A time for Christians to reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus, his martyrdom and what it means for mankind, and the season for egg hunts and chocolate galore to celebrate the bunnies and chicks- the first sign of Spring. Whether you are looking for lessons of a spiritual nature or some seasonal fun flavour, we have hand-pick some of the best resources on TES to make your planning easier. There’s plenty of card-making, storytelling and egg finding activities to keep your pupils engaged in the run up to the Easter break.
A selection of Easter poems suitable for Early Years/KS1.
A simple on-screen board game. Great for practising counting on from any given number within 20.
A letter to read to the children before an egg hunt activity.
What hatches from an egg? Does a chick? Or a lamb? Or a rabbit? Or a frog? And what about a spider? A ladybird? A fish? An alligator? Or even a snake?
Colourful numbered eggs to hang on the classroom washing line.
A5 Easter-themed cards in full colour with dotted Sassoon Infant font.
Guided reading sheets for making Easter Nests, aimed at YR.
Useful planning documents for nursery or reception, and a selection of activities for Easter.
The Easter story for younger children encouraging them to think about symbols for Easter. Would be useful for an assembly.
Easter counting game - match the number of bunnies with the number on the Easter egg and Easter scissor skills.
Colourful presentation to aid counting to 10 for early years and special needs pupils.
Children work around the board collecting eggs for their baskets.
Decorate or colour the baskets, glue together and fill with shredded tissue paper and mini eggs.
Words and clipart to make props to go along with this Easter poem about 5 brown eggs.
0-10 numberlines with corresponding amounts of Easter Eggs.
Key Stage 1
An interactive for making a repeating symmetrical pattern on an Easter egg.
Full instructions and elements to make a card with moving parts. An opportunity to use collage, materials for texture, etc.
8 words to find connected to Easter. Words go horizontally and vertically.
Resource pack includes Easter egg trails, scavenger hunt, nature trail, Easter basket, Easter card template, spotter sheet, rabbit mask and art sheets.
A maths trail for year 2 with Easter themed questions. List of resources required and answer sheet included.
A handy starter/filler that can be adapted to your needs. Children estimate amounts of objects on each screen.
A collection of practical activities relating to Easter, as well as printables and links.
This Easter recipe gives step-by-step instructions for making chocolate cornflake nests and includes photographs.
A sequencing activity of the Easter story for mixing up and sorting.
Templates for making Easter baskets and Easter boxes, Easter/Spring themed borders, Easter images and a booklet to retell the Easter Story.
Create a symmetrically decorated egg by dragging patterns onto areas of the egg template.
Interactive activities on the Easter story and how Christians celebrate Easter today. Activities are differentiated at various levels.
Two presentations covering the whole Easter story, for KS1.
Key Stage 2
A selection of decorated paper in colour and black and white.
A script of events as they unfold in Jerusalem during Passover week - told in the style of a modern day news report.
Easter worksheets, an egg template, Easter word problems and symbols of Easter worksheet.
What is Easter? An ‘information exchange’ followed by a quiz.
Real life problems, involving all four operations, with an Easter theme. Aimed at Year 5/6.
A PowerPoint to use in assembly or as a starter to explain briefly what Easter is and how it’s celebrated.
A fun activity to help learn some of the events and people in the Easter Story.
A series of worksheets and an interactive presentation teaching the Easter story.
Find out all about the history, traditions and customs of the Easter festival. Includes making an Easter basket, Easter colouring pictures, card making and Easter recipes.
15 words to find connected with Easter. Words go horizontally and vertically.
Key Stage 3 & 4
Reading skills practice, Easter vocabulary, a Knüppelkuchen recipe and help to create an Easter card in German.
An Easter PowerPoint to go with Linguascope vocabulary.
Details of the events day-by-day leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Worksheet using Ugolino di Nerio’s painting as a prompt for discussion about the nature of Jesus’ suffering.
A presentation on how Easter is celebrated in Russia.
General information and embeded videos about Easter in Spain, as well as a vocabulary sheet.
An activity looking at the sustainability of packaging used for Easter eggs. Links to useful resources for research are included.
A pictorial sudoku with an Easter theme.
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