With Easter around the corner we're always looking for ways to keep the focus on the most important things while still enjoying the holiday weekend. Here are some LDS Easter activities that you can use to help you reach your goal. If you find more, add them in the comments below!
Easter Devotional And Lesson Ideas
Be sure to check out Mormon.org's Easter campaign this year- #PRINCEofPEACE. I have a ton of printables from bloggers listed in a post here as well.
8 Eggcellent Ways to Share the Easter Story- Custom coloring pages, delicious scripture hunts, and more!
Golden Easter Fun: Printable Kit- Tell the Easter story as well as the First Vision with these printable scenes based on the song, "On a Golden Springtime" from the Children's Songbook.
Christ Centered Easter Countdown- 14 days of Easter traditions packed full of great printables and goodies from The Dating Divas.
Why Do We Celebrate Easter Flipbook- Great way to explain the meaning of Easter (from The Redheaded Hostess)
Easter Images and Memes- 2 pages of great ones to use. Include them in Easter eggs, use them as Easter cards for friends and family, or just decorate with them.
Easter Teaching Resources and Lessons- Has something for kids up to adults- great resource...especially if you are teaching this Sunday!
Send a Bible e-card- A whole lot to choose from- send one to a friend!
Easter Advent and Story- Activities and stories from Time Savors to go with Easter. Great for a last minute lesson or FHE.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ File Folder Game- Great file folder game from Kimberly Bourne Design plus bonus coloring pages
Easter Footsteps- A map showing some key events the few days before His crucifixion
Joy to the World- Poster...there would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter
Free Easter Study Journal with Intricate Coloring Pages- From Heidi at a Lively Hope, you'll love her Easter eggs to color!
Primary 1 Lesson 45: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ- An Easter lesson for Sunbeams
Primary 2 Lesson 35: We Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ- An Easter lesson for ages 4-8
Primary 3 Lesson 46: Jesus Christ Made it Possible for Us to Live Forever- An Easter Lesson for ages 4-8
Primary 6 Lesson 45: The Gift of the Atonement- An Easter lesson for ages 8-11
Easter Activities for Kids
(A lot of these can be adapted to stuff inside Easter eggs)
I love the Bible characters from Our Picnic Tree- they are perfect to put inside Easter eggs as well as plan lessons and activities around!
Scavenger Hunt for Kids- Use these cards to make an quick scavenger hunt for your kids to find their Easter basket or other fun (from Time Savors).
An Easter Testimony- Put the pictures in order to unscramble the message.
Easter ABC Fill-in- For older kids, fill in the blanks as you go through the alphabet
He Sent His Son- Booklet that can easily be put into eggs too
Jesus Christ Lives- Put these pictures in order
Picturing Easter- A puzzle
The Easter Story- Pictures telling the story
Easter Week- Cut the pictures out to talk about the events that led up to Easter Sunday.
Easter: A story for you to tell- Small pictures to tell the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection
"Jesus Said Love Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 61
"Did Jesus Really Live Again?"- Children's Songbook pg. 64
"Jesus Has Risen"- Children's Songbook pg. 70
"Jesus Loved the Little Children"- Children's Songbook pg. 59
"Jesus is Our Loving Friend"- Children's Songbook pg. 58
"Easter Hosanna"- Children's Songbook pg. 68
"He Died That We Might Live Again"- Children's Songbook pg. 65
"He Sent His Son"- Children's Songbook pg. 34
"Hosanna"- Children's Songbook pg. 66
"On a Golden Springtime"- Children's Songbook pg. 88
My Kingdom is Not of This World ( about 5 1/2 minutes)- Jesus is crucified then breaks the bands of death
His Sacred Name- An Easter Declaration (about 3 minutes)- Remember the sacred name, life, and sacrifice of Jesus Christ
He is Risen: John the Beloved's Witness of the Resurrection (about 13 1/2 minutes)- John's testimony of the last events in the Savior's life
He is Risen (about 7 1/2 minutes)- What does the Savior mean to you
Because of Him (about 3 minutes)- What is possible because of His sacrifice for us
Jesus Is Resurrected (about 4 minutes)- Bible video
The Risen Lord Appears to the Apostles (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Bible video
Blessed Are They That Have Not Seen, and Yet Have Believed (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Bible video
And There Shall Be No More Death (about 10 minuets)- Talk from Elder Paul V. Johnson
The Gift of Grace (about 19 minutes)- Talk from Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet (about 5 1/2 minuets)
Handel’s Messiah: Debtor’s Prison (about 3 1/2 minutes)
He is Risen (about 7 1/2 minutes)
He Is Risen! (about 22 1/2 minutes)- Talk from President Thomas S. Monson
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (about 15 1/2 minutes)- Talk from Elder D. Todd Christofferson
Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ (about 16 minutes)- Talk from President Dallin H. Oaks
The Master Healer (about 13 minutes)- Talk from Sister Carole M. Stephens
Jesus Suffers in the Garden of Gethsemane (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story
While you could simply color these pictures, here's one idea for Easter:
Tape together the pictures of Jesus' life in order (with modern application pictures at the end) and roll it together like a scroll. Then put the scroll inside a box so it'll look kind of like a TV (cut a rectangle frame big enough for the pictures to show through). Cut one small slot near the front of the box big enough for coins. Hide coins inside eggs at the Easter hunt. Each coin inserted turns the scroll one page. Tell the Easter story after the hunt to refocus on the reason why we celebrate. It's fun and keeps even the littlest one's attention.
Jesus Walks on Water (scroll down)