Learn more about the history of some common Easter symbols like the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs, lambs, and lily flowers with this fun Easter Symbols Singing Time Activity!
This mini-lesson is a great way to review lots of different Easter primary songs on Easter Sunday OR as a review lesson as you prepare to sing in sacrament meeting!
Easter Symbols Singing Time Activity
I am seeing lots of primary music leaders preparing to sing in sacrament meeting on Easter Sunday. Since we don’t have primary on Easter Sunday, I’ll be doing my Easter singing time a little early this year.
Whether you are hoping to practice one song in preparation for an Easter performance or just hoping to review Easter songs in primary, this mini-lesson is a great activity to use!
Before singing time, choose 3-5 Easter songs to review during primary.
Print out the Easter Symbols mini-posters or bring in your own pictures of the symbols. You may be able to find some of these items as Easter decorations.
On the back of each poster, write the name of one of the primary songs you’ll be reviewing.
At the beginning of primary, review one of the primary songs you’ve chosen. Ask the children to share some of their favorite parts about Easter. You might invite them to share family traditions.
Then, put one of the posters on the board. Read the history of the symbol. In Senior primary, ask for volunteers to read the posters. Sing the Easter song that is written on the back of the poster.
Then, share another Easter symbol and sing another song! Continue learning more about Easter symbols and reviewing sweet Easter songs about Christ.
I have included 4 different Easter symbols to focus on for this activity. I had so much fun learning about the history of some of our fondest Easter traditions! The information gathered mostly came from this cool article on History.com.
There are a couple bullet points for each symbol that you can share with the class during singing time. As you learn about each symbol, sing through one of the Easter songs you are learning!
- Symbol of New Life
- 18th century – Tradition of the Easter Bunny began.
- Best known for bringing treats to children during Easter time.
- Symbol of Growth and New Life
- Symbolic of Christ’s resurrection from the tomb
- 13th century – Families began painting and dyeing eggs during Easter.
- Israelite Plagues – Lamb’s blood protected families from the plague.
- Symbolizes Purity
- Symbol of Christ’s perfect example
Spring Lily Flower
- Symbol of Purity of Christ
- Dormant in Winter – Bloom in Spring
- Symbolic of Resurrection and change through Christ
- Divide the class into 4 groups and assign each group one symbol. Have each group learn about their Easter symbol. Then, have them teach about their symbol to the rest of the class! Sing through each song after every group presentation.
- Have a jar with lots of different ways to sing a primary song. Each time you share one of the symbols, have a volunteer choose a fun way to sing the song!
- Combine this mini-lesson with one of our other Easter singing time activities! Use this activity to review a few different songs or use it to review one Easter song.
Easter Symbols Singing Time Activity Printable
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Just print out these pages and post them on the board as you learn the history of each of these symbols!
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This General Conference Easter Egg Song Hunt activity is another cute Easter idea for primary!
Which of these Easter Symbols were you most interested to learn about?