Children's easter sunday school lessons

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Children's easter sunday school lessons
Easter is a Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Jesus statue image by Rich Johnson from

The Easter season is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe rose from the dead three days after being crucified. Easter Sunday school lessons can reflect the beauty of this central event in Christianity. Depending upon children's ages, Sunday school teachers may engage kids with games, worksheets and role-playing, to name only a few ways to teach Easter Sunday school.

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A Child's Song of Praise

Jesus spoke about the most important law, the law of love. Christians believe that Jesus' presence in human form was a sign of God's love and that Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross was the ultimate sign of God's love for humanity. Teach little children the song, "Jesus Loves Me." Invite parents to a singalong after church services. Give each child a cross mad out of palm leaves to take home as a reminder of Jesus' love.

Guided Visualization

Children in second and third grades can absorb the idea that Jesus died, was buried and rose from the dead. Lead a discussion about why Jesus rose from the dead after reading 1 Corinthians 15:3-5. Lead the students in a guided visualisation. Ask children to close their eyes as you read John 20:1-18. Pause after each verse and suggest the children try to imagine how the people in the narrative of the empty tomb must have felt after their sorrow from the crucifixion.


The Good News of Easter includes phrases and ideas that communicate celebration and praise. Write several ideas related to Easter on the board. Include, for example, "He is risen," "empty tomb," Mary of Magdala" and "the road to Emmaus." Read from each related Bible passage. Gather students into groups of three or four. Ask each group to write a prayer or a poem of praise using the terms on the board. Ask each group to lead the class in its finished product.


Review with students the events leading up to and including the crucifixion. Remind students throughout the review that Jesus is God and, as God, he became fully human so he could show people the way home to the Father's love. As God and as a human being, Jesus suffered betrayal, denial and death, including from the people he most trustet. Ask students to reflect on ways they can express their gratitude to God for such a gracious gift as the gift of the Son of God. Ask children what they think Jesus would like them to do. Gather the ideas and set a plan to try to accomplish as many as possible over the next year.

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