Easter Sunday School Lessons

Rise Up! Celebrate New Life is a digital and fully-customizable Easter Sunday school lesson series that includes the Risen Easter Lessons and the Rise Up! Family Event. This series takes kids and families on a journey from the Old Testament to the New Testament and includes stories of people who experienced new life from God.

Wonder Ink offers an Easter series every year. Click below to view a sample of last year’s series. Wonder Ink Curriculum subscribers, get access to future Easter series, included in their subscription. 

Easter Sunday School Lesson Overview​

Explore the gospel’s good news in Wonder Ink’s 5-week Resurrection Sunday school lesson series. This series is great for classroom settings, children’s church, large group/small group settings, and covers the following topics:

  1. God Has Good News for His People
  2. God Has Good News for the Whole World
  3. Jesus Has Power over Death
  4. Jesus is King
  5. Jesus Is Risen!

In these lessons, kids will learn about the ultimate story of sacrifice and redemption through Jesus’s death and resurrection. They’ll discover how it empowers them to experience an awesome life with Jesus!


Easter Lessons

Our curriculum includes Easter object lessons, experiments, and activities that spark curiosity, encourage exploration, and get kids thinking about the wonder of God. This includes 4 lesson steps:

  1. Curiosity
    Lessons begin with an object lesson, experiment, or activity that sparks kids’ curiosity, encourages their wonder, and gets them thinking about God.
    For example, in Ezekiel and the Dry Bones, a lesson from the Risen Series, children begin by answering a welcome question and dive further into more curiosity questions as a group. Following the discussion comes a STEM activity and a declaration!
  2. Belief
    Following Curiosity is Belief. This step is an interactive dive into Scripture that helps kids know God more as they explore His big story.
    For example, in Ezekiel and the Dry Bones, this step has a prayer of invitation that helps leaders and kids posture their hearts to hear from God. Next, kids hear, watch, and experience the Bible story. Each Bible story is then connected to the Wonder Truth and the Word of Wonder for the series.
  3. Faith
    This step is an intentional conversation that helps kids connect God’s story to their own. The Faith step is designed to help kids find their place in God’s kingdom as they build faith in Him.
    In the Risen Series’ Ezekiel and the Dry Bones lesson, there is a Word of Wonder activity to help kids memorize Scripture. This is followed by discussion questions and small group prayer time.
  4. Identity
    The final step in Wonder Ink lessons is Identity. This step is an interactive worship response activity that creates space for kids to hear from and respond to God. It is created to remind kids of these core truths: I am known, loved, led, and my life can tell of God’s wonder.
    The Ezekiel and the Dry Bones lesson includes a prayer for responding in worship as well as a time where leaders can speak a blessing over the kids in your ministry. It’s a powerful way to invite God into the room to do what only He can do–change hearts and lives.

Key Verses

God’s Word is central to our faith and the core of what we teach. Our curriculum puts Scripture at the forefront of every lesson in our Risen Easter series, with an emphasis on the following key passages and Bible stories:

  • Ezekiel 37: Ezekiel and the Dry Bones
  • Jonah 1–4; Matthew 12: Jonah
  • John 11: Lazarus
  • Mark 11: Triumphal Entry–Jesus Enters Jerusalem
  • Matthew 27–28: Crucifixion and Resurrection

Plus, each lesson points to the Word of Wonder for the series. The Word of Wonder is the Scripture that kids can work to memorize as the lessons tie back to it each week.

For the Risen Series, the Word of Wonder is Titus 3:5 (NIrV), “He saved us. It wasn’t because of the good things we had done. It was because of his mercy. He saved us by washing away our sins. We were born again. The Holy Spirit gave us new life.”

Children’s Easter Lesson Materials

Our comprehensive Easter series ties in lessons and Scripture to show kids the complete picture of God’s Big Story—but it doesn’t stop there! Our curriculum includes all the materials you’ll need to create an engaging experience for learners of any age, including:

  • Weekly Lessons
  • Bible Story Videos for elementary and early childhood age levels
  • Wonder@Home Videos
  • Social Media Images
  • Series Graphics and Slides
  • Series Worship
  • Playlists
  • Event Materials and Promotional Materials
  • And More!

For more information about what our complete Easter kit includes, check out the video below:

Volunteer Tools For Easter Sunday School Lessons

At Wonder Ink, we know how valuable it is to have an awesome team of dedicated volunteers for your children’s program. That’s why your Easter Sunday school lessons should meet their needs, too. Our curriculum offers volunteer prep resources, as well as communication templates to help children’s ministry leaders share important information with parents and volunteers. These resources make it easy for your volunteers to do their jobs—and to gain something from the experience! 

Included in every lesson is a For Leaders section. This section gives an Invitation and Foundational Building Blocks. In the Invitation, your teachers and volunteers are invited to pause, listen, and shift their gaze toward God. It includes the Lesson-at-a-Glance along with encouragement from a fellow children’s ministry leader.

The Foundational Building Blocks include sections that explain the Bible story, including: Who, What, Where, When, and Connecting to God’s Big Story. This section helps leaders and volunteers understand key information about passages they may otherwise not have known!

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