Interactive Storytelling - Retelling the Easter Story

Easter Storytelling Kindergarten Lesson PlanFor those of you who teach at church or in private Christian institutions {or even for parents who are looking for a fun activity to do with their children during the holiday season!}, I thought I share the interactive Easter story book I made  for my students this year...in lieu of sugary Easter baskets! The activity consists of 6 filled Easter eggs and an accompanying story booklet... 

Easter Christian Storytelling Kindergarten Lesson Plan

The Eggs

I love that students can recount the events of the the first Easter all by themselves by simply opening the Easter eggs in order...

  1. The Cross. God sent His Son, Jesus into the world. There were many who loved and followed Jesus, but there were others who did not like Him and planned a way to get rid of Him, once and for all. On the first Easter, Jesus was killed. He died on the cross. This made His friends very sad.
  2. The White Cloth. After His death, Jesus' friends wrapped him in a long white cloth and placed Him in a tomb.
  3. The Stone. Before Jesus died, He said that he would rise again in 3 days. This scared the people who did not like Him. To make sure that Jesus' friends could not sneak in and take His body, pretending that He was alive again, they rolled a heavy stone in front of the tomb and placed several guards by the entrance.
  4. The Cinnamon. Early Sunday morning, Mary and Mary Magdalene, followers of Jesus, went to the tomb to put sweet smelling spices on Jesus' body. They were worried, wondering how they would move the heavy stone in front of the tomb. They were in for a BIG surprise!
  5. The Angel. The ground shook and an angel came down from heaven, rolling away the stone and causing the guards to faint in terror. Then angel told Mary and Mary Magdalene not to be afraid; that Jesus had risen and was alive!
  6. The Empty Egg. The angel showed Mary and Mary Magdalene the empty tomb, telling them to run and tell Jesus' disciples that He was alive. On their way, the women saw Jesus! They knelt down and worshiped Him. Jesus told them to go and tell His disciples that He is alive and will see them soon. The two women were overjoyed and hurried to share the good news!

The objects inside the eggs should help them remember/retell the story, but if they need help, I included a story booklet too so that parents can help their little ones recount the event. The numbered pages match the numbered eggs to make it easier!

Here's what the booklet looks like. If you'd like to share this activity with your kiddos, I've provided a link to download it below!

Easter Christian Storytelling Kindergarten Lesson Plan and Kindergarten Printable

[NOTE: I printed these pages onto blank 4" x 6" index cards and page six is double-sided!]

I hope you have a wonderful Easter and, if you decide to incorporate this storytelling activity into your lessons/traditions, we hope your kiddos enjoy it!

{FREE} Download: Easter Interactive Story Booklet

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