Gather your kids for a daily “picnic with Jesus,” either indoors or outside. Each day you’ll explore part of the Easter story and a relevant beatitude from the Sermon on the Mount.

Through nine “Bible story picnics” and fun optional activities, this lesson will help kids understand:

  • “blessed are the meek” (in Gethsemane, Jesus showed meek obedience)
  • “blessed are the persecuted” (Peter’s fear of persecution led to his denial of Jesus)
  • “blessed are the merciful” (Pilate wasn’t merciful to Jesus, but we can be merciful)
  • “blessed are the peacemakers” . . . plus five more beatitudes.

This is a more advanced lesson, so for ages three to five we recommend instead the Bible story entitled “the story of Jesus and forgiveness” found in the forgiveness lesson.

Recommended resources

A Jesus Easter
by Barbara Reaoch. The Good Book Company, 2022.

Clever Cub and the Easter Surprise
by Bob Hartman. David C. Cook, 2022. Ages 3-5.

Otter B Hopeful
Focus on the Family, 2022. Ages 4 and up.

The Awesome Super Fantastic Forever Party
by Joni Eareckson Tada. The Good Book Company, 2022. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2012. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Easter
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2019. Ages 4-7.

The Case for Christ for Kids
by Lee Strobel. Zondervan, 2010. Ages 8-12.

The Easter Story for Children
by Max Lucado, Randy Frazee and Karen Davis Hill. Zonderkidz, 2013. Ages 4-7.

God’s Very Good Idea (A wonderful presentation of the gospel for kids)
by Trillia Newbell. Good Book Company, 2017. Ages 4-7.

Ressurrection Eggs set Ages 3 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey: Bible Eyewitness Collector’s Set (CD)
Tyndale, 2006. Ages 8 and up.

The Jesus Storybook Bible Vol. 4 (DVD)
ZonderKidz, 2013. Ages 4 and up.