As Christians the foundation of our faith is based on Jesus’ resurrection and as homeschooling moms we are given the gift of extra time with our children. How can we use that time wisely to imprint important truths on our children’s hearts during the Easter season?
We can start by using the extra time homeschooling blesses us with to teach our children the significance of Easter. Studying the resurrection and the events that led up to it doesn’t have to be limited to one subject. There are many ways to include Easter in your homeschool.
Plant a resurrection garden. You can read about the resurrection together while you’re making it. Your children will be excited to watch the grass grow more each day and look forward to Easter morning when the stone is rolled away.
Study earthquakes. Earthquakes are mentioned multiple times in the Easter story. Spend some time studying earthquakes to give your child a better visual of the events that surrounded Christ’s death and resurrection. We have some instant downloads of free resources for studying earthquakes that include earthquake research journals, earthquake copywork, and other earthquake printables.
Use your read aloud time to focus on Easter. Here are a few favorites:
- The Three Trees is a beautiful picture book, but even older children will appreciate the story.
- Amon’s Adventure has daily chapters and devotionals to read aloud in the month leading up to Easter. It’s an exciting story that reflects on why we celebrate Easter. If your family has read Jotham’s Journey you’ll enjoy this story about Jotham’s son, Amon.
- The Bronze Bow is set during lifetime of Jesus. Although the book’s plot isn’t centered on Jesus, the main character’s heart is changed because of him.
Learn about Passover. To help your children better understand the week leading up to Christ’s death study the history of Passover. Learning About Biblical Feasts is a wonderful resource for studying how each feast points to Jesus.
Make a timeline. Chart the events of Holy Week on a timeline or make a timeline of Jesus’ life.
Study the ancient Roman government. Older students can study how the Roman government worked and the Roman officials mentioned in the Easter story.
Write a poem. Have each of your children write a poem about what Easter means to them.
Use writing prompts. Encourage your children to look at the Easter story like they never have before with writing prompts. Here are some ideas:
- If I were Peter I would have …
- If I had been in the garden with Jesus when he was arrested I would have …
- If I was one of the first to see the empty tomb I would have …
Write a paper. If you had an older child study the Roman government, have them write a paper sharing what they learned.
I hope you’ve been inspired to include the study of Easter in your homeschool this year. Check out these Christ-centered Easter traditions if you’re looking for more ideas to do with your family. Be sure to get the FREE Easter Scavenger Hunt Printable while you’re there. It’s one of our favorite traditions.
Stacey is a homeschooling Christian mum trying to live a simple, frugal, healthy life. She lives with her husband and two gorgeous boys in the sunshine state of Queensland, Australia. You can check out her blog at Simple Living Creative Learning where you find printables, kids activities, homemaking resources, homeschooling encouragement, and even some recipes!
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