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Printable Easter Story Trivia Game

Easter is such an important holiday in our home, if not THE most important.  It’s crucial for our children to know and understand why we celebrate this occasion.  It’s not all about the Easter bunny and Easter eggs.  It’s the special time of year when we celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross for us.

Yes, my kids hunt for Easter eggs and eagerly dig through their Easter baskets on Easter morning, but we like to keep those activities and all our festivities during this time of year focused on Christ.  We fill our eggs with scriptures and items representative of the Easter story; we fill our baskets with Bibles, Bible storybooks, and devotionals (okay, and some candy); and we enjoy making Christ-centered craft projects.

Printable Easter Story Trivia Game

One way I like to really get the kids to dig into the Easter story is to play an Easter story trivia game.

Several years ago for Easter, I put together an Easter Story Jeopardy-style trivia game for our Junior Church class to play.  Back then I simply wrote it all out on index cards.  This year I’ve decided to spruce it up a bit and share it with all of you.

Simply print out the game, cut it out, and then either pin all the pieces to a cork board or tape them to a door or wall (check to make sure you won’t peel the paint first).

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The game has 5 categories – People, Places, Numbers, Crucifixion, and Hodge Podge, with 6 questions in each category.  The questions increase in difficulty as the point value increases, allowing for even the littlest family members to play (so save the easier ones for them – hint, hint).

The question and answer (in smaller type and upside down) are on the back of each card along with a scripture reference.

If you are a Jeopardy fan, you may be disappointed that I didn’t write the ‘questions’ in the form of an answer and vice versa, but that format can be hard for younger children to grasp, so I just stuck with the regular Q & A format.

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When I made the game I just printed it out on paper, but if you’d like the game to last longer, you should consider printing it out on card stock and perhaps laminating it as well.  To print the game from front to back, print out pages 2-11 and then put the paper back in your printer and print pages 12-21.  Since printers vary, and if you are unsure which way to put the paper back in to print on the opposite side, you might have to play around and experiment to get it to print from front to back.

Easter Trivia 2I hope you and your family enjoy playing this Easter Story trivia game, and I hope it helps you to keep your focus on Christ this Easter season.  Have a blessed Easter.

[Download the Printable Easter Story Trivia Game here]

What things do you and your family do to have a Christ-centered Easter holiday?

 

About the author

Sarah

Sarah is the JOYful wife of Jorge, the JOYful mother of 7 blessings, and a JOYful servant to the Most High God. She has been JOYfully homeschooling since 2007, using an eclectic approach. Sarah left her working-mom-of-2 mentality and plans at the door when the Lord came knocking on it in 2002. Now, as a born-again, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of many, she couldn’t imagine life any other way! Sarah has a heart for moms, and uses her blog, My Joy-Filled Life, to minister to and encourage other mothers. You will find her writing and sharing about the joys of big family living, her faith, homeschooling, homemaking, and whatever the Lord lays on her heart. In her free time (what’s that?), Sarah enjoys baking (but not the clean-up), dabbling in photography, and running.

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  • I found your Easter Trivia game on Pinterest! Thank you for sharing it! I going to use it for my 3rd & 4th grade Sunday School class! This would be great to change up and put Q & A’s about our 6wk unit studies, as well. It is very versitile!

  • Hi! I found your trivia game on Pinterest and have just printed it out to use with my third grade Sunday School class today! Thank you SO much for sharing your hard work!! {{{hugs}}}

  • I am hosting Easter dinner this year at my house with family and friends. Typically all the excitement is over the egg hunt… but i have a feeling this year will be different with your awesome trivia game!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this. Not only will it be educational and fun – but we will be discussing the true meaning of Easter! That is a priceless gift! THANK YOU SO MUCH

  • This is a wonderful activity that I am planning to use for the youth at church during Children’s service. Thank you so much for this. 🙂

  • This is a great activity! I plan on using this on Easter Sunday for my class of young women. Reading through the questions I noticed that in the crucifixion section there are two cards with the same question. I’m not sure if that’s how it’s supposed to be or if it is a mistake. I just wanted to let you know. Thank you again.

    • I am super excited to use this for sharing time. I really do not like doing sharing time but this make me happy to do it. Were you able to have another download that has the correction in it so there isn’t the same question in Crucifixion? I don’t want to print it out if there is another download somewhere. Thanks so much.

