I’m excited to share with you all these fun ways to incorporate the beloved Easter holiday in Primary! I’m sharing more than 15 fun Easter Singing Time Ideas that focus on the fun side or the spiritual side of Easter so you can pick what’s best for your Primary.
You might pick a Spiritual-themed singing time lesson for Easter Sunday, and then include some of these other fun activities on the weeks leading up to Easter! Or, mix and match the ideas below to make your own perfect blend.
A perfect place to get started is with our post on more than 75 Primary songs for Easter and Spring! This will be your go-to post to help you pick out themed holiday songs if you haven’t picked out a song yet for Easter. You can stick with just one song or use a mix of songs for Easter in many of these activities below.
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15 Easter Singing Time Ideas for Primary
1. Easter Christ’s Last Week
Walk through the last week of the Savior’s life with this lesson full of sensory items! The children will be able to touch and feel some of the objects significant to his last events such as the last supper, throwing out the shops from the Temple, nails in his palm, etc. I created this activity for Gethsemane, but it will work with any Easter song!
2. Easter Egg Song Hunt
Use these adorable printable Easter Eggs to have an Egg Hunt in Primary! You can write a variety of song titles (or verse #) on the back of the eggs or use a variety of ways to sing to repeat your choice of song over and over in a fun way. There’s even ideas for decorating your own Easter egg printables.
3. Easter Primary Connect 4 Game
For a really unique spin on your singing time for Easter, you’ll adore this Primary Connect 4 Game! It’s themed for Easter with colorful Easter eggs as the game pieces and some fun activities to extend your singing time with your own twists.
4. He Sent His Son Sway & Freeze
Adding movement to your singing time is always a wonderful way to get all of the children involved. In this He Sent His Son Sway and Freeze activity adds purposeful movement and with a nice flow that fits in really well for Easter.
5. Resurrection Easter Eggs Singing Time
Hide a variety of symbols that represent the symbols tied to the Resurrection with this wonderful themed singing time for Easter! It’s designed to work with Did Jesus Really Live Again, but can work with any song. Pass around an Easter egg with the object inside, then open the egg and reveal the hidden meanings.
6. Palm Sunday Easter Ideas
I adore this meaningful activity created by Penny Hughes that she shared in the Latter-day Saints Primary Leaders FB Group. She goes step by step through all the meaningful parts of Palm Sunday when Christ enters Jerusalem including showing a short video clip of his triumphal entry, waving palm leaves, and a fun sequence singing pattern, too! I love that she used a ton of different Easter songs!
You can grab a set of palm leaves on Amazon for pretty cheap, and it really adds a nice touch to this activity! And of course, look at all those beautiful goodies she brought in to share – dates, coconut, palm sugar, coconut flour and coconut milk.
7. Gethsemane Egg Shakers Pattern
What better way to have fun with an Easter song than bringing in your Egg shakers! It ties into the holiday perfectly with adorable egg shaped shakers. I have a fun pattern for Egg Shakers to teach Gethsemane that would make a wonderful activity for Easter Sunday.
8. Easter Eggs Ways to Sing
Bring in a variety of pretty Easter eggs. I got these crystal clear ones from Dollar Tree a few years back and they’re just so pretty! Slip inside the eggs a variety of ways to sing and then pick an egg out of an Easter basket to reveal a new fun singing method and tie in the holiday while getting in tons of repetition with your song choice.
9. Did Jesus Really Live Again Picture Puzzle
Teach LDS Children came up with this adorable idea to retell the lyrics of Did Jesus Really Live again with a comic book style, and then flip over all the pieces to reveal a completely hidden picture of the resurrected Savior! I love how this idea all came together and it could be easily adapted to fit any Easter song.
10. Did Jesus Really Live Again Cup Pattern
If you’re teaching Did Jesus Really Live Again, this cup pattern is a really engaging way to have fun with this song and making music together as a Primary! The kids will be itching to get up and moving after an Easter basket full of treats that morning. You’ll love this constructive outlet for burning energy!
11. Easter Singing Time Bingo
Have fun with this group based Easter Bingo game or with individual bingo cards designed especially for Easter! Instead of needing to print a variety of Bingo cards, you’ll use the wild cards to randomize the winner and let more kids win – which they’ll love!
12. He Sent His Son Ribbon Wands
For a fun way to teach He Sent His Son with Ribbon Wands pattern, head over to our guide with a printable sequence to follow! You could tie in the ribbons as representing palm leaves or substitute these actions with actual palm leaves in place of ribbons!
13. I Know My Father Lives What Makes You Alive?
If you want to get hands on and a little STEM-based in Primary, the kids will really love diving into the signs of life and how they might relate to Christ before he died, how the people knew he had actually died, and what it means to be resurrected and live again!
14. When He Comes Again Scratch & Match
Hide images behind a fun scratch & match activity to add to the intrigue for singing time! It ties in wonderfully with an Easter theme of hidden things and let’s you keep on working on a song you might be teaching this year.
15. Did Jesus Really Live Again Interactive Poster
If you’re really brave and up for a little crafting, this interactive poster to teach Did Jesus Really Live Again by Camille’s Primary Ideas is SO cool!! You move and slide the piece from the song making the poster change and adapt as you sing through the lyrics. It’s ambitious, but I think worth the effort!
More Easter Singing Time Ideas
This post is the perfect place to start, but if you’re looking for singing time ideas for Easter Sunday specific to the song you’re teaching in Primary, you’ll want to check out our archives for your Easter song pick!
I’ve shared our favorite idea or 2 from each of the song below in this post, but there’s still a ton more to be discovered! I have created hundreds of singing time and printable song helps for a variety of Primary songs!
Just click on any of these song titles below to be taken to our archives for each song to grab our Easter flip charts and more activities!
What do you have planned for your Easter singing time this year? Share your fun ideas in the comments to add to this list!