101 Creative Easter Writing Prompts

Discover Easter writing prompts for young minds and creative writing enthusiasts! Be inspired by this religious holiday and learn its traditions and symbology.

If your child is writing an essay or story about Easter, our Easter writing prompts will provide inspiration and insight into the holiday’s rich history and traditions. It’s also an excellent way to learn about Christianity, the largest religion in the world.

The annual event focuses on Christianity’s central figure, Jesus Christ. Most Christians celebrate Easter, especially the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis describes Easter as “the most important and beautiful day of history” in his 2023 Urbi et Orbi Message

But did you know Easter was a pagan festival before the advent of Christianity? The festival was to welcome the Spring Equinox. 

An article in the Smithsonian magazine suggests that the Easter Bunny originated from the worship of the pagan goddess Eostre in Europe, the fertility goddess of humans and crops. 

Following a long winter, people would celebrate spring, resurrection, and rebirth and revel in the signs of Spring which, of course, include baby rabbits hopping about and birds laying eggs. Celebrations have evolved from this to include egg hunts and decorating.

So with the stage set, let’s explore Easter writing prompts to fuel your imagination. 

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How To Use These Easter Writing Prompts

Like other Christian holidays, Easter started with missionaries adapting pagan customs to encourage religious conversion.

Such is the case with Easter Eggs, the Easter Bunny, and the word “Easter” itself, likely borrowed from the Anglo-Saxon Spring and Fertility goddess, Eostre. Her traditional colors are green, yellow, and purple, with hares and eggs as symbols. 

Our prompts collection encompasses all major Easter themes, including its history, festivities, and commercial influences. Choose whatever prompt you find the most interesting. 

Easter Writing Prompts for Children

Easter egg hunt
You can write a story about a magical Easter egg hunt in a faraway land.

Writing is a crucial skill children must learn and continue to develop. It sharpens critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Additionally, it improves comprehension and reading abilities. 

As your child’s guide throughout the creative writing process, you must consider the child’s age. Kindergarten kids, or those around 5 to 7 years old, are creative. But they don’t understand concrete concepts yet. 

Let them be illogical and dramatic. Explaining the nuances of Easter as a sacred, religious activity can be challenging, but still, try. When the child poses questions, be patient and explain with clear language. Use images or drawings to keep them engaged. 

Middle schoolers (11 to 13-year-olds) can better understand religious concepts. Although they’re in their early adolescent years, they’ll still benefit from visual aids. Word lists and graphic organizers will make writing more accessible

Easter Writing Prompts for Kindergarten

Kindergarten-aged kids are at their most creative developmental phase. They are highly imaginative, so writing prompts should be short, fun, and easy to imagine.

  1. Write about what you like most about Easter. Pick your favorite Easter activity and describe it in detail. Share why you look forward to it the most!
  2. Easter is about remembering and thanking Jesus. Write about how you thank Jesus during Easter.
  3. Convince your friends to go on the hunt with you! Write an Easter egg hunt invitation. Tell them about the fun things you’ll do during the hunt.
  4. Write about Jesus. Explain who Jesus Christ is and what He means in your life.
  5. Write about a mystery Easter egg. Describe what the egg looks like, what it’s made of, and what’s inside it.
  6. Write a story about the Easter Bunny’s family. Describe his father, mother, and siblings. Add how he became the Easter Bunny.
  7. Write a letter to the Easter Bunny! Thank him for his hard work, and tell him what you want to find in your Easter basket this year.
  8. Write about your own Easter Bunny character! Invent and describe how your Easter Bunny looks, talks, and moves, and differentiate him from the original Easter Bunny.
  9. Write about school activities during Easter. Do you decorate the classroom with Easter bunting? Do you have egg hunts at school? Have you tried creating bunny origami?
  10. Write about being the Easter Bunny for a day! Imagine your adventures, such as hiding eggs and delivering Easter baskets.
  11. Write a story about a magical Easter egg hunt in a faraway land. Describe the faraway land and talk about the magical things that happen during the hunt. 
  12. Write about your favorite Easter meal. Describe its taste and share why you love eating it.
  13. You plan to give your teacher an Easter basket. Pick what treats you’ll put inside the basket to make your teacher happy!
  14. Write about your best Easter. Recount the memory in detail. Describe how the day went. Add who you celebrated it with, what you did, and what you ate. Explain why it’s the best Easter you’ve had.
  15. Write about the Easter Bunny as another animal. Choose an animal to replace the bunny. Describe how the new Easter animal will do the Easter Bunny’s job.
  16. List and describe the various Easter candies found in Easter eggs, such as jellybeans and marshmallows. Then, pick your favorite Easter candy and share why.
  17. Imagine you’re the Easter Bunny’s helper. Explain how you’ll help the bunny deliver and hide the eggs. Share how you expect your day to go.
  18. Describe the perfect spot to hide Easter eggs. Explain why it’s the perfect hiding spot, and add how you can further protect it from others!
  19. Write about your dream Easter egg design. Describe the color and patterns it has. Then, share the meaning of your Easter egg design!
  20. Write an Easter Bunny checklist. Imagine you’re the Easter Bunny. List the things you need to do to have a successful Easter.
  21. Explain where the Easter Bunny goes when Easter is done. Describe his home and how he prepares for the next Easter.
  22. Write about the most thrilling Easter egg hunt you’ve been in. Describe what you felt while searching and discovering the colorful eggs. Include any surprises you encountered.
  23. Write a poem with the words Jesus, bunny, and eggs.
  24. Write a story about a magical Easter egg. Explain what makes the Easter egg magical and describe it.
  25. Easter happens in Spring. Describe what Spring looks like in your backyard, street, or school.
  26. Share where you think Easter eggs come from and what they symbolize during Easter.
  27. One important message of Easter is unconditional love. Describe someone you love and talk about why you love them.
  28. Explain how the Easter Bunny delivers eggs to all children in the world. Does he have special transportation? Describe what his transportation looks like!
  29. Imagine who the Easter Bunny would invite to his birthday party and what games they would play.
  30. Write about an Easter egg hunt without eggs. For instance, imagine if cupcakes replace the eggs. Describe what you would feel and do.
  31. Imagine the Easter egg suddenly comes to life. Describe how it can jump out of the Easter basket and survive Easter without being eaten.
  32. Write about the Easter Bunny’s friend! Describe the perfect friend for the Easter Bunny and explain why they’ll be good friends.

