Easter teaching resources

Easter marks one of the biggest events in the Christian calendar, from Jesus’ crucifixion to his resurrection and ascension into Heaven. As well as being a time of spiritual reflection and celebration, Easter is also the season of egg hunts, springtime, new life and hope. To help you bring Easter into your classroom, we’ve hand-picked some of the best resources on TES to make your planning easier. You’ll find plenty of card-making, storytelling and egg finding activities to keep your pupils engaged in the run up to Easter.

 

Ages 3-5

Easter - foundation activities

Match the number of bunnies with the number on the Easter egg with this themed activity.

Easter egg collecting board game

Pupils work around the board collecting eggs for their baskets.

Easter egg numberlines 0-10

0-10 number lines with corresponding Easter egg illustrations.

The Easter Story

Use this illustrated story to explain the Easter story to younger pupils.

Easter egg addition

Use this colourful PowerPoint presentation to help pupils develop basic addition and numeracy skills.


Ages 5-7

Easter traditions lotto

Learn about the symbols, events and traditions of Easter with this matching game.

Easter recipe - chocolate nests

This Easter recipe gives step-by-step instructions for making chocolate cornflake nests.

Easter-themed paper

Themed paper that can be used as part of Easter activities within the classroom.

Easter: how and why is it celebrated?

Lesson plan, activities and PowerPoint presentation on how Easter is celebrated and the symbolism behind the traditions.

Easter word problems

Easter-themed word problems for teaching addition, subtraction, halving, doubling and other numeracy concepts.

Easter retell story

A simple writing exercise that allows students to write a simple version of the Easter story with pictures to prompt and colour.

 

 

Ages 7-11

Greek Orthodox Easter

A video charting the preparations for Easter Sunday in a Greek Orthodox household.

Easter in France and Spain

What is Easter? An ‘information exchange’ followed by a quiz.

Easter story chatterbox

An activity to help learn some of the events and people in the Easter story.

The Last Supper

A drama-based lesson that can be adapted for an assembly.


Ages 11-16

Ostern in Deutschland

Reading skills practise, Easter vocabulary, a Knüppelkuchen recipe and help to create an Easter card in German.

Jesus suffering in Gethsemane

Worksheet using Ugolino di Nerio’s painting as a prompt for discussion about the nature of Jesus’ suffering.

Russian Easter

A presentation on how Easter is celebrated in Russia.

La semana santa en España

General information and embedded videos about Easter in Spain, as well as a vocabulary sheet.

Easter egg mass production

A tour of the Cadbury factory as the process of mass Easter egg production is explained.