Many Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. For non-Christians (or non-mainstream Christians), this event means a springtime rebirth filled with joy and gifts – and chocolate! Overall it’s America’s Most Popular Party with Christmas up close. The date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. This year it is April 9, 2023.
Here is a good mix of games, lesson plans, stories and songs that can be mixed with many academic subjects (for updates on this List of Easter themed websites, click here):
This website includes a colorful collection of Easter (and Spring) games and visual, engaging information for younger kids. The games are Easter math, Easter egg hunt, Easter egg dress up, Easter word hunt, complete sentence, etc. Also, viewers will find Easter story websites around the world.
Like all ABCYa games and activities, Easter Egg Hunt is a colorful and intuitive educational game for young children. It’s easy to understand, fun, with favorite Easter symbols and energetic music that will engage kids. The five Easter-themed games are easy to understand (no instructions required) with a countdown timer to motivate activity. Nicely, it also aligns gameplay to respected national standards.
In this Easter egg hunt, students work in groups to find paper eggs hidden around the room or school. The website contains a lesson plan for teachers with objectives, key concepts, required materials, and suggested assessments.
This site offers a collection of Easter-themed coloring templates that can be printed or imported into a drawing program. Here you will find a color-me Easter angel, an Easter egg, a lamb or a rabbit and several others aligned with the Christian celebration.
This site features three Easter games that require critical thinking and problem solving from young people. It also provides an overview of the Christian Stations of the Cross – a great addition for homeschoolers. This requires quick reading of the instructions, so it’s best played the first time with an available adult, but once played, students will understand how to maneuver through the various stages.
This robust collection from Primary Games, a well-known provider of fun educational activities, includes over twenty easy-to-understand Easter-themed games. Coloring pages, word searches, Boggle quiz, Easter math, puzzles, dot to dot, hangman, crossword and more are also available to align learning with this popular holiday .
From teAchnology, this site offers a wide variety of Easter-aligned lesson plans to support core learning. Available options are Easter Egg Word Families, Easter Sudoku, Jelly Bean Math, and more.
This is a nice collection of religious and non-religious Easter activities. The laity offer six poems and two songs. Each poem is completed with a reading-based craft. In the religious collection, there are five poems and eleven songs, often aligned with popular tunes students know, such as ABC, Mary had a little lambAnd Pop go weasel.
This is a darling two-minute video that features puppies and chickens dressed for Easter, frolicking in their very own Easter egg hunt.
From Digipuzzle, this site offers a wide variety of Easter-themed puzzles, crosswords, word searches, hangman, memory games, multiplication puzzles, and coloring pages. Also included are Easter Math Pacman, Boggle Quiz, Block Puzzle, Sudoku and more. They are intuitive, which makes them a great site for fill-in time or class warm-ups.
This is an Easter-themed science experiment where students determine the density of an egg or one of ten other experiments. He offers Objectives, Keywords, Materials required, a complete lesson plan, and Ratings. It’s a great way to link the holidays to math and science.
This is a 2.5 minute video of Easter bunny song. It’s colorful, engaging and quite easy to learn, students will sing along quickly.
In this ten minute video, students enjoy reading Jan Brett The Easter egg complete with captivating music, images, sound and original pages from Jan’s popular book.
This collection of Easter-themed videos includes the story of Easter and Easter eggs, what you probably don’t know about Easter (from the History channel), an ebook, several tutorials (for cooking and crafts ), an Easter sermon, and more.
As only Starfall can, this Easter word hunt can be read or listened to in audio. Instructions are easy to understand with hints if readers get stuck. Words are selected with clicks and full sentences can be listened to by launching the audio icon.
This is a video of the popular Easter song for children.
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This is a three-minute preview of Easter released by the History Channel. It provides information about the holiday, the origin of the word “Easter”, how it was imposed as a holiday Sunday, and an overview of traditions (such as the Easter bunny, baskets, eggs, egg rolls and chocolate).
Mercer Mayer’s Popular It’s Easter Little Beast comes to life in this video story narrated by the author. With the help of his puppet friend, Little Critter, Mayer reads the story while sharing images from his book mixed with commentary from himself and his puppets. This YouTube video has fascinated hundreds of thousands of young people, sharing in the excitement and pageantry of the Easter holiday. .
With options ranging from stories to songs, videos, lesson plans, games, and information, choose one that works with your group of students. I would like to know if there is a digital activity that your students love for this holiday.
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over 100 technical resources, including a K-12 Technology Program, K-8 keyboard program, K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in technical education, master teacher, webmaster for four blogs, a Voice of the Amazon Vineeditor of CSTA presentations, freelance journalist on technology education topics, contributor to NEA todayand author of technological thrillers, Chase a submarine And twenty four days. You can find his resources at Structured learning.