Enjoy one of the most popular holiday celebrations with these Easter themed activity worksheets.

These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the Easter season, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. Easter is one of those holidays that jump all around the calendar. We start these worksheets off with a lot of English Language Arts topics. We then shift gears to puzzles that are based on math and basic content knowledge.

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The History Worksheets

The History of Easter Baskets

The history of these baskets goes back to ancient farmers. Since making a living depended on their livestock and crops, the spring equinox was an important time in ancient cultures.

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Baskets Questions Worksheets

The History of Baskets Questions

Which cultures carried seedlings to temples in baskets to be blessed?

Parts of Speech Worksheets

Parts of Speech

Color the pronouns blue. Color the verbs orange. Color the articles green. Color the nouns red. Color the adjectives yellow. Color the adverbs purple.

The Bunny Worksheets

The Bunny

It is Easter morning. Jim is happy. He wants to see his basket.

Word Search Worksheets

Word Search

Find the related vocabulary words in the puzzle. Write each word you find on a line.

Fun Facts Worksheets

Fun Facts

Use the clues to complete the puzzle.

When Worksheets

When is Easter This Year?

A editing and proofreading activity.

Counting Syllables Worksheets

Counting Syllables

Circle the number of syllables for each word.

Count Worksheets

Counting Worksheet

Circle the items that are asked for.

Descriptive Paragraph Worksheets

Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

Pretend you are the Easter bunny. What would you put into the perfect basket?

How Much Worksheets

How Much Do You Know About Easter?

Multiple choice answers here.

Paragraph Fill In Worksheets

Paragraph Fill In Worksheet

Complete the paragraph from the word bank.

Word Scramble Worksheets

Word Scramble

Unscramble the words.

Word Pairs Worksheets

Word Pairs

Find the words that connect the pair of words provided, changing only one.

Poem Worksheets

Acrostic Poem

Write an acrostic poem about Easter. Then draw a picture to go along with it.

In a Few Words Worksheet

In a Few Words

5 words to describe this holiday.

Alphabetic Worksheet

Alphabetic Order

Arrange the words in alphabetic order on the lines below.

Visual Crossword Worksheet

Visual Crossword

jelly beans, bonnet, basket, bunny, eggs, and candy.

Missing Letters Worksheet

Missing Letters

jellybean,bonnet, daffodil, commemorate, bunny, tradition, decorate, egg, chocolate, basket

Visual Addition Worksheet

Visual Addition

How about them plaid eggs people?

Visual Subtraction Worksheet

Visual Subtraction

These eggs have more of a pattern to them.

Word Chop Worksheet

Word Chop

Yes, there is a Capital in there.

Word Scramble Worksheet

Word Scramble

There are twelve words in all.

Word Search Worksheet

Word Search

We are looking for a poem that really hits the deep significance of the day.

Bunny Poem Worksheet

Bunny Poem

Make a poem about your favorite rabbit.

The Poem Worksheet

The Poem

Can you compose the perfect poem for the moment?

Tradition Worksheet

Tradition Poem

Traditions are often overlooked, but very important things.

Bingo Card # 1

Bingo Card # 1

rabbit bonnet nest commemorate parade

Bingo Card #2

Bingo Card #2

dye lamb lily chick egg

Bingo Card #3

Bingo Card #3

jellybean symbol find basket

Bingo Card #4

Bingo Card #4

daffodil decorate tradition candy roll

Bingo Card #5

Bingo Card #5

Have some fun with this card.

Bingo Card #6

Bingo card #6

The last in the entire mix.

KWL Worksheet

KWL

Not many people know the story of Easter.

Maze Worksheet

Maze

Help the bunny find the eggs he dropped.

Word Wall Worksheet

Word Wall

Ten pages of words for you.

What is Easter?

We all love candies, right? And bunnies too! Well, we celebrate a holiday that includes both candies and bunnies. Do you know what it is? Let's take a look! The holiday is known as Easter, Pascha, or Resurrection Day. But why resurrection? The festival commemorates Jesus' resurrection from the dead, described in the New Testament. The Friday that comes before Easter is known as Good Friday. It marks the day when Jesus was crucified in the Cavalry. Every year, this holiday moves around the calendar. It can occur any day between 22nd March till 25th April. But the day is always a Sunday. For the celebrations, people visit the church, after which family reunions are held over meals. Some people even travel to visit their families and relatives. Besides religious traditions, secular traditions are also observed, such as the Egg hunt. As heard and written in traditions, the Easter bunny hides the chocolates for the kids to find! Kids search for eggs outdoor, and whatever they find is kept in their basket. One of the most important tradition is the Easter Basket with chocolate bunnies, painting hard-boiled eggs, and Lilly flowers. A large parade also takes place every year in New York. Happy Easter, kids!

