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Interactive Christian Easter Lesson: Use on Zoom or at Home

Easter season is such a beautiful, meaningful time for Christian families to gather. But sometimes it’s hard to all be in one place. If you can’t be together, you can always share your time together online. To facilitate a meaningful discussion about the reason for Easter and the promises Our Savior gives us, we share this fun, interactive lesson.

Easter Lesson about Christ

Interactive Easter Egg Hunt Lesson

These eggs can be used in a variety of lesson ideas. Here’s one example:

  1. Print and cut out these six adorable eggs. Laminate them if you wish.
  2. Hide them around the house in typical Easter egg hunt fashion. After your children find them, gather to discuss what each letter means as outlined in the lesson below.

Here’s a VIRTUAL option:

  1. Have each family who will attend the virtual meeting print out the eggs and hide them in their homes.
  2. At an appointed time, attend a virtual meeting together. (See option ideas below.) A main teacher has the kids hold up each letter, one at a time, as she teaches the lesson on Easter.

Christian Easter Lesson Outline

The letters in the word Easter can actually help us remember key concepts about this special holiday. Children who can’t read can still participate with the pictures and activities included in the lesson kit, making this an effective, simple activity lesson for a variety of ages.

Use as much or as little of the following ideas as attention spans allow. Feel free to add your own ideas and personalize for your family’s needs.

Items needed: Easter eggs prepared from the printable, visuals from the kit, scriptures (encourage hard copies, but electronic devices are fine too).

Christian Easter Lesson

E: Eternal hope and everlasting life. Jesus Christ was born, lived, and died—for us. He knows what we are experiencing, our joys and our challenges. He lived a perfect life. Though He did nothing wrong, He suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was crucified on the cross and died, fulfilling God’s plan. He was resurrected so that we, too, might all live again with Him and Heavenly Father one day, never to die again. Because of Him we have hope and the ultimate, promised blessing to live with God eternally one day.

Read or have someone read: John 3:16.

  • What does it mean to you to have eternal hope and everlasting life? Think of some of the gifts you have received in your life. Many of them are memorable and bring us joy. But can you think of any other gift you have ever been given that is more precious or meaningful than the gifts of hope or everlasting life?

Christian Easter Lesson

A: Apostles and Atonement. With great power, the Apostles of Jesus Christ continued to testify of Him after His death. Even though Christ was gone from the earth, they taught His gospel. Wicked people had killed Him, but there were still many good people who wanted to learn. Some of them listened to the Apostles.

Read or have someone read Acts 4:33 about the Apostles.

Discuss what they might have been like and what they were doing.

  • What did the Apostles teach? The Atonement. We’ll discuss that word in a moment after we read a scripture.

Read or have someone read Alma 34:8-10.

These verses talk about the Atonement and why we ALL need it.

  • What does Atonement mean? See if anyone can explain the Atonement. Answers might reflect that the Atonement helps us to “be one” with Christ. It saves us from spiritual and physical death. In other words, we don’t have to be sinners forever when we do something wrong. We can repent and do better. Also, after we die, we can live again. Death is not the end.

Christian Easter Lesson

S: Spring, sacrifice, and spirit. Spring is a time for new beginnings, just like Jesus Christ offers us opportunities to continually “try again” and follow His teachings.

  • What does spring look like where you live?
  • Are there new flower buds coming out of the ground?
  • Are baby animals being born? Things are new in the spring.

When Christ died on the cross, He made a tremendous sacrifice for each of us. Without his willing sacrifice in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, spiritual death (or sin) and physical death would be the end for us. But it’s not. After His physical death, Christ’s Spirit immediately went to heaven to be with Heavenly Father. His Spirit and our very own spirits are eternal. They live on after our body dies.

  • What happened to Christ’s body? You can pause for answers or go directly to the next letter and discussion.

Christian Easter Lesson

T: Tomb. After Christ died on the cross, His body was laid in a tomb, which is a grave, perhaps like a cave. After three days, His body left the tomb. Where did it go? We’ll discuss that in just a minute.

Read or have someone read Luke 24:2-3. 

  • Does anyone have a question or observation they’d like to share?

Christian Easter Lesson

E: Ears to Hear Him. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, wants us to hear and heed, which means to follow, His teachings.

