PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CURRENT PHYSICAL DELIVERY AND DIGITAL EASTER GUIDES HAVE THE 2023 CALENDAR INSIDE OF THEM. THIS CALENDAR WILL NOT BE UPDATED UNTIL EARLY 2024. THE PRINTED ITEMS ARE DISCOUNTED TO REFLECT THE 2023 CALENDAR.
A Gentle + Classical Easter is a 2 unit, 2-week Christ-focused Easter celebration for children 2-8 years. In this unit study, we spend the two weeks leading up to Easter reading the TRUE story of Easter (at an age-appropriate level) through brilliant picture books. We learn simple catechisms about Christ, memorize scripture, explore and observe nature, enjoy simple activities and crafts, work on motor skills, play with storyboards, and go on scavenger hunts!
Who is it for?
This unit study was designed with all of your children under age 8 in mind. There are two book-level options to accommodate your youngest listeners alongside those with a little more patience.
What's included (CURRICULUM)?
A Gentle + Classical Easter Curriculum + Printables Includes:
10 Days of Reading & Activities over 2 Units (see book list and supply list below)
Hand-Selected Books for your 2-4-year-old with options for your 4-8-year-old as well (see book list below)
Beautiful Printables (scissor skills, coloring pages, lacing activities)
Easter Storyboard (Designed by the talented Stephanie Hathaway!)
Memory work statements for Scripture and Catechism (including Memory Statement Cards for your Memory Statement Board)
Poetry Selections (including Memory Statement Cards)
Motor Skill Activities
Nature Study Inspiration and Activities
Instructions and a Master Supply List for all projects
Suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness
- Page Count: Guide is 24 pages; Printables is 79 pages.
Digital File Bonuses! (Delivered digitally for all curriculum-containing purchases. Not offered in print.)
2 Easter Banners for your home
Vintage ABC Flashcards
Watercolor Upper and Lowercase Flashcards
What's included? (SUPPLY KIT)
NOTE: THE EASTER SUPPLY KIT INCLUDES SMALL ITEMS AND IS NOT A TOY. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. RECOMMENDED AGE OF USE IS 3+. CHOKING HAZARDS.
The craft supply kit for A Gentle + Classical Easter is a limited offering in 2023! At launch, we have 150 supply kits available to order. They will not be restocked this year.
In the supply kit, you will find the following items:
- Soil, small rocks, 1 large rock, cup, and wheatgrass seed for creating ONE Resurrection Tomb Garden
(ALLERGY NOTE: WHEATGRASS SEEDS ARE WHEAT. CELIACS AND THOSE WILL WHEAT ALLERGIES SHOULD HANDLE WITH GLOVES AND/OR WASH THEIR HANDS FOLLOWING "PLANTING". THE GRASS THAT GROWS DOES NOT CONTAIN GLUTEN. ONLY THE SEEDS THEMSELVES CONTAIN GLUTEN.)
- "Stained Glass" Cross- self-stick laminate and tissue squares for 3 Crosses
- Tube Bird Feeder- seed, string, and craft tubes for 3 feeders (peanut butter not included)
- Palm Sunday Palm Leaves- green paper, craft sticks, green paint, and paintbrushes for 3 leaves
- 2 Magnifying Glasses with 48" of String- correlates to "One Square Foot" nature exploration in Unit 2
- Laces- 2 included to correspond to lacing cards found in curriculum Printables file
NO BOOKS ARE INCLUDED
What's Included? (RESURRECTION EGG SET)
NOTE: THE RESURRECTION EGG KIT INCLUDES SMALL ITEMS AND IS NOT A TOY. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. RECOMMENDED AGE OF USE IS 3+. CHOKING HAZARDS.
Each Resurrection Egg Kit includes 12 white plastic eggs, a carton, and 11 symbols for each egg to represent a portion of scripture from the Easter story. Additionally, you'll receive 12 scripture cards (4x6") that highlight the scripture represented by each symbol in the kit.
You can read one card and open one egg each day leading up to Easter (for 12 days) OR you can enjoy reading through all the cards and opening the eggs together on Easter morning.
Supply List + Book List
Click HERE to see the book list. Many of these are available at the library or on YouTube. You may also substitute your preferred books in the event you cannot readily find them. You can also find our playlist for YouTube linked inside the 2023 curriculum guide.
Click HERE to see the supply list.
I bought digital previously. How do I get the updated files OR can I get a discount to upgrade to print?
