How to Explain the Resurrection to Children. Each year when Easter is coming up, it's time to talk to your children about the Resurrection. Explaining the Resurrection of Jesus means that you also need to explain the Crucifixion, which may be challenging, especially if you have young children. The following steps will give you some ideas about how to tell the story to your children so that they understand the importance of Easter.
Explain the Crucifixion without giving too many gruesome details, especially if the children are extremely young.
Be truthful in answering their questions about the Crucifixion, using your own judgment about the details you choose to share with them at different points in their life.
Emphasize the positive aspect of the Christ's death. Let them know that by dying on the cross for us, Jesus saved us from our sins so that we can go to heaven.
Focus on the hopeful part of the story, the Resurrection. Explain to them what a miracle it was that Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven.
Use Easter books and videos designed for children to help you explain the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Watch the videos or read through the books before showing them to your children to make sure that you are comfortable with the way they present the story.
Purchase a set of Resurrection eggs to aid in your explanation. Each egg contains an item that symbolizes Jesus' journey at Easter time so that younger children can learn about the Crucifixion and Resurrection in a fun and interesting way.