Easter Writing Prompts for Middle School

Holy Week
You can write and explain the Holy Week timeline and its mirror events in the Bible.

According to Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Theory, middle school students are more conscious of reality. They operate with logic and physical rules. Writing prompts can then be more complex but still inspire creativity.

  1. Write about the meaning of Easter. Delve into why Jesus needed to be crucified and resurrected. Then, share what Easter means to you.
  2. Write about the events leading up to Easter. Explain the Holy Week timeline and its mirror events in the bible. Answer why Christians need to participate in each event, not just Easter.
  3. Research and discuss what people outside Christianity do during Easter. Add how they can still benefit from the holiday.
  4. Write about how you celebrate Easter. Present how your usual Easter day goes.
  5. Write about your favorite Easter tradition. Whether you dye eggs, participate in an egg roll, or enjoy a special family meal, describe the activity, emotions, and memories you associate with the tradition.
  6. Write about the Stations of the Cross. Talk about why it’s crucial to understand Jesus’ journey to crucifixion. Include how it helps people reflect and positively impact society.
  7. Differentiate regular Sunday mass versus Easter Vigil. Compare the homilies, songs, and others.
  8. Write about your favorite Easter movie. Offer a brief synopsis and share what made it most memorable. Talk about the most striking scenes and include your thoughts while watching it.
  9. Write about the Easter Bunny’s biography. Research and share when the character was first introduced, why, and how it turned into the modern Easter Bunny.
  10. Write about Easter’s colors. Delve into the meaning behind Easter’s main colors (purple and red). Include the history of why these colors were picked.
  11. Write about your last Easter celebration. Narrate what last Easter was like for you and if you believe this year will be a repeat of it. Include why and share your feelings about it.
  12. Write a story about celebrating Easter with a famous person. Explain why you selected this celebrity and narrate how you think your Easter celebrations will go.
  13. Write about the weirdest Easter traditions. Research and describe each unusual Easter tradition. Explain why you think they’re weird.
  14. Write about the traditional Easter food. Share why they’re a staple on the Easter table. Add their country of origin and what they symbolize.
  15. List and explain the meaning of classic Easter symbols. Delve into their history and how they represent Easter.
  16. Think back to your first Easter celebration and share how you decorated your first Easter egg. Add why you chose that specific decoration.
  17. Explain and describe what an Easter basket is, including the tradition of exchanging Easter baskets.
  18. List and explain the common messages the Story of Resurrection teaches.
  19. Imagine applying for the Easter Bunny’s job. Explain why you’re the best person for the job. 
  20. Write about the meaning of Resurrection. Analyze the importance of “resurrection” to Easter. Then, share what “resurrection” means to you. 
  21. Write about the different ways countries celebrate Easter. Look into the various Easter traditions around the world. Describe and explain each activity’s connection to Easter.
  22. Write about your favorite Easter book. Give a summary of the story and share how you discovered it. Then, explain why the book is close to your heart.
  23. Write about incorporating an Easter lesson in your life. Choose an Easter teaching (such as kindness, forgiveness, or hope) and share how to practice it in real life. 
  24. Describe Easter in 15 words. Explain why you choose each word concerning the holiday.
  25. Write about Easter, then and now. Ask someone from the previous generation (a grandparent or old neighbor) about how they celebrated Easter and compare it to yours. 
  26. Delve into forgotten Easter traditions. Mention their history and why they’re skipped over in modern times. 
  27. Easter is the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection. Write about the little miracles you encounter every day and describe each one.
  28. Share other Easter activities to do aside from egg decorations and hunting. Explain how each activity works.
  29. Write about a DIY Easter basket. List the materials you’ll need and provide detailed instructions for creating a personalized Easter basket.
  30. Compile a list of Easter-themed words. Present their meanings in the context of the holiday.
  31. Write about an unusual Easter symbol. Explain its meaning and why it’s not often included in Easter designs.
  32. Identify things in nature that signify new beginnings, such as the blooming of flowers and a butterfly leaving its cocoon. Explain how they remind you of Jesus’ resurrection.
  33. Easter is also about feasting with family. But those who have no family or are far from their family can still enjoy Easter. Share ways to celebrate Easter alone.
  34. Plan an Easter dinner party. Share who you’ll invite, what food you’ll serve, and others. Imagine how the party would go.
  35. Easter reminds us of the importance of forgiveness. Share an experience where you had to forgive someone who hurt you. Describe what you felt before and after.
  36. Write about the best way to color Easter eggs. Research and offer the steps to dye Easter eggs. Then, compare and contrast the techniques. 

