Easter Sunday, and the weeks leading up to it, is an incredible time to learn, celebrate, and reflect on, the greatest miracle to ever happen! The death and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ, is the linchpin of the Christian faith and the key to everlasting life.

Christ walking out of the grave, defeating sin and death, is worthy of our celebration! A fantastic way to teach, learn, and celebrate together as a kids’ ministry, is through crafts and activities.

Kids learn through so many avenues, by listening, creating, and even sharing what they are learning.

Christ walking out of the grave, defeating sin and death, is worthy of our celebration!

Ideas for Children’s Ministry Easter Activities

Easter Eggs

Easter eggs are a staple in this Resurrection holiday, for their symbolism of new life.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

This Striped Paper Easter Eggs craft is a simple way to create eggs!

Not only does this craft only require paper and glue, but it’s also completely customizable. Start with pre-cut easter eggs and then have your kids rip, cut, and glue strips (or any other shape) to the egg. Easy!

Paper Plate Craft

This Paper Plate Easter Craft Scene glorifies the work Christ did on the cross. Begin by cutting paper plates in half, decorating the half with tissue paper or markers. Staple or glue a paper cross behind the paper plate to make it look like the cross on the hill.

Trace children’s hands on yellow paper, cut them out, and attach them behind the cross to emulate a sunrise behind the cross!

Risen Banner

While this free printable requires some scissor work and twine, the He Is Risen DIY Banner is fun to embellish and bring home to hang up! This banner could easily become a household staple in Easter decorating for many of your children’s ministry families.

Mini Easter Gardens

Using mini flower pots, dirt, and some grass seeds, this Mini Easter Garden grows grass around a cross. Children get to watch the grass grow around the cross, reminding them of how true life is found in Christ.

Sending home care instructions with the small plant is ideal. This children’s ministry Easter activity is sure to be a hit.

The Easter Storybook Coloring Pages

Need coloring pages for your family or the families in your ministry? We’ve got you covered in our new resource download from Ministry Spark, The Easter Storybook Coloring Pages.
Free Activity

The Easter Storybook Coloring Pages

Need coloring pages for your family or the families in your ministry? We’ve got you covered in our new resource download from Ministry Spark, The Easter Storybook Coloring Pages.
Free Activity

The Easter Storybook Coloring Pages

Need coloring pages for your family or the families in your ministry? We’ve got you covered in our new resource download from Ministry Spark, The Easter Storybook Coloring Pages.
Free Activity

Crosses on Egg Cartons

If scooping dirt in your classroom isn’t your jam—fret not! There are other ways to do this craft: for instance, this Crosses on Calvary craft uses the same concept but with egg cartons and plastic easter grass. No care instructions necessary.

Christ Is Risen Craft

He is not here, Christ has Risen from The Grave craft! This activity is fun to make and fun to play with. Begin by cutting a slot for a popsicle stick, with Jesus clip art attached, into the bottom of a paper cup. Draw an empty tomb on the front of the cup.

Push the popsicle stick up, with decorated clip art, to make it appear He is rising from the grave. He is risen indeed!

Coloring Pages

What beats a classic coloring sheet? These Easter Storybook Coloring Pages are ready to print and color. Now the question is, crayons or colored pencils?

Paper Plate Cross

By utilizing paper plates and some brads, this Paper Plate Cross Reveal opens an Easter egg to reveal a cross—the reason why we celebrate Easter! Glue a cross on top of a sunburst (a great opportunity to trace and cut out the children’s hands) to the first plate.

Decorate the second plate on top with an egg design. Cut the egg plate down the middle and fasten each half to the cross plate. Your kids can decorate and personalize each facet of this project to celebrate what Christ did on the cross as a fun children’s ministry Easter activity!

Tulip Craft

Tulips are considered a symbol of resurrection, hence their popularity at easter. This Fork-Stamped Tulip Craft uses paint and plastic forks to create an abundance of the flowers.

As a fun idea, print a verse like 1 Peter 1:3 on card stock before painting the tulips: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Bible Verse Craft

Another fun spin on the easter egg is this Bible Verse Easter Egg Craft. After cutting out an egg shape and decorating it with chosen materials, cut the egg in half in a zig-zag pattern. Attach a printed-out Bible verse to the backside of both egg halves. Voila!

An Easter egg with the meaning of Easter inside! (free printables are found through the link!)

Story Wheel

Interactive and ready to color, this Easter Spinning Story Wheel with free printable, succinctly communicates the Easter story. Two pieces of printed-and-cut-out-cardstock fastened with a brad, show the crosses, the tomb, and risen Jesus!

Coffee Filter Crafts

After Jesus met Mary outside of the tomb, she went to tell others about the resurrection! Encourage your kids to share the good news of the resurrection with this Coffee Filter Easter Sunrise Card craft. After decorating the front, a Bible verse and message of the good news of Easter—“He is Risen!”—fill the inside.

And here’s another children’s ministry Easter activity using coffee filters! These Coffee Filter Butterflies only need the coffee filters, washable markers, some water (in a spray bottle for faster drying), and pipe cleaners! Butterflies leave their cocoons in a beautiful transformation, reminiscent of how Christ left the tomb, transforming humanity forever!

Easter Crosses Craft

What happens when you put painters’ tape, your paint of choice, and cardstock (or small canvases!) together? This Easter Cross Resist Art!

Arranging the tape in the shape of a cross lets little artists be creative with their colors, while keeping the focus on the cross. Be sure to paint over or alongside the tape for a bold reveal.

More Ideas

Need more ideas? Check out this additional article for more Easter activity ideas!


No matter which projects your kids’ ministry works on this Easter, if the truth and joy of the resurrection of Jesus is shared, everything else is truly a bonus! Your work in teaching the gospel to young hearts is tender, holy work.

I pray that you feel divine encouragement and a peace that surpasses understanding while you serve your ministry this Easter season. Thank you for loving Jesus and His children in this way!