There are many Christian Easter worksheets and hands-on activities here at Mama’s Learning Corner for the younger crowd, however, I do not have anything at all for older children.
While brainstorming about how to fix that, I stumbled across a new (and easier) way to make crossword puzzles. I am so tickled with this new way, so I created a new packet of Christian Easter Crossword Puzzles for you and your children to work through this season.
But stay tuned for a million and one types of crossword puzzles. That maker is my new favorite toy. Haha.
✝ There are a multitude of Christian Easter worksheets and hands-on printables, so do take a moment to browse around! You will find a worksheet packet for K and 1st Grade, color by code, ABC order practice, and more.
Christian Easter Crossword Puzzles
You will notice that this style of crossword puzzle is a bit different, and that is quite intentional. My goal for my own children is to dig deep into God’s Word. Don’t just skim off the top and float along in what you read. Really take the time to analyze, ponder, and think on what you have read.
These crossword puzzles were created in that very spirit – one of being intentional with God’s Word.
Your students will definitely need a Bible and a bit of time to complete the puzzles! My suggestion is to read the entire passage first, which is listed at the top of each puzzle page.
Then take some time to go through each clue, which is a traditional puzzle clue, a question, or a fill-in-the-blank statement.
I put the verse reference after each clue since the whole goal of this activity is to read the Scripture itself. You will see each verse reference listed like this: (V._).
As you probably know, the account of Jesus’ life while on earth is duplicated in portions through the Gospels. I chose to use the Book of Matthew for these puzzles, utilizing the English Standard Version.
Certainly you can use any translation to complete these pages, but you might need to tweak the wording of an alternate version just a bit to get the “correct” answer for the puzzle.
In fact, reading the account in different versions is always helpful, in my opinion! It helps the reader to understand the connotation of certain words.
The packet contains 5 different crossword puzzles:
- The Triumphal Entry of Jesus – Matthew 21:1-11
- The Passover and The Lord’s Supper – Matthew 26:17-35
- Jesus Prays in Gethsemane and His Arrest – Matthew 26:36-56
- The Crucifixion and Burial of Jesus Christ – Matthew 27:27-61
- The Resurrection of Jesus Christ! – Matthew 28
- An answer key for each puzzle
I did not write these with a particular age group in mind. They are quite versatile and I believe you can use them from 2nd grade on up through high school or even adults! I would suggest students to be fluent readers, however, to prevent frustration.
If you have an All Access Pass you can download this entire packet.