Read or have someone read Matthew 17:5 and this portion of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision (JSH 1:16-17).  How are these verses similar? What is their message, and why is it important?

In Matthew, note with whom the Lord was speaking. He speaks in consistent patterns to His children and did so when He spoke to Joseph Smith in 1820. That makes it real and something we should pay attention to as something very important.

  • How can we make time to “hear Him?”
  • What are some things we can do to better listen and “heed Him”?
  • What might it feel like when He’s trying to teach us?

Christian Easter Lesson

R: Redeemer and Resurrection. Christ is our Redeemer, Our Savior of the world. Because of Him we will ALL be Resurrected again someday. This is the most glorious news ever!

Read or have someone read John 11:25-26. These verses teach us the best news ever!

  • What does Resurrection mean? If this answer wasn’t brought up earlier, encourage the understanding that because of the resurrection our spirits and bodies will be reunited again after death.
  • What does Redeemer mean? And who is our Redeemer? A redeemer is someone who saves. Our Redeemer is Jesus Christ. That’s why we often call him Our Savior.

Share your testimony. In your own words, share about the realities and blessings of Easter that come only through our Savior, Jesus Christ. God must love Him and us so much to give us all these promised blessings. Every day we can “hear Him” and try to “heed Him.”

Easter is a beautiful time for Christian families to gather and learn about Jesus Christ. This simple lesson outline, with free printables, is perfect for an interactive lesson at home or with extended family online.

Additional Ideas for Lesson Use

  • Use printables as Easter decor around the home.
  • Display images in a prominent place to prompt review discussions about the concepts learned.
  • Encourage a basic discussion the first time, especially if young children are present. Add more gospel teachings in subsequent lessons as you review using this outline.
  • Talk about the order of events surrounding Easter. Young children can learn that Jesus was born, lived, suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, died on the cross, and was resurrected. Focus on those key events to help increase their understanding. Kit images are included to facilitate additional discussion.
  • Make this lesson a yearly tradition. Repetition is so helpful, especially for young children.

Kerry Smith is a former editor and writer for the Ensign magazine. She enjoys sharing home-centered learning ideas at mrsladywordsmith.com and Utah events and resources at utahfamilyfunstuff.com. Mom to two awesome boys and wife to one amazing husband, Kerry is so excited to be part of the Sugardoodle team.



April Sorbonne is a talented designer and artist whose work can be seen and enjoyed at goodinspiration.net.   She is passionate about studying the gospel and teaching and has a particular interest in the Principles of Righteousness and their impact on relationships. A recent highlight for her was teaching the Friday Devotional at the University of Utah Institute. She has four creative children and is wife to one awesome guy, April is honored to share her talents with Sugardoodle followers.

Blessed are the Piece Makers: How Handmade Pieces Bring Me Peace #PRINCEofPEACE

This past September, my handsome husband, Jason, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Over the last six months of chemo-filled craziness I have learned something incredibly valuable about peace. Real, lasting peace isn’t found; it is fought for. To keep a firm grip on the peace that is so generously extended by my Savior I have to be an active participant. I have to use whatever energy I have for good and surround myself with reminders that I am not alone. Thankfully, in my house, I don’t have to look very far to find comfort (see the the video below).


My house is filled with art, sewing, woodwork and countless other gifts designed to bring me comfort. If yours is too, I hope you’ll share it! Take a picture, make a video, do whatever you can to celebrate the piece maker in your life and share the message of true and lasting peace.


To find more stories and inspiration about the #PRINCEofPEACE please visit Mormon.org.

To find out more about Maria’a teaching tips click the picture below.


Maria and her fabulous quilt-creating Mom, Sally

#PRINCEofPEACE Infinity Card Mutual Activity

Sharing the gospel online can be a daunting task for teenagers. I created these quick and easy scripture-sharing infinity cards to help the Young Women in our ward share the #PRINCEofPEACE message.

MeckMom #PRINCEofPEACE Infinity Card

The cards are created with a simple piece of paper and scissors so they’re easy to put together in a big group. They’re also great for church activities because they can be recorded and shared without showing any faces. Click the video below to get all the details.


The construction process is really easy. Check out the video below to get all the assembly tips.


I tested this simple activity in my sister’s ward in Alpine, UT and the kids loved it. I took the first 10 min to talk about the effect of the #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign on the Church. You can find some cool stat about that here.

