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Easter and Atonement Object Lesson + Printable Handouts


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We love how simple + beautiful this Easter and Atonement Object Lesson is! It’s the perfect way to help children and teens visually understand the concept of Christ’s Atonement for us.

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It’s time for another “Share the Goodness” inspirational idea! We want to spread a little happiness and faith all across the world to inspire those who stop by. Our idea for this month is actually an Atonement object lesson and handout that I prepared a couple years ago when I was asked to teach the girls at church, ages 12-18. This was an object lesson I remember having when I was a teenager, and it was something that stuck with me all these years.

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Easter and Atonement Object Lesson

lesson supplies:

  • Easter Lesson Printables (download below)
  • treats – candy bars, fruit snacks, small bags of candy, cookies, or crackers, etc.
  • scissors
  • string or ribbon
  • small hole punch
  • glue stick
  • pennies + extra in a jar

preparation directions:

  1. First, print off as many copies you need of our Easter Lesson kit.
  2. Cut out each tag and envelope.
  3. To assemble the envelope, score along the white lines, then fold inward, and glueing the tabs.
  4. Place 1-9 pennies in each envelope, then seal with glue or tape.
  5. Using your hole punch, punch a hole in the quote tags and 10¢ tags, then thread your string or ribbon through each of them.
  6. Tie these tags around your treats or snacks.

Object Lesson:

  • Place the candy or treats on the table (make sure you have prepared one for each person). Give each person an envelope. Tell them that they can each purchase a candy bar using the money in the envelope, but you can’t combine your money or share your candy with a friend.
  • Have them brainstorm how they can afford to purchase a candy bar and let them think about it for a bit.
  • After a couple minutes, ask, “Have you asked me for money?”
  • Show them a jar of pennies and explain that they just have to ask for what they need and you will make up the difference.
  • So it is with eternal life. We don’t have enough “money to purchase” eternal life because we are not perfect. But if we do our part and give it our absolute best and ask Christ for help, He will willingly make up the balance through the power of the atonement.

Such a simple way to teach a beautiful concept!

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These envelopes are seriously so easy to put together!

gift of the atonement object lesson

Each envelope will contain pennies, but make sure they each have less than 10!

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I attached my quote and price tags with red bakers twine to match the hearts.

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On the back of their price tag was the following quote from Jeffrey R. Holland:

The Savior’s Atonement lifts from us not only the burden of our sins but also the burden of our disappointments and sorrows, our heartaches and our despair. I promise you He is not going to turn His back on us now. When He says to the poor in spirit, “Come unto me,” He means He knows the way out and He knows the way up. He knows it because He has walked it. He knows the way because He is the way.

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Ready to create your own Easter and Atonement Object Lesson?

click here to download our Easter Object Lesson Kit!


To learn more about my faith and why I believe what I do, click HERE.

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