Activities exploring Holy Week and Easter

Easter is a very important festival in the Christian calendar.

Over the period known as Holy Week, services are held in churches and elsewhere to remember events in Jesus’ life leading up to his death on Good Friday.

Easter Sunday is also a big day as Christians celebrate their belief that Jesus rose from the dead.

It is difficult for Christians to meet together to mark Holy Week and Easter this year and at the New Room our services in the chapel and activities planned in the museum can’t go ahead.

So if you would like to explore Easter at home, here is a list of useful resources to look at and download.

Happy Easter from the New Room Education Team!

For All Ages

The Methodist Church – Holy Week At Home

Family friendly activities for each day of Holy Week.

Key Stage One 

Palm Sunday – Dan the Donkey (video and questions from BBC KS1 assembly material)

RE Today – Easter For KS1 (video and questions linking with BBC KS1 assembly material)

Bible Society: The Seriously Surprising Story

(this also comes with a Powerpoint quiz and trail map)

RE:start – Make an Easter Garden


Key Stage Two

RE Today 1 – What is Easter?  (activities featuring BBC Bitesize material)

RE Today 2 – Jesus’ Journey  (with an art/RE focus)

St Albans Cathedral – How to Make a Palm Cross 

Mark Stennett –The Easter Story in Lego  

New Room – Easter Prayer Decoration


Key Stage Three 

RE Today – Exploring Easter

RE:Quest has produced a series of five short films.

These tell the story of St John and his scribe documenting the events of Holy Week.

Palm Sunday

The Last Supper

The Arrest and Trial of Jesus

The Crucifixion

The Resurrection

Resources to go with these films can be found here

Fun Stuff for Everyone 

The Boom Chicka Boom Song 

Easter Jokes from the Goes Wrong team

Watch how the Queen’s Easter Egg is made




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