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Easter FHE Lesson – The Symbols of Easter

This Easter FHE lesson goes over the symbols of Easter and how they can help us worship Jesus Christ. 

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Scripture

Matthew 28:6

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 

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Hymn

He is Risen! | Hymn #199

1. He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days’ prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered; man is free.
Christ has won the victory.

2. Come with high and holy hymning;
Chant our Lord’s triumphant lay.
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking o’er the purple east,
Symbol of our Easter feast.

3. He is risen! He is risen!
He hath opened heaven’s gate.
We are free from sin’s dark prison,
Risen to a holier state.
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.

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Lesson

FOR CHILDREN

Begin the lesson by giving each child a piece of paper and some coloring utensils. Have them draw something that reminds them of Easter. Have them describe their photo and why they chose to draw it.

Read aloud: Easter is a time to celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. During Easter week, Christ created the sacrament, taught in the temple, suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, was crucified on the cross, and rose from the dead.

Because of this miraculous week, we can all live with our Heavenly Father again!

Today, sometimes we forget what Easter is all about. We love to eat candy and go on Easter egg hunts. While these things are fun, we need to remember to keep Christ at the center of our Easter celebrations.

Let’s take a look at some of the symbols of Easter and how they can actually point us to Christ.

Easter Eggs

Easter eggs are hollowed out eggs decorated with colors and designs. Originally, Easter eggs symbolized the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. They also symbolize new life and resurrection. Though an egg is a stationary object, it holds new life inside it.

Bunnies

Bunnies can have lots of babies. In many cultures, they are a symbol of fertility and life. The Easter season is a time of rebirth and renewal.

Lilies

Jesus Christ himself referenced the lily flower when he said, “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they toil not, they spin not.” The Easter lily is white, symbolizing purity and there is even an old Christian legend that lilies grew in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s death.

Easter Candy & Baskets

Gift-giving is always a symbol of the greatest gift God has given us. A basket filled with sweet treats points us to the sweetness of God’s love and the gift of Jesus Christ.

Lambs

Lamb is a traditional Easter food and you will often seen lambs as a symbol. Lambs were the most sacred sacrificial animal and a symbol of the Savior. Jesus Christ was our perfect sacrifice, without blemish.

Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony of the importance of Easter.

FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Begin the lesson by asking the group what some of their favorite Easter traditions are. Discuss.

Read aloud: As we enter the Easter season, it is important to find ways to take our favorite and fun traditions and keep them centered on Christ.

Many of the symbols of Easter can actually help us have a more spiritual focus. Discuss the symbols as described above.

Ask: What other ways can we add Christ to the center of our Easter?

Read aloud: Just as we can find deeper meanings in the symbols of Easter, we can find things that point us to Christ as we go throughout our days.

Ask: How can we find connections to Christ as we go throughout our daily lives?

Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony of the importance of Easter.

FOR SINGLE STUDY

Read through the lists of symbols and make a plan on how to decorate a space in your life with some Easter symbols. Make a goal to think of Christ when you see that symbol. Write down a list of ways you will prepare for the Easter holiday so Christ is at the center of it.

 

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FHE TreatTreat

Easter Snack Mix

Ingredients: 

4 c. Chex Cereal (use what you like, wheat, corn or rice)
2 c. Pretzels
2 c. Cheerios
1 c. candy coated easter eggs (Hershey’s, Cadbury, M&M, etc)
1 bag White Chocolate Chips (12 oz)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except White Chocolate Chips.
  2. Place white chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl. Melt for 1 min. 30 sec. at 70% power and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour chocolate over snack mix and stir.
  4. Pour on wax paper and let set until hard.

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FHE Game / ActivityActivity

Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

Click here to learn how to make this simple and fun Easter egg craft.

With just a few supplies, make this fun Easter Egg craft using marbled paper. The kids will have so much fun getting a little messy and creating some Easter decorations!

 

 

Easter FHE Lesson - The Symbols of Easter

 

 

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.
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