Message through the moviesMovies with an Easter theme or storyline can teach kids the significance or message of Easter, that the darkest hour brings with it the greatest hope.
While Easter does convey the above message of hope, it is also a time for holidays, a time to simply sit back, relax, and enjoy a time devoid of deadlines. It is a time when the entire family gathers around to celebrate the spirit of Easter, and catch up with the things that are otherwise forgotten in our hectic schedule. The only downside for kids being, enjoying the holidays takes precedence over understanding the meaning behind it.
To put it simply, the essence of Easter is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. But, of course, this story has morals and lessons behind it. However, to impart all of this to kids in a formal way can be boring and uninteresting. Instead, approaching this subject in a rather unique way can result in a huge pay off. This is where movies can be an engaging medium which excites and educates young ones. There are a score of movies that will help you educate your child about Easter, while providing guaranteed entertainment too. The other plus point of watching movies is, the audio-visual impact it makes is always better remembered in comparison to reading a book or listening to a talk. So, without further ado, here's a list of good Easter movies that your kids will love and enjoy this holiday.
The Ten Commandments
King of Kings
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Jesus Christ Superstar
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
The First Easter Rabbit
The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town
Jesus of Nazareth
Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies
The Small One
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Yogi the Easter Bear
The Easter Storykeepers
A Walton Easter
Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure
Littlest Angel's Easter
Easter In Bunnyland
The Great Easter Egg Hunt
The Visual Bible: The Gospel Of John
Max & Ruby: Easter with Max & Ruby
An Easter Carol
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie
Hank and Mike
Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Mystery of The Easter Chipmunk
VeggieTales: Twas the Night Before Easter
Pieces of Easter
Most of these movies are extremely easy to find, especially in and around Easter. You can either rent these movies or buy them at the nearest available DVD store, and add to your collection. Hope your kids enjoy these movies, just as much as they enjoy Easter itself!