Easter Lesson Eggs

The Easter Story

Written by Carolyn Warvel

Bible Reference: Luke 19, 22-24, John 20:24-29

Teaching Concept: Children review the Easter Story using pictures and Bible references.

 


Early Arrivals Activity

Easter Story Eggs

1. Ordering Game

As children arrive give them a set of story eggs and ask them to place them in the order they think they go according to Easter story. Tell them to compare their eggs with their neighbors, but don't tell them the correct order until you discuss them during the lesson. If you are using the black and white eggs, have your children color them.

Small Colored Eggs - Set 1 Patterns (PDF Pattern) or Small Black and White Eggs - Set 1 Patterns (PDF Pattern)

Small Colored Eggs - Set 2 patterns (PDF Pattern) or Small Black and White Eggs - Set 2 Patterns (PDF Pattern)

Small Eggs Cover Pattern (PDF Pattern) - Print on colored paper.

Square Pictures (Black and White) - Set 1 (PDF Pattern), Set 2 (PDF Pattern) , and Set 3 (PDF Pattern)

Cover for Square Pictures (PDF Pattern) - Print on colored paper.

Large Easter Story Eggs - Pattern 1 (PDF Pattern) , Pattern 2 (PDF Pattern) , Pattern 3 (PDF Pattern), Pattern 4 (PDF Pattern) , Pattern 5 (PDF Pattern)

 

 


The Lesson

Easter time is such a great time of year. We dress up in our very best, go to a special service, and spend time with our families. You may have even gotten some candy and had an Easter egg hunt. All these are fun, but do you know why we celebrate Easter? Easter isn't about getting candy, Easter egg hunts, or getting dressed up. It's about one of the most important days in all of history. It is the day that God fulfilled his promise to us to send us a Saviour. Today we are learn about the Easter story.

Pick children to read the following Bible references and discuss what they have read. Then ask them which picture represents that part of the story. Have them place the pictures in order. You can have them number the pictures in case they drop them or get confused. When you have gone over all the references have the children make books out of the pictures.

*Note - Instead of reviewing each event, you can break your children up into groups and assign each group part of the story with scripture references. Give them about fifteen minutes to prepare a skit, song, etc. that they will preform in front of the class. When each group is done have the rest of the children decide which picture goes along with the performance.

1. Jesus Rides into Jerusalem

Luke 19:29-38

2. The Last Supper

Luke 22:7-13

3. Jesus Praying in the Garden of Gethsemane

Luke 22:39-46

4. Jesus Arrested in the Garden

Luke 22:47-53

5. Jesus Stands before Pilate

Luke 23:13-25

6. Jesus Carrying his Cross

Luke 23:26-31


7. Jesus is Crucified

Luke 23:32-49


8. Mary at the Tomb

Luke 24:1-12

9. Thomas Doubts

John 20:24-29

10. Jesus Ascends

Luke 24:50-53

 


Prayer

Father, thank you for sending your son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that we can be forgiven of our sins and live forever with you. Amen.

 


Activities

1. Make an Egg-shaped Book

Easter Story Egg Book Easter Story Egg Book Easter Story Book Square

1. Use the egg-shaped pictures, colored or black and white.

2. Print the cover pattern onto colored paper.

3. Have your children color the cover pattern.

4. Punch a hole at the top of the papers. Tie a ribbon through the pages to keep the pages together.

1. Use the egg-shaped pictures, colored or black and white.

2. Print the cover pattern on colored paper.

3. Cut sheets of paper 4.5" x 4.5" and have your children color and cut out the eggs, and glue them to the papers.

4. Punch a hole at the top of the papers. Tie a ribbon through the pages to keep the pages together.

1. Use the square pictures to make this book.

2. Print the cover pattern onto colored paper.

3. Punch two holes at the top of the pages and tie a ribbon through the holes.

 

 

Print out a set of cards for each child and cut them out.

Small Colored Eggs - Set 1 Patterns (PDF Pattern) or Small Black and White Eggs - Set 1 Patterns (PDF Pattern)

Small Colored Eggs - Set 2 patterns (PDF Pattern) or Small Black and White Eggs - Set 2 Patterns (PDF Pattern)

Small Eggs Cover Pattern (PDF Pattern) - Print out onto different colors of paper.

Square Pictures (Black and White) - Set 1 (PDF Pattern) , Set 2 (PDF Pattern) , and Set 3 (PDF Pattern)

Cover Pattern for Square Pictures (PDF Pattern) - Print out onto different colors of paper.

Large Easter Story Eggs - Pattern 1 (PDF Pattern) , Pattern 2 (PDF Pattern) , Pattern 3 (PDF Pattern), Pattern 4 (PDF Pattern) , Pattern 5 (PDF Pattern)

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. 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.

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. 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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