Easter Activities for Kids

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It’s almost Easter! With everything that’s going on in the world, Easter is likely going to feel a little different this year. Because of that, I wanted to share daily Easter activities for kids!

My hope and prayer is that these simple activities will help you spend some quality time with your kids and be able to make some amazing memories, learning about the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection together.

Check out what's in this post!

Calendar of Ideas

Daily prompts really help me in getting going with doing activities with my kids, even as simple as reading to them! To take the guess work out of it all, I have everything laid out below as well as a simple printable to use to guide you!

I’ve once again partnered up with Zonderkidz to create this guide! They have a ton of amazing free activities, coloring pages and devotionals on their website for you to use during this time – and all year round!

I suggest downloading and printing off the calendar below! That will help take the guess work out of what is up and will (hopefully!) give your kids something to look forward to each day!

How to Use This Guide

You can use it as is, doing all of the things listed for each day or pick and choose what works for you! If you don’t have all of the books you can do something you already have at home or skip that one.

Depending on the ages of your kids, some of these activities will be great while others may not be age appropriate. I have ideas for each activity listed below on different ways you can use the same activity depending on your child!

Books Included

Most of the days have excerpts from the Beginner’s Bible. This is one of my favorite kid’s Bibles (I have more info on it on this Beginner’s Bible Stories post) and highly recommend picking it up. It’s available on amazon!

If you don’t have it, I have passages from the Bible that you can read. You can use your own Bible or just download a Bible app!

Zonderkidz has so many great resources and books for all seasons. Our kids have fallen in love with so many of their Bible stories because of their colorful pictures and kid friendly language. They’ve been a huge help in sharing stories from the Bible with our kids in a way that they can understand it.

Here’s a list of the other books included. Again, feel free to pick them all up, buy just one or two or skip them all together.

Activity Kit

Many of the activities come from the Easter Activity Kit that Zonderkidz created. This a FREE Download which makes it super easy and accessible for everyone! Just click the link above and download and print your kit.

I used almost all of the pages in the kit to create this guide so my suggestion is to just download and print it off all together so you’re read to go!

Coloring Kit

Like the Activity Kit, the Coloring Kit is a FREE download from Zonderkidz! Most of the coloring pages below are from this resource so again, I highly recommend just heading over there downloading and printing it off for the week!

Final Note

One final note before you get started. Some of the activities or coloring sheets don’t 100% go with the exact day. I did that so even if you don’t have all of the books above, you should be able to do some sort of activity each day.

If you get the Super-Duper Mighty Jumbo Coloring or Activity books, feel free to use one of the many sheets in there that go along with that day! Those books will provide hours and hours of activity time for your kids so I highly recommend them!

So without further ado, here’s a week of activities to do with your kids.

Sunday (Palm Sunday)

Read:

Beginner’s Bible – The True King (page 427)

If you don’t have the Beginner’s Bible, you can also read this story directly from you Bible. This passage is found in Matthew 21: 1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-42; and John 12:12-19.

Activities:

A Big Welcome (from the Easter Activity Kit)

This page is a simple activity to find which picture is bigger or smaller.

What you can do with this page other than just circling the bigger picture:

  • Color it (use crayons, markers or even paint)!
  • Cut out the bigger picture. (For kids learning how or who know how to use scissors.)
  • After it is cut out, glue all of the bigger pictures on a piece of construction paper!

Hosanna (from the Easter Activity Kit)

This Palm Branch picture is perfect for Palm Sunday!

What you can do with this page other than simply coloring it:

  • Color it (use crayons, markers or even paint)!
  • Glue small bunches of green tissue paper or small pieces of green construction paper to it.
  • Cut out the palm branch. (For kids learning how or who know how to use scissors.)

Color:

Jesus Riding on A Donkey (from the Easter Coloring Kit)

Monday

Read:

I Can Read – Jesus Saves the World

This is the story of Jesus! This book is written in a super simple way which makes it a great option for early readers to practice reading or a great storybook for younger kids.

Activities:

People Love Jesus (from the Easter Activity Kit)

What you can do with this page other than just circling the correct picture:

  • Color it (use crayons, markers or even paint)!
  • Cut out the correct picture and practice cutting out circles. (For kids learning how or who know how to use scissors.)

Color:

Jesus Praying in the Garden (from the Easter Coloring Kit)

Tuesday

Read:

Beginner’s Bible – A Poor Widow’s Gift (page 433-436)

If you don’t have the Beginner’s Bible, you can also read this story directly from you Bible. This passage is found in Mark 12: 41-44; Luke 21: 1-4

Activities:

Connect the Dots (from the Easter Activity Kit)

This is a classic connect the dots activity sheet! This is perfect for little ones learning their numbers or just being introduced to dot to dots!

What you can do with this page other than just circling the bigger picture:

  • Simply color it! If you have kiddos who can’t yet do the dot to dot (like Penelope!) coloring this page is a great option.

Roy has never done a connect the dots before but he had fun learning how to do it! This is what his looked like. 🙂

Bear Country Fun Sticker & Activity Book

Stickers are a kids best friend and this sticker and activity book is awesome! It’s 32 pages of age-appropriate activities such as word finds, mazes, puzzles, coloring pages, and colorful reusable stickers that are sure to please.

