Just as I do for Christmas, I enjoy counting down toward the Easter holiday with some fun Easter tasks. It doesn’t have to be very time consuming, but a nice change from the normal day to day activities! Easter isn’t just about cute chickens, bunnies, eggs and chocolate. Religion isn’t one of my subjects, but I do try to incorporate the Easter Story to our Easter preparations. I also sneak in some math and language, which means we can take some time to “do” Easter with a clean conscience. 😉 It’s so important to teach kids why we celebrate Easter.
If you’re looking for the free image card download
you can find them at the end of this blog post! 🙂
|Read more about the Easter Unit on Tpt!|
The math tasks contain addition, number lines, counting, creating patterns, sorting by size (cm and inches), addition & coloring, creating your own coloring tasks and more. The language tasks contain among other things writing an Easter story, making words and “positive and negative verbs”. Easter themed writing papers are included!
The Easter Story is available as a separate reader, but it is also included in the Easter Unit! The Easter Story Reader focuses on why we celebrate Easter. The text explains what happened in Jesus’ life from Palm Sunday and until his resurrection. After each page of text there are reading comprehension questions with writing space. The questions are also collected in a list at the end of the document. Image cards to support the story are included (the same cards that you can grab for free here on the blog!).
|Read more about the Easter Story Reader on TpT!|
If you’re interested in retelling the Easter Story, the image cards can be very helpful. You can have a circle where the students each draws a card, and explains what the card is about and how it is relevant to the story. You can mix them together, and ask the students to arrange them chronologically, based on what they can remember from the story. You can print a double set and play memory, too!
As you can see from the image cards below they are available in three versions. One version has image and text on the same page, one has just the image and one just the text. You can print the two latter double sided to have the text on the back of each image. Laminating the cards is always a good idea, making them last for years! 🙂
Have a great time preparing for Easter –
and a lovely holiday when that time comes!