Most of them had posted something about #LIGHTtheWORLD during the Christmas season. I asked them how they felt about sharing the gospel via social media and then told them about the upcoming video #PRINCEofPEACE. The Easter video is focused on 8 peace-making principles taught during the Savior’s ministry: Faith, God’s Word, Compassion, Gratitude, Prayer, Forgiveness, Repentance, and Hope.

We chatted about how the scriptures can teach us about all of those principles and can bring us peace during turbulent times. I challenged them to choose a scripture that had brought them peace at some point in their lives and share it on their social media feeds during the Easter season.

We then took the next 30 minutes crafting our cards. Once everyone had the hang of things and had added their favorite scripture, we took turns recording them to our phones. By the end of the hour, every teenager had a cool, 15-second, shareable video saved to their phones and a reminder on their calendar to post them during the week before Easter.

MeckMom Infinity Card Scripture

The kids were enthusiastic and entertained. They came up with so many cool ideas on how to make their videos unique. Some of them changed the background, others flipped their cards in unison, some even came up with grand plans to make a giant card and film it with a drone. 🙂 The night was easy, fun and full of purpose. If you’re looking for a simple way to bring a little fun to your next mutual night, I hope you’ll give it a try. You can find this free printable (and dozens of others) on my site, MeckMom.com, by clicking here.


#Hallelujah Day 8 Easter Advent Kit for Holy Week

Day 8 Green Hill Far Away-01Day 8 ThornNailVinegarSideBlurry-01Day 8 Thorns-01Today is Good Friday. It’s the day we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.  In the devotional from the kit, it is suggested that your family put all of the electronics and cell phones in a basket for the evening and go by candlelight to represent the 3 hours of darkness experienced in the Old World and 3 days of darkness int he New World.  With all the distractions of our day, I think this exercise is so appropriate for the Season.  A time to ponder with less going on around us.


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This guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand-lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her at www.aimeeferre.com.

Featured bloggers for My Computer Is My Canvas

As all of you know, we at Sugardoodle have been trying to spread the beauty of the mormon.org Easter video this season. We reached out to six amazingly talented women to create a series of free printable Easter kits to support the campaign.

Over the past few weeks some of our favorite bloggers have been posting about the kits and their own Christ-centered family traditions. There were tons to choose from but we wanted to introduce you to a few of our favorite posts from each kit. We hope you click over, read their posts, comment and get inspired to bring more meaning to your family’s Easter.

Featured Bloggers from Kit #1: Easter Advent from My Computer Is My Canvas

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See her cool Easter basket scavenger hunt idea (with a free printable) and how it pairs perfectly with Colette’s recipe.

Hello, I’m Montserrat. I’m a farmer’s wife, mother of eleven, homeschooler, chocoholic, music lover, and like to play a good game of Scrabble. You’ll find a little bit of everything on Cranial Hiccups. It’s my place to share all the ideas, activities, crafts, and resources that I have gathered and tried over a number of years.


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Hop over to see her clever virtual egg hunt and series of #hallelujah posts

I have been blessed with 5 beautiful children! I love to work on family history and finding all my treasured ancestors along the way. You will see many posts about this exciting hobby and I invite you to jump on board and find your ancestors with me. I also love to draw and design. You can take advantage of some of my artwork by downloading some free digital scrapbook kits that I have posted here on my website named “Brightly Street.” I grew up in California on a street called “Brightly Street.” My website focuses on ways to help “strengthen your home and family.” We hope you will visit our street often and take advantage of the many fun tips, tricks and “Bright ideas to strengthen your home and family!”


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Head over to her site to find out more about Colette’s delicious recipe and read Heather’s series of #hallelujah posts

Raising Memories focuses on fun ways parents can make memories with their kids while raising them. From craft, activity, recipe, and photography tutorials to travel ideas and products moms and families will love, it’s a collection of all of the fun parts of parenting and great ideas for making it all more memorable.

There are so many other wonderful bloggers participating in this campaign. Please click over to the #hallelujah main page to see the full list and get links to the kit maker’s posts.

Are you a blogger or social media influencer? Do you want to be alerted when we have new projects like this in the works? Click HERE to join our Sugardoodle Creative Network.