The Easter story, sharing a beautiful free coloring book to teach about the last week in the Savior’s life. Come Follow Me Lesson New Testmanent for Primary Teachers
Easter Story Timeline
As you prepare to your lesson for primary this special Easter Sunday I wanted to provide something to help you easily share the timeline of the Easter story.
I have created a free coloring book to help you do this. This coloring book comes in two options. You can choose to share the colored version with your class as you teach the story. Or, you can share the un-colored
If you are not a primary teacher you can still absolutely use this coloring book to share the story of our Savior this Easter. It would be the perfect activity to keep Christ at the center of this special day.
Lead a Discussion With your Class
As always I have a complete question and prompt sheet for you to use as you lead a meaningful discussion with your classes. This is the exact guide I use to teach my own class and touch on each of the key points for a given lesson.
The Real Easter Story
My hope is that in a world that has tried to overwhelm us with so many things that are not Easter. This coloring book and story can help you teach your classes and families why we really celebrate this holiday.
Easter Story Bible Verses
Unlike every week of Come Follow Me so far, There is not assigned chapters for this weeks reading.
I have actually pulled these verses from the Come Follow Me Manual for Families and individuals. These verses illustrate the important events of Jesus that truly tell the story of Easter. They can also be found HERE.
The Come Follow Me manual suggest following the daily reading as we study the Easter story. But I understand that this will probably not fit into the timeline of your 20-minute class schedules. In the coloring book pages, I have included Thursday-Sunday. But below are each of the chapters and verse to tell the Easter Story through the bible.
- Sunday: Triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:6–11)
- Monday: Cleansing the temple (Matthew 21:12–16)
- Tuesday: Teaching in Jerusalem (Matthew 21–23)
- Wednesday: Continued teaching (Matthew 24–25)
- Thursday: The Passover and Christ’s suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26)
- Friday: Trial, Crucifixion, and burial (Matthew 27:1–61)
- Saturday: Christ’s body lies in the tomb (Matthew 27:62–66) while His spirit ministers in the spirit world (D&C 138)
- Sunday: The appearance of the resurrected Christ (Matthew 28:1–10)
Easter Story Summary
I hope this simple coloring book and the lettered pages bring the story of our resurrected Savior to life for your classes. My hope is that this is a simple and easy teaching tool to help you prepare for your primary callings this Sunday. I would suggest printing a coloring book out for each of your students. If you have a young class it may be worthwhile to let them color as you tell the story. For an older class, I would probably suggest sending it home.
I also plan to print one for each of my kids to have during sacrament this Easter Sunday as well.
Un-Colored Easter Story Coloring Pages In order:
Colored Easter Story Pages For Classroom Story Telling:
I hope you have enjoyed the lesson plan and the story that I have shared with you today. Be sure to pin the image below to save this idea for later