Good Friday and Easter Crafts and Activities for Kids
Good Friday and Easter offer the perfect opportunities for church teachers, parents and family members to use creative means to teach and talk to kids about the true meaning behind Good Friday and Easter… the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
Good Friday, the Friday directly before Easter, is the day on which Christian believers remember the death of Jesus Christ. When choosing Good Friday and Easter activities and crafts to teach kids about the holiday, remember that most children prefer a hands-on approach to learning. They also learn and retain information best through the use of activities that incorporate the lesson’s meaning into them.
To provide you with a starting point, Creative Kids Ideas has accumulated a short list of links to some of our favorite articles and sites featuring Good Friday activities and crafts for children.
- A Kid’s Heart provides a wide variety of online activities and games for Good Friday and Easter. Children can decorate eggs online, play matching games with Easter eggs, hunt for eggs in an interactive game, complete online Easter jigsaw puzzles, and more. The site also offers print and play activities such as coloring sheets, puzzles, word games, and worksheets that are excellent for using at home, in the classroom, and in Sunday School or children’s church programs.
- In her article, Good Friday Printable Activities for Kids, Gillian Wilk gives a comprehensive list of excellent resources for printable coloring pages, puzzles, activities, flash cards and stories to help share and teach children about the holiday.
- DLTK’s Crafts for Kids is a great place to find fun, creative Easter activities and ideas. Included on the site are tips for different Easter egg dyeing techniques, crafts, games, poems, songs, and easy to make Easter recipes (like traditional Hot Cross Buns and adorable Easter Nest Cupcakes with Speckled Easter Eggs).
- Jo Brielyn offers more great Easter ideas in her article, Good Friday Activities, Crafts and Games for Kids. Readers can learn how to make a few simple Easter crafts, learn how to plan and execute a Resurrection Egg Hunt for children, and find a recipe and instructions on how to make Resurrection Cookies.
To find even more free, fun and educational Good Friday and Easter activities for kids, check out this list of the top five websites that provide both religious and non-religious holiday crafts for children.
All of the sites listed above have been parent tested and kid approved. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have. Please feel free to comment with any additional sites (relevant ones only, please!) that you and your kids love. Creative Kids Ideas enjoys reader input.
Have a blessed and memorable holiday!