Free Easter Speeches for Children They Can Easily Memorize

If your kiddo needs an Easter speech, we have them for various occasions. Use them as-is, or as a starting point to write an easy speech of their own.

Updated January 29, 2024
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Whether your family is religious or not, kiddos love Easter. But beyond the egg hunts and the sweet treats, it's a great opportunity for them to grasp the essence of what they're celebrating, and Easter speeches let them share what they've learned. The speeches below are original and crafted with care to resonate with kids of different ages.

Extraordinary Easter Speech for Kids

This short Easter speech for youth uses a more traditional format to explain why people of all faiths and beliefs enjoy celebrating the holiday. Extraordinary Easter is appropriate for a non-religious celebration. To open the printable, click on the image. If you have issues, see this guide for working with Adobe printables.

Extraordinary Easter

By Michele Meleen

Easter is a magical celebration of how new things can come from places you don't expect. The things people see as part of the Easter celebration help us remember that we can always start over, no matter how hard things might seem, and that spreading happiness makes the world a more cheerful place.

Easter is extraordinary because:

  • The Easter Bunny lays eggs, something real bunnies can't do. He shows us how fun it can be to use our imagination. He also helps spread cheer and lets us believe impossible things can happen.
  • Eggs keep babies safe until they are ready to be born. By decorating eggs and sharing them with friends or family, we are spreading the happiness people feel when a baby is born.
  • Candy is a special treat that makes people happy. We give candy to people we love so they can feel joy.
  • Spring is when we celebrate Easter because it is the season when many plants start to grow again, flowers bloom, and baby animals are born. The world looks like it is waking up again during spring, and this makes people feel good.

So, don't just be excited about getting candy and coloring eggs this Easter. Be happy celebrating a fun holiday, and help others feel happy about life, too.

Personalize It

Kids of any age can use this easy Easter speech as it is written or as inspiration for their own unique version.

  • Toddlers and preschoolers can dress in costumes matching each bullet point and stand with an older speaker.
  • You can have one child read the speech, or if you have a group of children, each child can read or recite one part.
  • Older children might research more Easter symbols and add them as bullet points.

Kids can customize Extraordinary Easter by substituting other symbolic items or creating new closing lines.

The Meaning of Easter Speech

If faith is important to your family, children can recite this Christian acrostic poem to explain why people celebrate Easter. The Meaning of Easter is appropriate for children of all ages but may be best understood by those who are five and older. Children reading this speech could hold a Bible or dress as disciples for added effect. It is a good option for an Easter speech for church and can be combined with other Easter recitations.

The Meaning of Easter

By Michele Meleen

Easter means different things to different people. For the people that believe in Jesus Christ, it is about the love of God and Jesus Christ. To me, Easter means:

  • E is for Everlasting life. God promises this to everyone who has faith in Jesus Christ. People who follow the words of Jesus will get to live with God forever.
  • A is for All who believe in the word of Jesus Christ. His lessons and message are meant for all people living on Earth.
  • S is for Sacrifice. Jesus Christ gave up His life to pay for the sins of all people. Because He loves us, He gave something important so we wouldn't have to.
  • T is for Trust. If we trust in God and Jesus, we can live a happy life. Trust means being sure that God and Jesus will be there for us even when we can't see them.
  • E is for Eternity. God says we can live forever with Him if we follow Jesus Christ. An eternity never ends and includes when we are alive and after we die.
  • R is for Resurrection, which means Jesus came back from the dead to lead the people. By doing this impossible thing, He showed us all that His message and powers are real.

Romans 8:11 says, "If the spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you." (ESV)

This is what Easter means to me.

How to Customize

While children can read this speech verbatim, you can also update this free Easter speech for church to include more personal references. To personalize the speech, children could:

  • Keep the original base words (Everlasting, All, Sacrifice, etc.) but reword each sentence to fit their vocabulary.
  • Use the format with the word EASTER and come up with new words for each letter.
  • Let children choose different Bible verses.
  • Use the same format, but eliminate the Christian tone by choosing more commercial words like eggs or treats.

Short Easter Speech for Toddlers

Keeping it short and sweet is the key to successfully presenting a Christian Easter group speech with little ones. This speech features an adult or youth narrator followed by short, easily memorizable lines for the toddlers.

