Teaching our children the Easter story is one of the most important things we can do. This blog has Easter verses for kids and the Easter story broken down to make it easy to understand. The story of Jesus, the son of God resurrection on the third day is corner store of eternal life. Easter Sunday can be a busy morning with baskets and eggs. That is all fun but it is important as parents we take the time to teach our children the hope that the story of Easter holds.
Break it down.
A easy way to teach children is to really break down the holy week into bite size amounts. Doing simple activity pages or memory verses is a great way to remember our Savior this Easter season. But teaching our children that this is history, a real life event that happen really drives home the significance of Easter to our children. Before we get into the resurrection bible verses lets break down the basics of what happened that week.
Here is a simple break down of the Holy week to help teach younger children.
Easter week break down
Saturday: A special holiday called “Passover” was only six days away. People would gather in Jerusalem to offer sacrifices in the temple.
Sunday: The week starts with Palm Sunday. Jesus rides from Bethany to Jerusalem on a donkey. People who recognized Him and loved him were shouting “Hosana” and laying palm leaves on the ground so dust wouldn’t get on the Savior.
Monday: Jesus Saw people selling things at the temple and made them leave. Some leading priests saw this and were angry with Him.
Tuesday: Jesus taught people in the temple and in a place nearby called the “Mount of Olives”. The priests started planning how to kill Jesus and on of Jesus’s apostles, Judas Iscariot turned Jesus over to them for 30 sliver coins.
Wednesday: The bible doesn’t actually tell us exactly what Jesus did on this day. Maybe we spent it with His mother, his disciples or in prayer.
The last supper
Thursday- “Last Supper”. During the meal Jesus tells his disciples that one of them will betray him. Then he gave them all the sacrament to help them always remember Him. After Jesus went to the garden of Gethsemane, he prayed and suffered for all our sadness and sins. His friends fell asleep. After that officers came to arrest him. His disciples all ran away in fear.
Friday: Jesus was charged with death. Jesus had a crown of thorns placed on his head. He was harshly beaten. Jesus carried his cross to die on. Jesus Christ was crucified.
Saturday: In the tomb was Jesus’ body. There was a large stone was at the entrance of the tomb. The chief priests had guards placed there so no one could go in.
Sunday: “Resurrection Sunday”. Mary Magdalene saw the stone was rolled away. She saw the empty tomb. An angel of the lord came and told her He was not there, he had risen! The linen cloth was unwrapped. The large stone rolled away. Jesus lives and because he lives again, so can we.
What it means
This is an easy breakdown of the resurrection story. The sacrifice Jesus made when living a sinless life and dying is the most important event in all the world. Because Jesus died for us the forgiveness of sins is possible. God’s love, God’s word and great mercy are all possible because of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is our living hope. Have your children pray that the Holy Spirit will confirm these truths in their hearts. Easter is not about the Easter bunny. It the most important holiday because it is the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the true meaning of Easter. Below are some Easter verses for kids to practice and memorize.
Easter verses for kids
The entire Easter story is found Matthew 26-28.
Here are some great bible verses to help you teach the Easter message:
–Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. (Matthew 26:2)
-And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body
And he took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, drink ye all of it;
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. ( Matthew 26:26-68)
– Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified (Matthew 27:22)
More Easter Verses for kids
And sitting down they watched him there;
And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. (Matthew 27: 35-37)
He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. (Matthew 27:43)
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake,, and the rocks rent; (Matthew 27:50-51)
He is not here.
-And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matthew 28:5-6)
-The reuniting of the spirit body with the physical body of flesh and bones after death. After resurrection, the spirit and body will never again be separated, and the person will become immortal. Every person born on earth will be resurrected because Jesus Christ overcame death. (1 Cor 15:20-22)
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