Teach kids about Easter in a beautiful, meaningful, Christ-centered way with Watercolor Easter Advent Cards.
Easter is a beautiful season of contradictions – joy and pain, new life and death, beauty and sorrow. And especially in a world full of Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs, it can be tricky to teach kids about Easter in a meaningful, Christ-centered way.
After seeing beautiful Advent calendars around Christmas time that talk about the days leading up to Jesus’ birth, I thought it might be helpful to create a similar resource for the Easter season.
Of course, I wanted the cards to be lovely for families and helpful for parents. So, I designed a set of Watercolor Easter Advent Cards and I’d love to gift them to your family.
Free Printable Watercolor Easter Advent Cards
On the front of each card, you’ll find a simple illustration that represents a moment in the Easter story – starting with Palm Sunday and ending with the resurrection.
On the back of each card, you’ll find a Scripture reference that you can read as a family, a discussion question, an activity, and a song or hymn.
How to Use the Easter Advent Cards
First of all, don’t feel like you have to use every piece of the cards every day – they just have suggestions to help your family dwell intentionally and celebrate together.
Second, the discussion question and activity are geared towards younger kids – preschool or early elementary. If you have older children, you may just choose to use the Scripture reference and song or create meaningful discussions and activities for your family.
I like to use the cards as an advent calendar – pulling it out each day, talking about the Scripture, singing together, and hanging them one by one on a string. You can do that one at a time for the two weeks leading up to Easter.
If you’d like to follow the Easter story in real time, you can use this schedule which follows the Easter week more closely (You will celebrate Palm Sunday on Sunday, the cross on Friday, the waiting on Saturday, and the resurrection on Sunday.)
- Sunday (before Easter): One (Palm Branch)
- Monday: Two (Coins) / Three (Last Supper)
- Tuesday: Four (Garden) / Five (Rope)
- Wednesday: Six (Sunrise) / Seven (Basin of Water)
- Thursday: Eight (Crown of Thorns) / Nine (Cross)
- Friday: Ten (Darkness) / Eleven (Earthquake)
- Saturday: Twelve (Burial Cloths)
- Sunday: Thirteen (Stone) / Fourteen (Resurrection)
More than anything, I hope this is a resource to encourage remembrance and celebration in your home.
Note: Print the Easter Advent Cards double-sided in color on cardstock or heavy weight paper. Make sure they are set to print with the long edge binding and you can optionally use a rounded corner punch to get the rounded corners.
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