While we do give our kids Easter baskets every year, and we do host the family Easter Egg hunt for the cousins to join in on. I also work hard well before our Easter festivities to teach kids the REAL meaning of Easter. Our story time daily will have an Easter story about the REAL meaning of Easter, with the older kids we read through the story in the bible , we work through our Resurrection Easter Eggs and discuss them.
Of course we add some of our Easter Trays, and More Easter trays to our shelves for the younger kids to explore! Now since I found an amazing resource that contains bible verses for each day of our Resurrection Eggs that the kids can cut out and keep on a ring to work on Easter Bible Verses. Me and Jake were out for a date night dinner the other night and I heard a teenage kid ask mom why do we really celebrate Easter? I couldn’t believe that a teenage child did not know the true meaning of Easter…. Something that made me feel that all of my hard work is paying off is that Ethan and Gabe were playing the other day and Ethan made a tomb out of his legos, and was retelling the Easter story to Gabe almost word for word! Something I will remember forever is him telling Gabe “and when they went to the tomb Jesus wasn’t there he had risen from the dead, isn’t that amazing Gabe?” Just priceless!!
So I have put together a list of Misc things we use to teach kids the REAL meaning of Easter in our home! There are some fun Easter activities for kids, Easter stories for kids, Religious Easter Stories for Kids, and more!
Books We use for Easter ~ To Teach Kids The REAL meaning of Easter!
While this story doesn’t have the true meaning of Easter it is an older book that has been a fun story about the Easter bunny. There was a country bunny that very much wanted to be one of the 5 Great Ester Bunnies helpers, she went onto have 21 baby bunnies and thought she would never get a chance to be a helper. She raised her bunnies to help around the house and be good bunnies. There came an opening for a helper and she brought her 21 babies to watch bunnies compete for the 1 spot that was going to be filled.
~Misc Items we use to teach kids the REAL meaning of Easter ~
Resources to Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs
- A thrifty Mom shares a FREE printable to use little pieces of paper inside of your Resurrection eggs.
- At Home With K Shared her DIY Resurrection Eggs!
- H Is For Homeschooling also shares her adorable Resurrection Eggs
- Want What You Have has some great ideas on how to make a simple set of DIY Resurrection Eggs.
- Five under The One Shares her cute resurrection eggs!
Resurrection Activity Book For Kids
Resurrection Egg Folders
Each of the eggs flips open and has the information about the importance of the item found inside the egg for the day, and also has a picture of the item inside the egg that day.
My kids have really enjoyed the Buck Denver Series, so we have purchased the Buck Denver video about the Easter Story for the kids!
Unit Study for children grades K-12. This is a 4 week unit study where children are taken step by step through Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter, the Resurrection, the people and places, and more while your child learns the complete Easter Story. This study is written in 2 separate levels the lower level (elementary grades) and the upper levels (junior/senior high grades)
- Who Was Jesus
- Miracles and Ministries about Jesus
- The Last Supper
- What Is Good Friday
- Jesus’ Resurrection
Mandi Ehman shared these wonderful verse cards over at Family Your Way to go along with Resurrection Eggs. These are the new wonderful resource we just found this year and are loving it!
Some of our favorite Easter resources on Amazon. (affiliate links) Thank you for supporting our website!!
For more great Easter Ideas we have shared about stop over and visit our Easter ideas page.
My Easter Ideas For Kids Pinterest board has lots more ideas to teach Kids the REAL meaning of Easter as well!