The celebration of Easter is always on the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox. It marks the end of Lent which is a forty day period where Christians fast, pray and ask for forgiveness. The last week of Lent which ends with Easter is also called Holy Week.
Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and is thus one of the most important religious holidays in the Christian religion. However, it is also celebrated with more child friendly traditions that include Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets and the Easter bunny.
Classroom Resources for Teaching Easter
In addition to teaching the religious meaning behind Easter and holy week, this spring holiday also brings with it the ability to teach about other cultures, traditions, and even religions.
It opens the opportunity to talk about many related topics. You can also embrace the holiday in many of your lessons, from creative writing to math. Teacher Planet offers a wealth of teaching resources and materials to help teachers discuss holy week and teach about Easter. Peruse the clip art, worksheets, lesson plans and activities available.