Children love coloring, and Easter is one of the most colorful holidays of all. As spring bursts into bloom, the world feels new and full of life.
Easter is exciting, as Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. Of course, the Lord’s bodily triumph over death and the grave is only understood in the context of His physical death on the cross three days earlier. The grief of Good Friday makes the joy of Easter Sunday complete.
What creative Easter coloring pages are available to explain this historical account and to remind children of all ages about the Easter story? Where can Sunday schoolers, Bible teachers and parents find free printable pictures of Christ’s death and resurrection that are suitable for even the youngest children?
Check out these seven super sites for free printable Christian Easter coloring pages. These websites are listed alphabetically by name.
Bible Coloring Pages
Bible Coloring Pages offers a small selection of simple Easter coloring pages, which may be printed directly from the website for free. Choose from a cross with lilies, an Easter basket, Easter lilies, a priest making an Easter blessing and more.
Another page on this website offers 22 different free printable Christian cross designs for Easter coloring.
Bible Kids Fun Zone
Bible Kids Fun Zone features several extra-simple free Christian Easter coloring pages for young children to color. This website offers pictures of the cross, the empty tomb, the angel and other Easter images, with links to Easter Bible story crafts and projects for kids.
Catechetical Resources, a Catholic website, offers “The Stations of the Cross” as free printable coloring pages. Seventeen pages of Easter line-art images, stored as PDFs, take a bit longer to load, but they can be valuable teaching tools for Christians celebrating Easter.
This website features a single free printable Christian Easter coloring page, showing the empty tomb of Christ. This picture alone makes Christian Answers worth the trip.
This website offers several free printable Christian Easter coloring pages with images of crosses and of Jesus Christ, with one especially suited for Easter. This DLTK coloring page shows a simple cross, surrounded with Easter lilies and featuring this phrase: “Jesus loves me.”
First School has plenty of simple free printable Easter coloring pages, including bunnies, chicks, donkeys, ducks and other traditional Easter images. In addition, this website offers several New Testament Bible story coloring pages, which are particularly appropriate for celebrating Christ’s resurrection.
These include pictures of Jesus carrying His cross, the crucifixion of Christ (suitable for children of all ages), the angels at the empty tomb of Jesus, Jesus appearing to Thomas and the ascension of Jesus to Heaven.
Children of all ages may enjoy coloring a line-art drawing of the empty tomb at First School. Click on the desired colors to fill in the Easter picture. (Images colored online are not available for printing, however.)
Papa Jan features several free printable Bible story coloring pages, including two specifically designed for Easter. Pick a picture of the women taking Jesus down from the cross or the angel greeting the women at His empty tomb.
Celebrate the Resurrection in Color
What a wonderful way to share the joy of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ with children. Why not decorate the home with festive Easter pictures, colored by the children you know and love?