Easter is around the corner!

Easter’s rolling around once again—but that doesn’t mean you have to teach the same Easter Sunday School lesson as last year.

Yes, there’s only ONE resurrection story. And almost every kid who has spent some time at church knows it by heart! But there are MANY ways to teach it.

So why not mix things up with a new approach to your Easter Sunday School lesson? You could jam to a new Easter Sunday School song. Or knock their socks off with an Easter object lesson. Or have the kids pretend to be donkeys (as part of this wacky, hilarious lesson). 

Below, you’ll find a treasure trove of resources to make this year’s Easter Sunday School class spectacular: songs, verses, object lessons, lesson scripts, and more.

Amazing Easter Songs for Sunday School 2024

Sing and shout! Jesus rose from the grave and has power over death!

Here’s a rockin’ refresh on a timeless hymn with a simple, catchy chorus.

This one will get every foot tappin’ and all hands clappin’.

Forever, I will stand and sing - it is finished!!

A new, modern twist on an old familiar hymn.

In His death, I live! This great hymn becomes a great Easter worship song for your Sunday School kids!

Another “Hosanna” Sunday School song - this one would be great for younger kids.

A new, modern twist on an old familiar hymn.

What’s more fun than playing freeze tag? Doing a freeze dance, of course.

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Easter Sunday School Lessons

These extra-creative lessons will help elementary kids learn the true meaning of Easter and hide its message in their hearts. Each includes everything you need for Sunday—songs, lesson script, review questions, games—all except the snack!

Easter Lesson 1: Death

FROM THE SERIES: He is Alive!

“Jesus died on the cross” has such a somber ring to it. But there would be no resurrection (and no Easter) without Jesus’ death. So this lesson is all about the “prequel” to Easter, so to speak. We’re unpacking all the drama leading up to resurrection day, from Jesus’ weird request to borrow someone’s pet, to his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, to his heartbreaking betrayal by a close friend, to the miraculous sacrifice of his life. It all sets the stage for those magical words, “He is risen!”

Easter Lesson 2: Life

FROM THE SERIES: He is Alive!

Know anyone who busted out of his grave and decided to live for a little while longer? Didn’t think so. We mortals get only one chance at life before we kick the ol’ bucket. Jesus is the only one who made his “one-way trip into the great beyond” a round trip. He died and was buried, but then he rose again after 3 days. That’s why we celebrate Easter. But this isn’t just a story of Jesus doing a fun “magic” trick and coming back to life. It’s about him DEFEATING the dreadful enemy DEATH—and doing it with style. And because he lives, we live!

Inspire kids to follow Jesus!

Kids hear about Social Media "followers" all the time. But let's encourage them to follow Jesus more than any other. Laugh, play, and inspire your kids to be a "disciple" of Jesus with this free lesson series.

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4 Incredible (and Easy!) Easter Object Lessons

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Here's me testing this object lesson with a full mason jar of water, over the sink of course!
Here's me testing this object lesson with a full mason jar of water, over the sink of course!

Jesus' Amazing Power

Jesus was a rule breaker. No, really! He shattered the rules…of SCIENCE! Because when you die, you’re dead. But not Jesus. He had power over the powerful “rule” of death. With this lesson, you’ll have a little fun with surface tension and “break the rules” when you turn over a bottle and no water spills out.

And I had to see this Easter Object Lesson for myself, so I you'll see that picture of me holding a full glass mason jar of water over the sink. And sure enough!! I can't wait for you to share this with your Sunday School class!

Jesus, Sin for Us

This is a very popular Easter object lesson, But it never ceases to get kids gawking, no matter how many times you do it. And the message behind it is powerful: Jesus took our dirty, nasty sin to the cross. He shed his blood to clean up our mess. He makes us sparkling clean!

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Jesus Casts Out Sin

No time to run to the store? No problem. You can probably do this Easter Object Lesson with stuff you have in your kitchen right now. It’s a simple, yet poignant science experiment that illustrates how Jesus forgives our sin, tossing it far away and giving us new life.

The Empty Tomb

When Jesus rose from the dead, everyone wondered, “how did he do that?” Some thought maybe his disciples whisked his body away and hid it somewhere. But they couldn’t have moved the big heavy rock that blocked the entrance–especially when soldiers were guarding it. So the empty tomb was a true miracle. And here's a cool illusion that will leave the kids wondering, how did the teacher do that?

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Easter Memory Verses for Kids

Check out our list of short, kid-friendly Easter memory verses. Knowing some by heart will help kids remember the Easter message year round! (All are quoted from the NCV Bible.)

John 11:25

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will have life even if they die."

Jesus didn’t just resurrect himself back to life. He IS the resurrection and the life. That means he has the power to not only raise himself, but everyone who believes in him. He’s the ultimate life-giver!

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

;I passed on to you what I received, of which this was most important: that Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say; that he was buried and was raised to life on the third day as the Scriptures say;

When you teach your Easter Sunday School lesson, don’t forget to tell the entire story! Jesus died, was buried, and rose again. That’s the Gospel in a nutshell. And one more thing—it’s good to mention how we know these events happened: the Scriptures say they did (and we can trust them because they’re God’s Word).

Luke 24:6a

He is not here; he has risen from the dead.

Short, simple, and to-the-point. Today, it’s the perfect Easter Bible verse for the youngest kids in Sunday School. But at the moment these words were spoken, they were like a bomb going off, shocking everyone around. Jesus wasn’t in the tomb! He had risen from the dead!

Luke 24:7

“He said the Son of Man must be handed over to sinful people, be crucified, and rise from the dead on the third day.”

This was the ultimate “I told you so!” Jesus had told his followers that he would be betrayed, mistreated, and then die. They were horrified to hear that. But they were even more shocked when he said he would rise from the dead. That was just too hard to believe. But then… it all happened, just as Jesus had said it would.

Romans 8:34

Who can say God’s people are guilty? No one, because Christ Jesus died, but he was also raised from the dead, and now he is on God’s right side, appealing to God for us.

Jesus died, rose from the dead…and then where’d he go? This verse has the answer. After spending a bit more time on earth talking to his followers, Jesus went back up to heaven. Today, he sits next to God. And he’s looking out for our interests, like a lawyer “appealing” and defending a client.

Acts 3:15

And so you killed the One who gives life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses to this.

Our sin put Jesus on the cross, not just the “bad men” who nailed him there. But it was all for a purpose. After Jesus paid for our sin with his death, God raised him back to life. And that proved he is God, and not just a man.

Romans 10:9

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.

Easter has all the makings of a great story–bad guys, a betrayal, a miracle, and a very happy ending. But it’s not just a cool story. If we truly believe that God raised Jesus (and can raise us back to life after forgiving our sins), we will be saved from eternal separation from God.

1 Corinthians 5:17

If anyone belongs to Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new!

When Jesus rose again, he didn’t look exactly the same as before. He had a new body, free from all the cuts and bruises he got when he died. We are made new too, if we belong to Christ. This verse is perfect for your Easter Sunday School lesson, because it reminds kids that because Christ rose again, they’re made free from sin. They don’t have to obey that voice inside that urges them to do bad things.

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