Color:

A Poor Widow’s Gift (from the Super-Duper Mighty Jumbo Coloring Book)

Berenstain Bears You Can Draw

This is great for older kids! They can learn to draw a variety of different Berenstain Bears pictures!

Wednesday

Read:

Beginner’s Bible – Washing the Disciples’ Feet (page 437-441)

If you don’t have the Beginner’s Bible, you can also read this story directly from you Bible. This passage is found in John 13: 3-30.

Activities:

An Angel? (from the Easter Activity Kit)

This activity is a great way to share other Bible stories with your kids! Talk through each story or even pull out your Beginners Bible and read them!

What Belongs? (from the Super Duper Mighty Jumbo Activity Book)

Color:

Jesus With A Bowl of Water (from the Super-Duper Mighty Jumbo Coloring Book)

Thursday

Read:

Beginner’s Bible – The Last Supper (page 442-445)

If you don’t have the Beginner’s Bible, you can also read this story directly from you Bible. This passage is found in Matthew 26: 17-29; Mark 14: 12-25; Luke 22: 7-19; and John 13-14.

Activities:

Is It Broken (from the Easter Activity Kit)

What you can do with this page other than putting an x on what is broken:

  • Color it (use crayons, markers or even paint)!
  • Cut out the bigger picture. (For kids learning how or who know how to use scissors.)
  • After it is cut out, glue all of the bigger pictures on a piece of construction paper!

Jesus’ Words (from the Easter Activity Kit)

Older kids can find the words in this fun word find!

Little kids can practice sounding out words. You can circle the words and allow them to sound it out and read the word you found.

If they’re not quite there yet, little ones can practice finding letters by circling letters in different colors (circle the letter A with purple, the letter B with blue, etc).

Little kids could also find the letters in their name (be sure to check to make sure it has all of them first!).

Super Girls of the Bible Sticker & Activity Book

Color:

The Last Supper (from the Super Duper Might Jumbo Coloring Book)

Good Friday

Read:

Beginner’s Bible – Jesus is Arrested and Crucified (page 446-452)

If you don’t have the Beginner’s Bible, you can also read this story directly from you Bible. This passage is found in Matthew 26-27; Mark 14-15; Luke 22-23; and John 18-19.

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

Activities:

1st, 2nd, 3rd (from the Easter Activity Kit)

What to do other than numbering each picture:

  • Color it!
  • Cut out each square and glue/tape them on to a piece of construction paper.

Not the Son? (from the Easter Activity Kit)

Things you can do other than what’s listed:

  • Color it! (However you like!)

Jesus’ Cross is Heavy (from the Easter Activity Kit)

This is a great way to introduce your kids to the cross. This is also a great way to help kids understand shapes and drawing shapes!

Other things you can do:

Color:

Jesus is Arrested (from the Easter Coloring Kit)

Jesus Carrying His Cross (from the Easter Coloring Kit)

Saturday

Read:

The Berenstain Bears and the Very First Easter

Activities:

Mary, Jesus’ Mother (from the Easter Activity Kit)

Yes, He IS (from the Easter Activity Kit)

For any kids who are learning how to write, this is a great activity! Roy loved this activity because he’s starting to learn how to write his letters!

Things you can do other than tracing:

  • Use dot stickers to “trace” the letters
  • Paint the letters (younger ones can try finger painting to make it even easier)

Not Here! (from the Easter Activity Kit)

Color:

People are Sad (from the Easter Coloring Kit)

Guarding the Tomb (from the Easter Coloring Kit)

Easter Sunday

Read:

Beginner’s Bible – Jesus is Risen! (page 453-458) + Jesus Returns (page 459-461)

If you don’t have the Beginner’s Bible, you can also read these stories directly from you Bible. This passage is found in Matthew 28: 1-10; Mark 16: 1-10; Luke 24: 1-11; and John 24:1-11. and Jesus Returns can be found in John 20:19-20.

The Beginner’s Bible The Very First Easter

You can also pick up the Beginner’s Bible The Very First Easter book! This is the full Easter story that we went through this week!

Activities:

Circle It (from the Easter Activity Kit)

Tracing is a great activity for young kids to practice!

Things you can do other than what’s listed:

  • After you’re done tracing, practice cutting! For young kids who are learning how to cut, circles can be a challenge so having some different size circles can be a great way to practice!
  • Cut out the stone and create a scene with it! Glue it on a piece of construction paper and add in grass, trees, a sun, etc.

Not Here! (from the Easter Activity Kit)

Older kids will have no problem with this activity while younger ones may need a a little help.

Things you can do other than what’s listed:

  • Share the stories of the David and Goliath and Mary with your little ones.
  • Color it (like all of the other sheets!)

Color:

Angel on the Tomb (from the Easter Coloring Kit)

Jesus Greets His Friends (from the Easter Coloring Kit)

And that’s it!

I truly hope this day by day guide helps you in walking through the Easter story with your kids and it’s something you can do year after year!

Praying you all have extra special Easters during this hard season our world is walking though.

With love,

Jen

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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