8 Charlotte Mason Easter Activities

Easter is coming up very quickly!  Now’s the time to start preparing before it sneaks up on you. Here are several different Charlotte Mason Easter activities that your kids are sure to enjoy!  

If you are new to Charlotte Mason, you can learn more about this remarkable lady who changed the course of education in England during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s at Simply Charlotte Mason.

Charlotte Mason’s methods for teaching are fantastic because they are short, focussed, and achievable.  She believed in setting a full selection of education before your student and allowing them to feast.  These are 8 fantastic ways to teach children about Easter using Charlotte Mason’s methods.

Explore the meaning of the cross and resurrection with these fun Charlotte Mason Easter activities!

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Charlotte Mason Easter Activities

Resurrection Eggs

“Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child, the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,–the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making.” – Charlotte Mason

Resurrection Eggs kits are a great way to teach the children the Easter story using symbolism and scripture.  The kits can be purchased online or there are also some great tutorials for making your own set.  One idea is to join with other moms and make these as a craft one year so you have your own homemade set the kids will love.  

Resurrection Cookies

“On the same principle, let him learn ‘weights and measures’ by measuring and weighing; let him have scales and weights, sand or rice, paper and twine, and weigh, and do up, in perfectly made parcels, ounces, pounds, etc.” – Charlotte Mason

Kids love getting into the kitchen! One of the best Easter recipe activities is this one at  CrossWalk for resurrection cookies.  They are made the day before Easter and allowed to sit overnight.  When the kids get up in the morning they get to enjoy these treats and discover that they are hollow inside – like the empty tomb after Jesus had risen.

Sing Hymns

“The singing of hymns at home and of the hymns and canticles in church should be a special delight.” – Charlotte Mason

Easter is a wonderful time for the kids to learn some hymns or remember past favourites and are great for Charlotte Mason Easter activities.  If you are musically inclined you can play them for your kids as you teach them.  You can also use YouTube to put on our song choices.  Some of our favourite hymns are:

  • All Creatures of our God and King
  • I’ll fly away
  • It is Well With My Soul
  • Jesus Loves Me This I Know (did you know there’s more than 1 verse?)
  • Jesus Paid It All
  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee
  • Victory in Jesus

Amon’s Adventure

“Children should have the joy of living in far lands, in other persons, in other times – a delightful double existence; and this joy they will find, for the most part, in their story books.” – Charlotte Mason

Amon’s Adventure is a book would definitely fall into the category of living books {see my post How do you know if a book is a living book? }  Although I haven’t read this particular book yet, I am familiar with Mr. Ytreeide’s stories.  We used his advent book, Jotham’s Journey, at Christmas time and it was a great read.  Even I was sucked into the story.  His Jewish perspective helps his readers understand the context of the culture in Jesus’ time. Each day has a chapter to read with an application at the end to tie in the story with understanding the bible.  I cannot wait to read this one!.

A Nature Walk 

“We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.” – Charlotte Mason

This is a great time of year to explore nature.  The world is reemerging from it’s winter slumber as spring brings forth new life.  We can look for signs of death in nature that remind us that Jesus died for us; rotting fallen leaves, trees or  branches lost to winter storms, etc.  We can also look for signs of life emerging forth as Jesus did; flower buds on trees, green leaves, crocuses and snow blossoms, melting ice, etc. Charlotte Mason Easter at it’s best!

Poetry Study

“Readings should include a good deal of poetry, to accustom him to the delicate rendering of shades of meaning, and especially to make him aware that words are beautiful in themselves…” – Charlotte Mason

You can enjoy reading poetry together, or you can use poetry for the purposes of dictation as well.  Here are a few great poems that serve these purposes well.

  • Easter Week by Charles Kingley
  • Advent by Christina Georgina Rossetti
  • The Rabbi’s song by Rudyard Kipling
  • Funeral Hymn by Sir Walter Scott

Studying Art

“We learn to see things when we see them painted.” – Charlotte Mason

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is a wonderful painting to study for Easter.  You can use a piece of artwork or a picture from a book.  Allow your child to study the picture and look deeply at it.  When ready, remove the artwork (close the book) and have the child describe the picture.  Afterwards, take a look together again and see what other details you can find.


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  1. Mattie Jacobs

    The color on the eggs are eggsellent! I hope you tell us how you got them so vibrant.

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