Bring Easter into your classroom with these religious activities, themed lesson ideas and creative tasks
The days are getting longer, flowers are beginning to bloom and the Easter holidays are almost upon us. Embrace the festivities with this collection of our favourite Easter-themed activities and games to take you and your pupils to the end of term.
Easter story resources
Start simply by exploring the religious significance of Easter using this accessible presentation. For a more in-depth look at The Last Supper, this thoughtful assembly* offers routes into discussions about friendship and betrayal.
Ensure that younger leaners have understood the events that took place with this colourable sequencing activity*. Alternatively, this comprehensive booklet* is ideal as a guided reading activity and comes complete with a range of writing and drawing activities.
Ask your pupils to imagine how they would have felt witnessing Palm Sunday, the crucifixion or the resurrection using these simple writing sheets. Or, for a creative way into the topic, why not investigate images of traditional stained glass windows? Students can go on to create their own versions depicting elements of the Easter story with help from these step-by-step instructions.
Bring the spirit of Easter into your classroom with this detailed booklet*, containing 20 different story prompts to inspire young learners to write creatively. For a more in-depth approach, try out this five-lesson poetry unit*, in which pupils explore language and the power of performance.
Mix things up in maths lesson by encouraging students to determine how many treats the Easter bunny has in his boxes, while looking for patterns, in this problem-solving activity. And in playing this well-presented board game, pupils have the chance to practice basic numeracy skills as well as turn-taking.
Why not stimulate discussion about traditional Easter customs with these illustrated lotto cards? Any resulting activities can be framed using this selection of plain and lined bordered paper.
Get learners creating exciting egg hunt stories using specially-designed graphics in this fully interactive task. Alternatively, explore the Easter message of selflessness with the illustrated story in this resource pack*, including templates for diary entries and an acrostic poem.
Combine maths and creativity by getting pupils to complete and colour symmetrical patterns on Easter eggs in this card-making activity. Further promote critical thinking with this themed Stem project*, which investigates how to put an end to melting chocolate bunnies.
Encourage students to think outside the box with this unusual Easter word puzzle, including answers. Or get active with a traditional egg hunt! Pupils can create their own baskets from recyclable materials using the instructions in this short video, before going off to hunt for treats around the school.
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