Easter will be here before you know it and now is the time to be doing activities with your children! I feel like Easter does not get enough attention in our home and every year try to make sure and do some sort of activity, or read books with my children.
As a Christian, Easter Sunday is not about the Easter Bunny, the candy, or the fun spring decor. It is a serious, yet joyful time to reflect on the fact that our Lord has risen, and that He lives! We need to pass this joy on to our children and help them understand this precious time.
We personally have never done Easter baskets with our children and I really doubt we ever will. A few years ago we did a spring party with cousins a few weeks after Easter Sunday, and had an egg hunt that day. Our children still remember that and thought it was so much fun, but we really tried to separate the two occasions. I just grew up never observing Easter with baskets and gifts, so I guess I don’t know what my children might be missing since I never knew what I was missing.
However you celebrate Easter, here are some fun activities and ideas to help your family grow closer together and more fully realize the meaning of this special day.
Watercolor Crosses – I’m all about simple crafts. This looks like something my oldest (11) down to my youngest (3) would enjoy, so we will be doing this.
Easter Resurrection Garden – Grow your own garden showing the three crosses and the tomb. I love this idea, and have wanted to do it for a few years now.
Names of Jesus Easter Countdown – I love the idea of creating this countdown to Easter. My mom loved to study the different names of Jesus so I frequently saw various forms of His name on a chalkboard at our house. I know my children don’t realize the many different names He has, and this would be a good way to share that with them.
A Sense of the Resurrection ebook – If you can devote the time to an easy craft and lesson each day, this is a good resource to go through with your children!
24 Easter books that reflect the cross – I am going to check and see how many of these books my library has. So many of these look great to read with my children!
This year I know we will keep Easter simple, since we will have a new baby, however I hope to be able to do a few of these things!