Easter Articles

Easter and Holy Week

What happened at that first Easter?

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Easter and Holy Week

What happened at that first Easter?

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Easter is the most important of all the Christian festivals. Use these sheets to explore the events of Holy Week, leading up to Easter. The first sheet is a simple ordering activity and the second encourages the children to reflect more deeply about the significance […]

Resurrection

An animated retelling

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Resurrection

An animated retelling

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This is a short animated retelling of one biblical account of the resurrection.

The Crucifixion

Animated retelling

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The Crucifixion

Animated retelling

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This is a short animated retelling of the crucifixion.

The Last Supper and Arrest

An animated retelling

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Last Supper

The Last Supper and Arrest

An animated retelling

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This is a short animated retelling of the Last Supper and Jesus’ arrest

The Anointing

An animated retelling

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The Anointing

An animated retelling

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This is a short animated retelling of Jesus’ anointing at Bethany.

Palm Sunday

An animated version of the events of Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

An animated version of the events of Palm Sunday

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This is a short animated retelling of the events of Palm Sunday.

Resurrection evidence

What happened to the body?

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Resurrection evidence

What happened to the body?

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After Jesus was crucified, his body was placed in a cave and a large rock was rolled in front of the entrance. Roman guards were ordered to stand and keep watch over it to ensure that the body wasn’t stolen. However, after three days, Christians […]

What’s so good about Good Friday?

Teaching ideas for secondary-age students

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What’s so good about Good Friday?

Teaching ideas for secondary-age students

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Jesus’ death on the cross is central to the Christian faith. Christians believe that the cross is a symbol of God’s love for the world – that because Jesus died, people can be friends with God. This flexible lesson plan offers ways of exploring this […]

Exploring Easter through the Senses

What do Christians consider so important about Easter?

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Exploring Easter through the Senses

What do Christians consider so important about Easter?

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Have you ever wondered how to teach about the Christian festival of Easter to primary children? Or do you just want a fresh approach to your Easter topic? Well the answer to your problems may just have arrived. Easter is at the very heart of […]

John: an eyewitness account

Films, lesson plans and collective worship pack for Holy Week and Easter

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John: an eyewitness account

Films, lesson plans and collective worship pack for Holy Week and Easter

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This series of five films shows John and his scribe as they write down his account of the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. From the triumphant entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, the films outline the key events of Holy Week and Easter and offer insight into the […]