Easter is one of the most important events on your Sunday School calendar! It is a once-a-year opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection and ascension. With your classroom packed with regular students, their friends, and new visitors, this is one opportunity you’ll need to make the most of. Are you ready? You will be! In this article, we will cover the top Easter Sunday School lessons for kids. Each of these lessons brings to life the Easter story for kids in new and exciting ways while featuring volunteer-friendly curriculum, teacher slideshows and fun activities. Let’s get started!
1. He Is Risen
From the moment of Jesus’ resurrection, “He is Risen!” has been the proclamation of countless generations of Christians. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest event in all of recorded history and the definitive proof of the Gospel’s reality and power. This Matthew 28 Easter Sunday School lesson traces the tragic events of Jesus’ death, the sorrow of his burial and the jubilation of his rising from the dead. Included with this lesson are a suite of resources that include a powerful kids Bible video, lesson slideshow, ready-to-teach curriculum, fun activity printouts and more! This lesson is a must-have resource for your upcoming Easter Sunday School lesson.
2. The Crucifixion Of Jesus
The Crucifixion of Jesus is a subject that is painful and disturbing to think about, especially for children. However the events of Jesus’ death upon the cross are something our children must be taught. The Bible teaches us in Ephesians 1:7 that it is through Jesus’ blood that we find redemption and the forgiveness of sins. But more than our forgiveness and redemption, the story of the cross is the story of God’s love. As John 3:16 so famously declares “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This Easter Sunday School lesson presents the Gospel in a way that is appropriate for children, but clearly brings to life the biblical account of the cross. Included with this lesson, you’ll find a host of amazing resources, including an interactive Q&A small group discussion your class will love!
3. The Resurrection Of Christ
The Resurrection of Christ is so important that the Bible says that if it didn’t actually happen, then our preaching and faith is useless (1 Corinthians 15:14). The Resurrection bears witness to the unmatched power of God, himself. To believe in the Resurrection is to believe in God, himself. On top of that, the Resurrection validates the claims Jesus made about himself being the Son of God and Messiah. Jesus told his followers that his resurrection would be the sign that would prove, beyond any doubt, that his claims were true (Matthew 16:1-4). This Easter Sunday School lesson vividly brings to life the wondrous events surrounding the greatest of all miracles! Your kids are going to be amazed with all the activities that accompany this kids Bible lesson, including: coloring pages, Bible mazes, word search puzzles, Bible bookmarks, crossword puzzles and spot the difference activities.
4. Peter Is Restored
Woven throughout the Easter story is the story of Peter. Peter was a bold fisherman who pledged to follow Jesus even if it cost him his own life. But Jesus told Peter that on the night of his arrest he would deny him three times. Just as Jesus had predicted, Peter did deny him. Peter was crushed that he would deny his Lord, but this was not the end of Peter’s story. After Jesus had risen from the dead, he found Peter at the Sea of Galilee and showed him the depth of God’s desire to forgive and reconcile! This John 21 Sunday School lesson is a great way to show how the story of Easter impacted the life of one of Jesus’ closest followers. This lesson features an incredible kids Bible video that will bring this story to life for your class in new and exciting ways.
5. The Ascension & Pentecost
The Ascension & Pentecost traces the final days of Jesus’ life on earth and the first days of the church. The Book of Acts begins with the ascension of Christ and the outpouring of the Spirit to his disciples. The contrast in Jesus’ followers from the the Gospels to the book of Acts is an amazing testimony of the early church and the bravery and strength given to them by the Spirit of God. This amazing Sunday School lesson is the perfect follow up to the Easter story. Inside, you’ll find a volunteer-friendly curriculum that provides a lesson overview, key teaching points and some great thoughts for kids to take home!
Foundations Of Faith
For those who will receive it by faith, the Easter story is transformational. The great work of Jesus upon the cross carries with it huge implications about sin, salvation and our relationship with God. In this series of Easter Sunday School lessons, called “Foundations of Faith”, five key Christian doctrines are explored. Each of these foundations discuss a life changing truth tied to the good news of the Gospel.
6. Saving Faith
Saving Faith centers on Hebrews 11, where the author wrote on the topic of faith with unwavering confidence and conviction. In this passage, we discover how faith is acceptable to God for salvation and a life pleasing to God. In this Sunday School lesson, “Abraham, the Father of Faith”, is used as a prime example of what God desires. Abraham believed the promises of God, and God declared Abraham righteous as a result. This lesson features a powerful lesson video, interactive teaching slideshow and a collection of fantastic Bible activities!
Redemption is the act of buying a person’s freedom from slavery. Sin is the worst slave-master of all, because it is controlling, abusive and cruel. The voice of sin will tell us that we are cursed, in bondage, guilty, fallen without a place to belong or call home. But Christ offers us redemption and says that we are blessed, forgiven, free and restored to God’s family! This Romans 6 Sunday School lesson comes with a teaching slideshow that includes a Q&A discussion, memory verse, big idea and closing prayer. It is a Sunday School teacher’s dream come true!
Justification deals with an unsettling question, “How can a person be justified before a perfectly righteous and holy God?” In other words, if his standards demand absolute perfection, then who can stand in his judgement? The answer is no one. All have sinned and fall short (Romans 3:23). And worse still, the price for sin is death. But the good news of the Gospel tells us that Jesus, who knew no sin, took our sin for us. He died to pay the price for our sin. What’s more, his resurrection showed his sacrifice was acceptable to God and because of this, we can be justified! This Romans 3 Sunday School lesson includes a teacher-friendly curriculum that will allow any leader to confidently share the concept of justification with their class.
This Easter Sunday school lesson is designed to help children understand what it means to be bought out of slavery and secured as a child of God through adoption and to show the beauty of God’s eternal plan. Jesus died on the cross to pay the required price for redemption so we could be brought into God’s family and his very own sons and daughters! With God as our father, we are never alone as he loves, protects and disciplines us. This Romans 8 Sunday School lesson comes with an incredible bundle of kids Bible activities that include hand-illustrated coloring pages, challenging Bible mazes, silly spot the difference activities and more!
10. Plan Of Salvation
Plan Of Salvation shows children the entrance to the small gate–the narrow path that leads to the Kingdom of Heaven and eternal life. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. There is absolutely no other way to Heaven except through him. This Matthew 7 Sunday School lesson provides a great opportunity to share the Gospel with your class. Along the way, you can share the accompanying kids Bible video, lesson curriculum, interactive slideshow and activity printouts with your kids. This is one Easter Sunday School lesson that is not to be missed!
BONUS: The Empty Tomb
All of the above Easter Sunday School lessons come from the incredible digital Sunday School library of Sharefaith Kids that includes over 100 ready to download lessons! When you join Sharefaith Kids, not only will you get access to all of these lessons, but you’ll also get our BRAND NEW Easter Sunday School lesson, “The Empty Tomb.” In John 20, we read the incredible account of the empty tomb where the stone had been rolled away and Jesus’ body was missing. Use this lesson to teach on the greatest of all miracles: the resurrection of Jesus from the grave!
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