You can log in at Shopgentleclassical.com, find your original purchase email and click that link, or use THIS LINK to access all previous purchases. The NEW digital files will be found there where the old ones were. We are not offering a coupon code for those who previously purchased digital. Sorry! (If you have not created a ShopGentleClassical.com account, we highly encourage it. You can click "CREATE ACCOUNT" on the page linked above, then enter the email you've used for all your orders. They'll automatically be included into your account, unless you used different emails. You can download them directly from your account. We cannot merge multiple emails into one account. If you've used multiple emails for accounts, you'll have to have multiple accounts. Sorry!)
What denomination is this from?
Our worldview is basic orthodox Christianity. Look at our sample images in the shop listing to see an example of a catechism. Our catechisms are extremely foundational and should be upheld by all mainstream Christian denominations.
Do you promote the Easter bunny in this product?
We mention him in the teacher's guide ("hop like a bunny") and include Resurrection Eggs as an activity which obviously have the egg connection. We have coloring pages and lacing pages connected to eggs as well. But we do not utilize books that promote the Easter bunny tradition. You can disregard those printables if you don't want any hint of the Easter bunny in your studies.
How do I know which books or supplies I need before purchasing?
Please click BOOK LIST + SUPPLY LIST in the shop listing to access those.
I don't find this unit study affordable.
I'm sorry you're feeling that way! All holiday unit studies are absolutely optional, and you can pass on this unit study completely. You can also buy digital, print at home with an affordable ink option like the Epson Ecotank, and use what you have on hand for supplies. Also, please use YouTube, your library, and secondhand books rather than buying everything new off of Amazon. ❤️
I have the original digital study. What has changed in the files?
- The guide is now organized as a two-unit, 10-day study instead of just 10 days.
- I have specific instructions and scripture for the Resurrection Eggs instead of just a link.
- I've simplified it and provided a detailed, at-a-glance schedule for each week.
- I've added a 2023 calendar to show when we would ideally begin the unit study to end at Easter.
You're sold out. Will you have more available later on?
We have 150 supply kits, 150 Resurrection Egg kits, 50 flashcard sets, and 300 total curriculum sets at launch. We will not be adding more to our inventory in 2023.
Last year there was a coupon code to buy multiple supply kits. Can I get a discount on a second kit?
We're so sorry! As we all know, the price of literally everything has increased. We will not be able to offer a coupon code on a second supply kit. However, if you have customer rewards points you can redeem those for a discount on any purchase!
We are new to G&C curriculum this year, having just started the Preschool program with our youngest (3.) I purchased the printed version of this unit, which was, as the Preschool is, very beautiful and Biblically-focused. For us, though, having done several other Easter-type units in the past, it was a bit redundant and the projects weren't super interesting. Again, we have just done many of these projects before (made resurrection eggs, for example, several times), and our older children weren't as engaged. However, I appreciated having a daily suggestion of books, topics and ideas to get us through what is typically a very busy time for us, especially ones that I could do with our youngest. The lacing activities and other Spring-related scavenger hunts, math activities and other deliverables we could print were really nice, and I can use them again and again as-needed, which I feel is a great value. I do really appreciate this curriculum company, and would encourage anyone who hasn't gone through an Easter unit before to try this with their little ones. You'll just likely need to supplement a bit for upper elementary students.
My 3yo has absolutely LOVED doing these lessons. We have done about half of it this year. There are so many crafts, books, memory cards, and activities. I look forward to doing even more as he gets older.
We have had wonderful conversations about Jesus and his sacrifice. It really helped me figure out how to teach him about Easter on a level he could understand.
I also appreciated that the curriculum focused on the religious reasons for Easter and not on the secular reasons.
What a fantastic curriculum to really cultivate the reason for the season. I'm looking forward to using this program over the next few years.
The Easter curriculum as a whole is wonderful. I was disappointed in the Resurrection Eggs. They are beautiful and all of the items inside are good quality but I felt the eggs themselves (cheap plastic) makes them feel very cheap. I guess for the price, I felt they should have been a little better quality.
Sorry you felt that way, Lauren. We priced our eggs in comparison to what other egg sets - with fluorescent color in styrofoam crates with plastic pieces - are being marketed for. If you run across a resource for a sturdier plastic egg, by all means, send us a link ;). We would genuinely appreciate it!
We have done the first week of the Easter study and we love it. (My son is 3 years old.) The activities are meaningful, but not too difficult. My kids both LOVE opening an egg and reading a verse card at dinner every night. The supply kit made everything really convenient for me, as well. This has opened up a lot of great conversations about the Easter story. I plan to use it again next year! (I didn't like all of the book choices, so I picked out a couple that I liked from her list and substituted other books for the rest.) Overall, I would definitely recommend! I love Gentle and Classical products.