ESL Easter Vocabulary

Instructor: Amanda Robb
This lesson includes some common Easter vocabulary words and suggestions for presenting them to ESL students. By the end of the lesson, you'll not only have ideas of what words to choose, but also activities to help your students learn them.

Easter Traditions

Although Easter is a Christian holiday celebrated worldwide, traditions vary among cultures. Your English as a second language (ESL) students might be confused about American traditions, especially if they are not from a Christian country. American children often enjoy Easter - eating candy wrapped in baskets, spending time with family and enjoying special foods. Today, we'll be going over some vocabulary words that your ESL students will need to talk about Easter and share their experiences.

Easter vocabulary lessons can help students understand American traditions.

Easter Vocabulary

To talk about Easter and relate to other native English speaker's experiences, your students will need some basic words to describe the holiday. Here, we've divided Easter vocabulary into six easy categories for your students.

Religious and Seasonal Words

  • Church
  • Christ
  • Bible
  • Spring
  • Renewal
  • Birth
  • Resurrection

Easter Activities and Traditions

  • Egg hunt
  • Hide
  • Eggs
  • Basket
  • Egg decorating
  • Hard boil
  • Shell
  • Spoon
  • Dip
  • Dye
  • Paint
  • Easter bunny
  • Easter basket
  • Easter parade
  • Float
  • Band
  • Confetti
  • Crowd
  • Easter dinner

Easter Flowers

  • Lilies
  • Tulips
  • Daffodils
  • Irises

Easter Colors

  • Pink
  • Lilac
  • Cream
  • Baby blue
  • Peach
  • Pastel

Easter Foods

  • Ham
  • Lamb
  • Potatoes
  • Deviled eggs
  • Asparagus
  • Rolls
  • Carrot cake
  • Cupcakes
  • Candy
  • Chocolate
  • Marshmallows
  • Jellybeans

Easter Animals

  • Lamb
  • Chick
  • Bunny
  • Rabbit

Vocabulary Activities

Now that you've introduced your students to the words, its time to practice. Regular practice, provided through accessible and engaging activities, can help make learning a new language less difficult.

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