Celebrate Lent, Holy Week, and Resurrection Sunday with these Bible studies for kids and families! Some are free, and some are not free, but worth it!
We like to start celebrating Easter as soon as Lent begins. Actually, I hesitate to call it “celebrating” because what we are really doing is preparing our hearts and minds for the solemnity of Good Friday that leads into the rejoicing of Resurrection Sunday! It is a slow and steady walk through why we need a Savior and Who that Savior is.
On Ash Wednesday, we start our Resurrection Garden and we gather our Lenten resources.
Our favorite Easter devotional is Stories of the Resurrection. This devotional goes through the stories of 20 different people (or groups of people) who are part of the account of the weeks leading up to and including Holy Week. It includes coloring and activity pages for your little ones, a countdown cross, and a mini-hymn study, plus so much more!
This study is so customizable! We use it for Morning Time Bible study during Lent, but you can use it for Family Worship in the evenings, or as a Sunday afternoon family devotional, or just during Holy Week as an Easter study. The author has laid it all out for you to be able to use it as you prefer with a simple, open-and-go format with something for all ages!
Other Raising Arrows Easter Resources you might be interested in:
- Resurrection Garden – a beautiful way to “keep watch” through the Lenten season.
- Family Easter Baskets (instead of a basket for every child)
- Free Easter Sermon Notes for Kids (help them listen in church!)
Free Easter Devotionals
Most of these Easter devotionals and resources are free; however, some do have an associated cost, but are worth looking into!
Understanding Easter – a 5-part devotional to help your children fully grasp the WHY behind Easter.
AWANA Easter Devotional – This 3-day devotional includes verses, discussion questions, and crafts for your children to do.
God’s Big Easter Story – A free download with story disks to walk through the Easter story.
Free Easter Resources from Children’s Ministry Deals – coloring pages, jelly bean Gospel, and activity pages that are all free!
Easter Bible Reading Plan for Young Children – This free reading plan also has suggestions for crafts and add-on ideas.
Minno Easter Week 5 Minute Devotional – Minno sometimes shares this devotional for free during Easter week. Otherwise, you will have to have a Minno subscription.
Easter Curriculum for Homeschool
There are some resources that lend themselves to what we call Holiday Homeschool. These would be good as a break from your usual Morning Time or Afternoon School routine. (Typically, these are geared more toward the 4th grade and under crowd.)
Gentle + Classical Easter – This 2 unit, 2-week Christ-focused Easter celebration is best for children 2-8 years. You will be reading the TRUE story of Easter (at an age-appropriate level) through brilliant picture books. Your child will learn simple catechisms about Christ, memorize scripture, explore and observe nature, enjoy simple activities and crafts, work on motor skills, play with storyboards, and go on scavenger hunts!
Easter Guide – An 8-day study guide with daily Holy Week Bible readings in the order they happened, daily study of Jesus’ I AM statements, recipes and crafts, and much more!
An Expectant Easter – This curriculum is designed for the 3 weeks leading up to Easter with lessons for Monday through Friday, but you can easily adapt to more or less time. A Charlotte Mason approach with Bible stories, hymns, poetry, art studies, picture books, projects, baking, tea time, and nature studies, that focus on family, the newness of Spring, and the sacrifice that Jesus made, and the power of His Resurrection!
Suggested Read Aloud for the Easter season: Amon’s Adventure