Gather your kids for a daily "picnic with Jesus," either indoors or outside. Each day you'll explore part of the Easter story and a relevant beatitude from the Sermon on the Mount.
Through nine "Bible story picnics" and fun optional activities, this lesson will help kids understand:
- "blessed are the meek" (in Gethsemane, Jesus showed meek obedience)
- "blessed are the persecuted" (Peter's fear of persecution led to his denial of Jesus)
- "blessed are the merciful" (Pilate wasn't merciful to Jesus, but we can be merciful)
- "blessed are the peacemakers" . . . plus five more beatitudes.
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2012. Ages 4-7.
The Berenstain Bears' Easter Sunday
by Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2016. Ages 4-7.
The Case for Christ for Kids
by Lee Strobel. Zondervan, 2010. Ages 8 and up.
The Easter Story for Children
by Max Lucado, Randy Frazee and Karen Davis Hill. Zonderkidz, 2013. Ages 4 and up.
The Legend of the Easter Egg
by Lori Walburg. Zonderkidz, 2011. Ages 4-7.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
by Chris Auer. Zonderkidz, 2005. Ages 4-7.
What Is Easter?
by Phil Vischer. Capitol Christian Music Group, 2015. Ages 4-7.
Why Is There a Cross?
by Kathleen Long Bostrom. Tyndale House, 2005. Ages 3-6.
Ressurrection Eggs set Ages 5 and up.
Adventures in Odyssey: Bible Eyewitness Collector's Set (CD)
Tyndale, 2006. Ages 8 and up.
Lion of Judah (DVD)
Casscon Media, 2012. Ages 4 and up.
The Jesus Storybook Bible Vol. 4 (DVD)
ZonderKidz, 2013. Ages 4 and up.
VeggieTales: A Very Veggie Easter Collection (DVD)
Big Idea, 2012. Ages 4-10.
What's In the Bible? #10: Jesus Is the Good News! (DVD)
Jellyfish Labs, 2013. Ages 5-8.