Easter audio story

I’ve you’ve looked at reading the Easter story together as a family, you’ll have noticed that it’s LOT longer than the Christmas story!

One easy way to take in the whole Easter story in one or only a few episodes is to listen to it!

There’s loads of great audio Bibles out there, as well as millions of audio files on Biblegateway where you can also choose you Bible translation!

With my family, I often find having something to do with our hands (or mouths!) helps us sit in one place a listen. We often listen to audio books in the car, but at home I will often start with drinks and a snack (that usually gets people gathered) then have a hands-on creative activity like Lego or drawing/painting for us to do as we listen. You’ll know what will work best with your family 🙂

You could pick one gospel to listen to, or work your way through them – it’s interesting to see what each author includes.

I’ve listed the links below with the Easter story* from each gospel read from the NIVUK by David Sucket (my fave!):

Matthew 21:1- 28:20 (approx. 56 minutes)

Mark 11:1 – 16:20 (approx. 35 minutes)

Luke 19:28 – 24:35 (approx. 41 minutes)

John 12:12 – 21:25 (approximately 53 minutes)

 

*You could argue that the Easter starts in Genesis 3, but I’ve gone for when Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey.

 

Looking for a fun, easy Easter activity?

These Easter puppets are simple to make and you'll have fun telling the story together using the storyboard.

Available as a book or a download