a dinosaur and she asks her father (played by the Pastor) if he wants to play dinosaurs with her. He's reading a paper and puts it down and chases after her.

(We had a set of 3 stairs made that she could climb up). On the second stair, she turns around and looks at her dad. (In the song, it says that she asked, "How much do you love me? How much do you really care?" Then the dad follows the song, by touching his heart and stretching out his arms as the song plays the words "All the way to there". They hug and the little girl exits. Next scene is the teen calling her dad. She waits on the steps and he drives up (two chairs put together as dad pretends to drive.) She gets in the car crying. He anticipates that she needs to know how much he loves her, so he taps her on the shoulder and again touches his heart and stretches out his hands as the song plays "all the way to there". They part with a hug.

Last scene - a woman with a suitcase gives the dinosaur to her dad and kisses him good-bye and waves. She goes to the stairs and looks very sad and lonely (song says she's 1,000 miles away). Looking towards her, but sort of over her head, he touches his heart and stretches out his arms. She looks in his general direction and touches her heart and stretches out her arms too. The play ends like this.

Next, the preacher goes to the first step and talks about how joyous we are when we first find Jesus. How everything seems fun and we have so much exuberance. On the second step, the preacher talks about the "teen" years in a Christian's life --the years of conformity (The trial years). Finally, on the third step, we talk about the "married" state - how we have learned to trust Jesus for better or for worse, etc. and are waiting now to see Him face to face. Preacher should emphasize that Jesus loves us "all the way to there".

I added some very sentimental songs regarding how much Jesus loves us. At the end, I had the cast come up one by one, starting with the little girl and stand in front of the cross and put up her hands. I had asked some key members of the congregation before the play if they would come to the altar and do the same when they saw the cast doing this. The effect was phenomenal. When I turned around, the entire church was at the altar with their hands raised in praise!

Easy play, minimum of props and we only needed one night of practice! Hope someone can use this. Theresa

For more craft ideas go to the Easter and Spring Crafts Page

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The Parable of the Lily

sunday school The Parable of the Lily childrens bible book

Read the children the book "The Parable of the Lily". (I found this book at Wal-Mart for $6.00) and at K-mart for $4.28 in the Easter section.) If you can't find it at either store, you can buy it online at Christianbook.com. You may also be able to find this book at Wal-Mart.

An Easter Sunday school lesson that goes along with this book is available on The Resource Room.


sunday school Easter Lily bible Craft

Make a paper flower bloom - This is a simple and surprising craft. Fold up the petals of a paper flower and place it in a bowl of water. After a few seconds the flower will start to open. A pattern this craft is available on The Resource Room.

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Children's Books About Easter

730724: God Gave Us Easter

God Gave Us Easter
By Lisa Tawn Bergren / WaterBrook Press

Curious Little Cub loved learning about Christmas. Now she's wondering about Easter---and peppering Papa polar bear with questions. Why do we celebrate Easter? What happened on that day? What does it mean for our faith? With simple words and easy-to-understand biblical insights, Papa explains the meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection. Ages 3 to 8. 40 pages, hardcover from Waterbrook.


720874: Living Lights: The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

Living Lights: The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story
By Jan & Mike Berenstain / Zonderkidz

It's almost Easter time and Brother, Sister, and Honey Cub can't stop thinking about all the Easter candy that they want to eat. They know that Easter is about more than just candy, it's also about "Bible stuff". It's up to their Sunday School teacher Miss Ursula and some of the older cubs to teach them why we celebrate Easter. Includes a sheet of stickers.

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Easter and Palm Sunday Games and Activities


15+ Easter Bible Games For Children's Ministry

15+ Easter Games for Children's Ministry from www.daniellesplace.com

All the games are easy to prepare, and use only plastic Easter eggs and other easy-to-find supplies such as markers and paper.

The games can be adapted to any Bible lesson, and are used to review the Bible lesson and help memorize the Bible verse.

Children of all ages will love these games! Go to the Easter Game Page to view them.



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