Easy Easter Speech for Toddlers

By Tamsen Butler

  • (Adult or Youth) Narrator: Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We celebrate the grace given to us by Jesus's death on the cross and the marvelous miracle of resurrection.
  • Toddler 1: Jesus is alive!
  • Toddler 2: Hallelujah!
  • Toddler 3: We are forgiven!
  • All Toddlers: Thank you, God!

Secular Easter Speech

If you want young ones to present an easy Easter speech but prefer to keep religion out of it, this secular group speech focuses on the renewal of spring.

Secular Easter Speech for Young Children

By Tamsen Butler

  • Child 1: Easter is about new beginnings.
  • Child 2: The snow melts.
  • Child 3: The rain makes things grow.
  • Child 4: New flowers bloom, and baby animals are born.
  • Child 1: Easter is a good time to think about what new beginning you need.
  • Child 2: What can Easter mean for you?
  • Child 3: It's time to refresh!
  • Child 4: Happy Easter!
Quick Tip

If you don't have four kiddos to participate, you can still use this poem, just assign the lines accordingly. 

Short Easter Speech About Christ's Resurrection for Kindergarteners

Reciting Easter church speeches can be difficult for kindergarteners and for kids in early elementary school. Therefore, it's important to keep it simple. This acrostic speech is designed specifically for little kids. The wording is simple and easy for them to say in front of a congregation or at a family gathering.

Celebrate JESUS

By Jennifer Betts

Smile! Smile proud! Jesus is alive for us. Let's honor His name.

  • J is for Jesus.
  • E is for Easter.
  • S is for salvation.
  • U is for undying love.
  • S is for sins forgiven.

Jesus is alive for us! Thank you, Jesus.

Welcome, Easter Speech for Child

If your child wants to say a little something at the family gathering, you can try out this simple speech to welcome Easter. Early elementary kids can get creative by adding their own ideas about what Easter brings. This allows them to customize it for their family and lives.

Welcome, Easter!

By Jennifer Betts

Welcome, Easter!
Easter brings fun.
Easter brings cool baskets.
Easter brings candy.
Easter brings egg hunts.
Easter brings family together.
Easter brings laughs.
Welcome, Easter.

Related: Finding Easter Plays and Skits for Kids

Speech Topics

If you need to write an original speech and one of the above formats doesn't work for what you had in mind, try one of these topics for inspiration. The following topics would work for any age group when presented from the child's point of view:

Need to Know

Speeches for kiddos should be age-appropriate and short, around 250 words, so the speech is easy to memorize or read.

Religious Speech Topics

Families who celebrate Easter for religious purposes can use these topics for speech inspiration.

  • Christ's Resurrection - When told from a child's perspective, a speech about Christ rising to walk again can be enlightening.
  • Jesus's Love - Children can think about topics like how they know Jesus loves them.
  • Grace - Speeches could explore what the word "grace" means to Christians.
  • God's Sacrifice - Children could refer to God's sacrifice by presenting a comparison to the love their parents have for them.
  • The Cross - Talk about the starting point for what the Christian symbols of Easter mean.

Secular Speech Topics

If you're looking for a secular speech topic, these are great options for kids. 

  • Easter Bunny - What kid doesn't love the Easter Bunny? Explore where this symbol for Easter came from and what is so special about him. What message is the Easter Bunny trying to send?
  • Spring - Kids can learn about why people celebrate Easter in the spring and what meaning the season adds to the holiday.
  • Symbolism - What is a symbol and why is it important? Kids can look at what each Easter symbol means to them.
  • Multicultural Customs - Children can explore if and how people celebrate Easter in other countries or cultures. Are there any similarities?
  • History of Easter - Digging through resources will be educational and help kids understand why they are celebrating.
  • Easter Feasts - There are many specific foods associated with Easter celebrations. A speech about the significance of these foods would be fun before a meal. 

Speaking of Easter

Kids love to be the center of attention, and making an easy speech is a great way for them to participate in the holiday. Help children express their take on Easter celebrations by asking what Easter means to them. Once they've delivered their Easter speech, consider having them give the fam a laugh with some silly Easter jokes and riddles, or asking them to participate in some themed games

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Free Easter Speeches for Children They Can Easily Memorize