The History of Easter

Although the historical background of Easter Sunday is well-known to everybody (Jesus' resurrection), many people are less aware of the roots of the rituals that surround the occasion. What is the history behind the name Easter? Why do eggs represent the holiday? Why was it rejected as a pagan festival by the founding Puritans? If you want to find answers to all these questions and more, stay with us till the end.

The Origin of Pagan Roots

The origin of Easter may be traced back to ancient times, not long after the worldwide Flood conveyed in Genesis 6-9. Nimrod, Noah's grandson, had turned away from the God of his grandfather and had become a despotic king in his own right. According to the biblical story, Nimrod reigned as king and established Babel, Nineveh, Asshur, Calla, and other towns, all of which were infamous for promoting unimaginable depravity and perversion via their lifestyles.

When he died, Queen Semiramis, Nimrod's wife, revered him as the Sun-god, also known as the Life-Giver, to honor him. Later, he would be referred to as Baal. Anyone who adhered to the religion that Semiramis established in his honor would be referred to as Baal worshipers-later connected with idolatry, human sacrifice, and demon worship.

The birth of Semiramis' illegitimate son, Tammuz, is credited with the beginning of Easter. Semiramis managed to persuade the populace that Tammuz was truly Nimrod reincarnated somehow. Given that people had been searching for the promised savior from the beginning of time (see Genesis 3:15),

Semiramis successfully convinced them that Tammuz was that savior, even convincing them that he had been born miraculously. Soon after, the people began to worship Semiramis and Tammuz (or Nimrod reincarnated), who was previously honored as a fertility goddess. She has been referred to in various civilizations as Ashtar, Ishtar, and, yes, even Easter.

Later, a springtime rite was introduced by Semiramis in the aftermath of the death of Tammuz, believed to have been slain by a wild boar. Tammuz is said to have been "resurrected" in the shape of the new flora that sprouted on the land due to the force of his mother's tears. Apparently, it was at the city of Babel that the people built a tower to challenge the will of God.

Until that point, all people on the planet communicated in the same language. According to Genesis 11:7, God was prompted to confound their languages to prevent them from becoming even more united in their mistaken ideas due to the construction of the tower. During their migrations to other regions, many people brought their pagan beliefs and traditions with them.

The roots of current traditions such as the Easter Bunny and the Easter egg may be traced back to the rites instituted by Semiramis and his disciples. Rabbits have traditionally been associated with fertility because of their propensity for procreation and profusion. Ancient Babylonians believed that an egg fell from heaven into the Euphrates River from which Queen Astarte (Easter) was "hatched."

Resurrection Day for Christians

For Christians, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which occurred around 2,000 years ago, are the source of the holiday's inception. According to the Gospel stories, Jesus Christ, the genuine Messiah foretold in the Old Testament, was killed and raised during the Jewish Passover celebration. Since that momentous day, individuals who believe that Christ is their Messiah have commemorated the occasion by regularly celebrating it with the traditional Passover meal.

As the Gospel of Christ scattered throughout non-Jewish nations, among individuals who had no earlier tradition of honoring the Passover, the pagan rituals of Easter gradually became integrated into what the Christian church came to refer to as "Resurrection Day," or the celebration of Christ's resurrection. It is as ancient as Israel itself that people have made trade-offs between God's commands and the comforts of the modern world.

According to American history, Easter was rejected as a pagan festival by the nation's founding Puritans and did not become extensively recognized until shortly after the Civil War, when the country's population began to grow. People interested in a Christian perspective on American history and the steady erosion of America's Biblical basis may find publications such as The Light and the Glory by Peter Marshall and David Manuel to be of interest.

The Final Cut

The origin of the term Easter, derived from the German word Ostern is pretty complicated. However, now you know that in the 18th century, the Venerable Bede suggested that the name came from Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon fertility goddess. Here's a quick Easter fact: did you know the eggs are dyed to represent the blood of Jesus Christ?