Hello Mamas, sharing with you today a collection of Easter Bible verses for kids that comes with free printables. These meaningful Bible verses about the resurrection Sunday are short and easy to memorize. These are Easter Bible quotes for our kids to learn more about the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter message, and the meaning of Easter through Bible verses.
Lent has already started and without realizing it, Easter season is fast approaching! If you are still looking for Lenten resources for your kids, make sure to check out these posts:
Short and Easy to Memorize Easter Bible Verses for Kids
So, here are some Easter Scripture verses that are specifically for kids in the hope that they’ll be useful in explaining to our little ones and older kids about the story of Jesus and how He gave up his life to save and give us eternal life.
The Bible verses listed in this post are only a few of the popular Bible verses about Christ Jesus’ resurrection, but I have chosen the short ones (if not the shortest), so it will be easier for the kids to memorize them if they are already interested.
The free printables come in 2 pages and they can be downloaded at the bottom of this post. All Easter verses listed below are taken from the New International Version of the Bible :
1. John 3:16
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.
2. John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
3. Matthew 28:6
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
4. John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
5. Matthew 20:19b
On the third day, he will be raised to life!
6. Luke 24:6a
He is not here; he has risen!
7. John 20:18a
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!”
8. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
9. Romans 10:9
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10. 1 Corinthians 15:4
that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
How to Explain Easter to Kids in Simple Words?
Easter is another term for the resurrection of Jesus, three days after His death on the cross. It is an important holiday and one of the major feasts in Christian Churches to celebrate the end of Lent.
Easter is always celebrated on a Sunday, but the date varies everytime. This year 2022, Easter will be celebrated on April 17.
What book of the Bible tells the story of Easter?
The Easter story can be found in all 4 Gospel books of the Bible: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Though kids might not totally understand yet the significance of Easter, it’s a simple way to explain to them by reading the Easter story that can be found in the Bible (use the Gospel story of choice).
You don’t have to be thorough in your explanation, just make it easy for the kids. Make sure to mention to them the main characters of the story: Jesus – the son of God, the chief priests, the Jewish leaders, the disciples, Judas Iscariot, Mary, James, the mother of James, and Simon Peter.
Here’s a chronological order of the main events of the story as a guide: the plot against Christ Jesus, Jesus anointed at Bethany, Judas agrees to betray Jesus, the Last Supper, Jesus predicts Peter’s denial, Gethsemane, Jesus arrested, Jesus before the Sanhedrin, Peter disowns Jesus, Judas hangs himself, Jesus before Pilate, the soldiers mock Jesus, the crucifixion of Jesus, the death of Jesus, the burial of Jesus, the guard at the tomb, the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the guard’s report, and the great commission.
Feel free to omit some scenes depending on the age of your kids. If they’re way younger, you don’t have to explain about Judas hanging himself, or mentioning the leading priests, teachers of the law, or Jewish leaders because they might just confuse them.
Instead, you can explain to them in an exciting, mysterious way about the curtain of the temple being torn, the entrance of the tomb being open, the empty tomb, the linen cloth or white robe found on the tomb, Jesus’ body not being found, the angel of the Lord, and so on.
It’s also a great way to talk about related events, stories, and questions like Palm Sunday, why they put “INRI” which means king of the Jews on the cross of Jesus, why they put a crown of thorns on Jesus’ head, what happened to the body of the Lord Jesus, and other related questions.
The Importance of Easter
Whether you explain a simple story of Easter or a bit detailed one for the older kids, the most important thing is to be able to explain to them the importance of Easter. This is the day that we celebrate the great mercy of God as He died for all of us for the forgiveness of sins to give us new life.
And that we have to remember this good news all the time, especially during difficult times, so we will always have a living hope in God, knowing that He will never abandon us, that He will always be there for us, just like Him showing up to his disciples (who were experiencing difficult time due to his death) on the day of His resurrection.
But of course, you have to explain it to them in a simple way. This great power – the power of his resurrection should not only be remembered by our kids, but also by us, adults, to help us get through all the challenges and difficulties in life.
Fun Ways of Using the Easter Bible Verses for Kids Free Printables
1. Use as memory verses printables.
You can print the Easter bible verses and let your kids cut the individual boxes (if they are big enough to cut for themselves), then they can paste the verses into their notebooks, so they can use them as guides in memorizing the verses.
Or it can also be displayed in their room, framed or not, they can make for good wall decors.
2. Use as a material for kids’ Sunday school.
These can also be used as additional material for Sunday school or religion class. Each kid can be given a set of the Easter Bible verses printables and they can use them in different ways: as memory verse printables, as bible verse cards, or as coloring pages.
3. Use as Bible verses cards or Scripture cards.
These free printables of Easter bible verses for kids can also be printed, cut individually, and laminated to serve as Bible verse cards or Scripture cards. You can punch a hole on each card and put them all together on a binder ring.
Notes on Printing the Easter Bible Verses Free Printables
These printables come in 2 different sizes: A4 and US Letter Document because I know that not everyone is using A4 or US Letter. Most of us here in Europe are using A4, while mostly in the US are using the latter.
Just click the button that indicates the printing paper size that you are using to be directed to the Easter Bible Verses for Kids Free Printables pdf.
I hope that these Easter Bible Verses for Kids with free printables are going to be of use for you and your kids this coming Easter Sunday!
But let’s all remember that as Christian moms, we should never oblige and force our kids to memorize Bible verses even if they’re considered great Bible verses. We can only encourage them to do so, and hopefully, with our encouragement, they will be able to memorize a verse or two during Easter.
May the Holy Spirit guide and enlighten us, so our families can truly feel God’s Love and receive God’s grace this coming Easter, Holy Week, and throughout the entire season of Lent.
Are you going to prepare Easter baskets with colorful Easter eggs and Easter cards for your kids this Easter? Do you prepare an Easter bunny, too? If not, what do you have in mind, instead? Please feel free to share them in the comments below.