10 Essential Easter Verses for Kids – with Printables!

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Easter is about the story of Jesus! Not an Easter bunny, Easter basket, or Easter egg hunt! These essential easter verses for kids are simple verses from the Bible that will help teach and instruct children about the importance and significance of the Easter celebration.

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Easter Bible Verses

The Easter story is the ‘grand finale’ in the gospel story. We dare not get it wrong! And yet, the scriptural stories of Easter and Christmas often get buried in the commercialism of the holidays. Meanwhile, parents sit back and try to muddle their way through teaching their children about these holidays in a way that does not completely crush their enjoyment of the holidays, but also correctly reinforces the gospel and all that it offers. After all, the gospel offers eternal salvation, and our desire for our children should utmostly be that.

How are some printable Bible verses going to help you in teaching your children about Easter? Well truthfully, they are just a tool. Just a tool of hopefully many more that you are using to correctly reinforce the Easter and gospel story.

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Short Easter Verses for Kids

These Easter verses for kids are short and sweet! They communicate some profound truths though! They would be great to memorize with children, recite together, or talk about during family devotional times.

  1. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6 NIV
  2. You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. Acts 3:15 NIV
  3. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; John 11:25 NIV
  4. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 NIV
  5. If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV
  6. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31 NIV
  7. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”John 20:27 NIV
  8. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV
  9. The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.” John 19:7 NIV
  10. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31 NIV
  11. Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. Matthew 27:11 NIV

The Story of Easter Verses

These are longer verses or sets of verses that communicate the Easter story from Palm Sunday all the way through Resurrection Sunday. That are more advanced verses that children could memorize or use in crafts or coloring.

  1. “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” Matthew 20:18-19 NIV
  2. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” Luke 23:46-47 NIV
  3. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. Matthew 20:18-19 NIV
  4. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. Mark 16: 5-6 NIV
  5. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. Romans 6:9-10 NIV
  6. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14 NIV
  7. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”Matthew 21:9 NIV
  8. 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, 1 Peter 1:3 NIV
  9. And then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. Matthew 27:29 NIV

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