Creative Easter Writing Prompts

If you’re above the middle school level and looking for a challenge, we have more prompts for you. Sharpen your creativity with the following easter writing prompts.

  1. Write about the Easter penance. Explain its significance and highlight its positive influence on people’s faith.
  2. Write about the origin of Easter. Discuss the history of Easter as a blended Catholic and Pagan celebration. 
  3. Write about your interpretation of the Easter or Resurrection story. Add what it taught you and what it means for you as an individual.
  4. Write about explaining Easter to a non-Christian. Share tips on how to rationalize Easter to a non-religious person. Stress the importance of diversity and respect. 
  5. Write about the effect of Easter on contemporary culture. Explain how Easter started as a sacred ritual to a routine holiday. Discuss how to revive appreciation for Easter’s original meaning. 
  6. Write about Easter as a movable feast. Explain why Easter doesn’t have a fixed annual date. Include its history, biblical, and pagan festival references.
  7. Write a song about Easter. Focus on the lyrics. Then, adapt music from existing songs or create your own.
  8. Write about the very first Easter egg hunt in history. Discuss its history and compare it to modern Easter egg hunt events.
  9. Write about the Easter or Paschal controversies. Delve into what the controversy is about, such as why the conflict started and how it ended.
  10. Write an Easter egg hunt tutorial. Give specific details about organizing the hunt, including what materials to prepare, how to give clues, and where to hide the treats.
  11. Speculate how Easter celebrations may change according to technological advancements. For instance, there are already online games like Egg Hunt VR.
  12. Write a story about the Easter Bunny and the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Imagine how these two famous characters could be related. Are they friends or cousins? Add how they help each other.
  13. Write about Easter-related health concerns. Discuss possible health issues during Easter, such as tooth decay or diabetes. Share tips to prevent these problems.
  14. Write about discovering the empty tomb. Imagine seeing Jesus’ empty tomb and describe the scene. Share what you’ll do and how you’ll react.
  15. Write about the over-commodification of the Easter Season. Research how companies boost their profits during Easter through “Easter Sales” and other special offers. 
  16. Write about the Easter cross. Explain why Christians display the Easter cross despite it being where Jesus died. Mention its positive allusions, such as saving believers from sins.
  17. Write about the crucifixion. Imagine you’re one of the witnesses of Jesus being crucified. Describe what you would feel and think. 
  18. Explain why non-religious individuals are encouraged to celebrate Easter. Offer alternative reasons to celebrate Easter aside from Jesus’ resurrection. For example, it’s also the celebration of Spring as a symbol of hope and renewal.
  19. Write about non-secular Easter activities. Talk about how non-Christians celebrate Easter, such as exchanging chocolate eggs or painting eggs.
  20. Write about the best Easter homily. Research Easter sermons and pick the best one. Specify the lessons and your takeaways. Then, explain why you consider it the best.
  21. Write about your personal growth. Talk about an experience where you overcame a challenge. Share how it helped you be a better person.
  22. Imagine being in the shoes of a sentient Easter egg. Describe your life before the Easter bunny hides you for the hunt.
  23. Hope is a prominent Easter message. Explain how hope helps humans conquer hardships and tragedies. 
  24. Invent a new Easter tradition. Create an Easter activity your family will enjoy and explain how it works.
  25. Identify the best Easter destinations. Describe the places and explain why they’re excellent locations for devout Christians.
  26. The Last Supper marks the start of Easter. Imagine being among the disciples dining with Jesus. Describe what you see, smell, hear, taste, and feel. 
  27. Write about the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. Describe each and compare the holiday figures. Mention their similarities and differences. 
  28. Write an acrostic poem with the letters: E, A, S, T, E, and R.
  29. Research and collect great advice to win Easter egg hunts. Focus on practical and doable tips.
  30. Imagine if Easter happens in Winter and not Spring. Delve into the changes that’ll happen. Include how a change in season can change Easter’s meaning, traditional activities, and more.
  31. Write about celebrating Easter on a budget. Mention easy ways to save money and still enjoy Easter. For instance, talk about upcycling old gift baskets and baking treats instead of buying them.
  32. Easter is a time for healing and renewal. Explain why people can’t avoid negative feelings. Then, list ways to encourage self-healing during Easter, such as praying or resisting temptation. 
  33. Write about an act of compassion you can do. Choose a service you can offer to honor Easter. Describe how it can help others and strengthen your faith.

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