Free Printable Easter Story for Sunday School

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If you’re searching for a beautiful free printable Easter Story for Sunday school, you’ll love this one! This story of Easter is perfect for Sunday school teachers to teach kids (or adults) of all ages the true meaning of Easter.

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Finding free Easter Sunday school lessons for your Sunday school class can be challenging! Especially when you’re looking for something that’s high quality, and and works for elementary kids as well as younger children.

This free Sunday school lesson is a great opportunity to share the good news of the story of Jesus as we enter the Easter season.

These Easter story printables are perfect to use in your children’s ministry because they include beautiful pictures to help kids that cannot yet read. The printables also include valuable bible stories that teach the importance of Jesus and Jesus’ death to help inspire young children in their Christian faith.

Make sure to fill out the form below, to grab these free Easter resources to use during your Holy week Sunday school activities.

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Free Printable Easter Story for Sunday School

In order to use these activity pages in your Sunday school class, simply fill out the form below with your best email address. You will receive an instant download link to access the easy to print PDF.

These printables can be used for all different ages. They are great for little hands, and include wonderful materials to teach older children about Christ’s resurrection.

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Supplies Needed

  • Children’s Bible
  • Piece of paper (or card stock)
  • Scissors
  • Color printer
  • Crayons or markers
  • Glue sticks
  • String (optional to make banner)
  • Free printable Easter Story for Sunday School (Fill out the form below!)
Free Printable Easter Story for Sunday School
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What’s Included in this Free Printable Easter Story

This free printable Easter story activity is just what you need for your homeschool class or Sunday school classroom. You can see a preview of all of the cards in the above picture. It’s a really easy and fun way to teach the Easter story!

The printable cards include the following events:

  • Palm Sunday
  • The Last Supper
  • Washing of Feet
  • Jesus is Betrayed
  • Jesus Prays
  • Jesus is Arrested
  • Peter Denies Jesus
  • Jesus is Mocked
  • Jesus is Crucified
  • Jesus Dies
  • Jesus is Buried
  • Jesus is Risen!

Each card includes the event title, plus an object lesson, and accompanying bible verses.

Free Printable Easter Story Cards for Kids Bible Lessons

You can see a preview of each story card and exactly what they say in each image below, and written underneath.

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Easter Story Card 1- Palm Sunday

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

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 21:6-9

Easter Story Card 2- The Last Supper

While they were eating, Jesus took some bread. He thanked God for it and broke it. Then he gave it to his followers and said, “Take this bread and eat it. This bread is my body.”

Then Jesus took a cup. He thanked God for it and gave it to the followers. He said, “Every one of you drink this. This is my blood which begins the new agreement that God makes with his people. This blood is poured out for many to forgive their sins.

I tell you this: I will not drink of this fruit of the vine again until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Matthew 26: 26-29

Easter Story Card 3- Washing of Feet

“Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.

I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

John 13:12-17

Easter Story Card 4- Jesus is Betrayed

Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.

Matthew 26:14-16

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Easter Story Card 5- Jesus Prays

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane…

Going a little farther, He fell with His face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.”

…He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may Your will be done.”

Matthew 26:36,39,42

Easter Story Card 6- Jesus is Arrested

While Jesus was still speaking, Judas came up. Judas was 1 of the 12 followers. He had many people with him. They had been sent from the leading priests and the elders of the people. They carried swords and clubs.

Judas had planned to give them a signal. He had said, “The man I kiss is Jesus. Arrest him.” At once Judas went to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Teacher!” Then Judas kissed him.

Matthew 26:47-49

Easter Story Card 7- Peter Denies Jesus

Jesus told the followers, “Tonight you will lose your faith because of me. It is written in the Scriptures:

‘I will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will scatter.’ But after I rise from death, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” Peter said, “All the other followers may lose their faith because of you. But I will never lose my faith.” Jesus said, “I tell you the truth.

Tonight you will say you don’t know me. You will say this three times before the rooster crows.” But Peter said, “I will never say that I don’t know you! I will even die with you!” And all the other followers said the same thing.

Matthew 26:31-35

Easter Story Card 8- Jesus is Mocked

Pilate’s soldiers took Jesus into the governor’s palace. All the soldiers gathered around Jesus. They took off his clothes and put a red robe on him. Then the soldiers used thorny branches to make a crown. They put this crown of thorns on Jesus’ head.

They put a stick in his right hand. Then the soldiers bowed before Jesus and made fun of him. They said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spit on Jesus. Then they took his stick and hit him on the head many times.

After they finished making fun of Jesus, the soldiers took off the robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led Jesus away to be killed on a cross.

Matthew 27:27-31

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Easter Story Card 9- Jesus is Crucified

When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.

Above his head they placed the written charge against him: ‘this is Jesus, the king of the Jews’.

Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.

John 19: 16-19

Easter Story Card 10- Jesus Dies

Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

John 19:28-30

Easter Story Card 11- Jesus is Buried

Evening approached, and a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate ordered it be given to him and Joseph wrapped the body in a clean linen cloth.

Jesus was placed in his own tomb cut out of rock. Joseph rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting opposite of the tomb.

Matthew 27:57-61

Easter Story Card 12- Jesus is RISEN!

An angel appeared to the women and said, “Do not be afraid, I know you are looking for Jesus…

He is not here; He has RISEN, just as he said. Come and see!”

The women hurried away from the tomb, filled with JOY, and ran to tell the disciples.

Matthew 28: 5-8

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Additional Activities and Ideas for your Free Printable Easter Story

There are so many creative ways that you can use these Easter story printables! Listed below are several ideas to get you started so you can create fun Easter Sunday school lessons.

  • Picture Puzzle: You can easily turn this Easter card craft into a puzzle! Simply glue the printable Easter story to high quality card stock or plywood and now you have a fun and interactive preschool Bible lesson.
  • Memory Verse: If you are teaching older children, encourage them to memorize the verses listed on each card! It will be challenging and rewarding for kids of all ages.
  • Printable Coloring Pages: If you’re looking for a fun and easy preschool Easter lesson, print these cards of in black and white and let the kids color each piece of the Easter story.
  • Banner: Cut out each piece of the story and create a Christian Easter story sequence banner! You can hang this on your fireplace mantel at home or decorate a bulletin board or your Sunday school classroom with the completed project.
  • Easter skit: Use each section of the Easter story to create a skit. Split your classroom into groups and have each group reenact the Gospel story and resurrection story in their own creative way!
  • Easter egg hunts: Print off the Easter story cards and fold them up and hide them inside plastic eggs. Encourage your little egg hunters to fill their Easter baskets with part of the story and watch as they work together to put each part of the story in order. Your church Easter celebration is a wonderful time to focus on the real reason for the Easter bunny and other Easter activities.
  • Easter worksheets: Use this printable bible activity as simple worksheets in you Sunday school class for kids or adults! Read each card together and come up with discussion questions to bring everyone together. Find more bible based Easter worksheets here!

I hope the above ideas give you lots of inspiration on how to teach the bible story of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in a fun way!

God’s word doesn’t have to be difficult for young kids to understand. Sometimes you just need a great tool like the Free Printable Easter story for Sunday school that you can grab above!

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Easter time is such an important and beautiful time to inspire children (and adults) to renew their faith and discover their own love for Jesus.

These free printable Easter story cards for Sunday school are the perfect way to teach all of our children about happy endings, and in this case the HAPPIEST ending of all! Happy Easter!

I hope you love this free printable Easter story for Sunday school. I create new free printable resources every week here on this blog, so make sure you check back often to see what’s new around here.

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