      • Hi Steph,
        I’m so glad this has helped you! We don’t have another download with the correction right now. I apologize for that, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. 🙂 Thank you for letting us know that this was a help to you. We love hearing from moms who are blessed by what we do!
        Wendy

    • Hi Bianca! You can find the story in the Bible. I’ll include a list of the books along with the chapters in each book. Also, when you look at the question & answer cards (pages 12-21 of the printables), the book of the Bible as well as the chapter(s) are included at the top of each card. Matthew 21, 26, 27; Mark 14, 15, 16; Luke 24; John 18, 19; Acts 1.

  • I printed this game last year and it was a big hit for my Sunday School class. You did such a good job creating the colorful cards, that I saved them to reuse this year. Thanks for a great Easter tool!

  • I have a “busy” group of second and third graders in my Sunday School class. Your game saved the day!! They do not like crafts! A competitive game is so much better to keep their attention and review the story. Thank you so much for sharing this !!

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful game. I will be using it at our annual Easter party. It will surely be a hit and I will be sure to mention that I got it from your post. Thanks again!!!

    • Thanks so much, Maria! We appreciate it so much when moms share our site with other moms! That’s a wonderful compliment to us, and we thank you. 🙂

  • We have played this game the last two years on Easter Sunday morning before heading to church. My four kids have already reminded me to get it ready again for this year! I think it’ll be rather easy the third time around. We’re ready for an update pack. 🙂

  • Thank you for this. I plan on using it in my 1st and 2nd grade class to review what we have been learning. If neither team knows the answer, I’m going to give the scripture reference and see which team can look up the answer first. We have been practicing how to locate scripture references so this is perfect for that as well.

  • Thank you! I used this trivia game for Easter celebration, and the kids and ‘teacher helpers’ loved it!! I am making new questions up, as we speak. 😉 A God idea. thanks!

  • I just saw this and can’t wait to do it with my youth group, I think they are going to have a blast. I see that it has been mentioned about the same question being included twice. Is there anywhere that I can find the questions that was missed or could it be emailed to me?

    • Hi Marianne! We don’t have a question to replace the one that was included twice. Sorry about that! But of course you can always create your own question to use in place of that one if you like. Or just skip that one. 🙂 I hope your youth group members enjoy the game!

  • Thank you so so much for sharing this! I was looking for something I could do with our 3rd-6th graders at church that was not babish and this is perfect!!! Thank you!

  • I played thus today with my middle school Sunday School class and they loved it. I had kids who never participate raising their hands and rushing t look up verses to get answers. Easter Sunday can be a hard day to teach, but this was a life saver today. Thanks so much!

  • Thank you for so much for sharing your talent with us who are not creative and allowing us to use it for free!! 🙂 May God continue to bless you.

  • Hi Sarah, WOW! What a blessing this is and will be for my Kids Church. Thank you for sharing your time and talent. Do you have a list of questions, answers and scripture references? I would like to have them separate than the cards.
    May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you.

  • Thank you Sarah for this way to teach the Easter Story. I made my own Jeopardy game but I like yours much better. I will be using it with my Sunday School class this Sunday. They love to play games and I love watching them learn and they don’t evern realize they are learning while having fun! I will be using it when I teach my other lessons also. Thank you for sharing with us!

    Nancy

  • I am going to use this game for Easter, but I plan to use it for some of my Sunday School lessons by making up my own questions because I know they will like it better and will have fun learning while playing the game and not even realize they are learning about a Bible lesson. I am so excited I found your game, thank you for taking the time to make it and share it free! May God continue to bless you and your family.

    Nancy

  • Sarah, Thank you so much for sharing your Easter Trivia Game. I was trying to make my own when I thought to google it and you popped up. You made one Grandma very happy besides saving me a lot of time. You are an angel.

  • We played this last year 2017 and the kids requested to play it again this year. I meant to log on and say thank you. What a wonderful moment to see my 4 kids (ages ranging from 19 to 8) all want to play together. What a blessing you are for sharing this. Thanks.

  • Thank you for this! I used it last night for my youth group and they loved it!! It gave them a chance to not only use their memory to recall the answers but also use the bible. I gave them the scripture clues if they got stuck. So much fun. Thank you!!

  • I’m having Easter at my house this year. The children that are coming are too young for this but Im going to save it for the future. Thank you

  • This is great, thank you so much for sharing! I will have to do this with my littles one, I homeschool them and this would be a great activity for Easter.

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