How do you involve your family and also celebrate a Christ-centered Easter? Here are some ideas and an invitation for you to share yours.
By Ann Timm
A few years ago, contributing writer Jessica Smartt put together a post with many good ideas for having a Christ-centered Easter. When I found that post as I was preparing myself and my own family for Easter, I knew I wanted to share those ideas here.
I’ve added my thoughts to some of the items Jessica highlighted and, in some cases, I’ve added some of my own resources and ideas.
Please be sure to chime in with your ideas in the comments! We all appreciate new perspectives and ideas for celebrating this most important feast!
Have a conversation.
- Though it’s all too easy to jump into egg-coloring and tulip-making, a plain and simple reminder is important: What special day is coming up? What happened that we are celebrating? I share some ways to have these types of conversation in my eBook, How To Introduce A Child To Jesus.
- The Jesus Storybook Bible is a great resource. You could also (next year, probably) follow along with the Jesus Storybook Bible Readings for Lent. This is a simple, do-able way to prepare your hearts daily for Easter.
- The Lent study from She Reads Truth is a great resource for you, and it will inspire how you interact with your family.
Make meaningful Easter baskets.
- 25 Meaningful Easter Basket Ideas
- 7 Ideas for a Resurrection-Centered Easter Basket
- 10 Religious Easter Basket Ideas
Celebrate with Easter foods.
- Celebrating Our First Passover
- Eating Seasonally Throughout The Christian Year
- Resurrection Rolls
- Empty Tomb cookies
Have fun with crafts and projects.
- Resurrection Eggs
- Salt Dough Tomb
- Paper Resurrection Craft
- Empty Tomb Garden
- Empty Tomb Craft
- Easter Tree: This is kind of like a Christmas tree, and so cute and fun!
- Here’s a science experiment: The Spotless Lamb
- Easter Object Lesson
- Printable Resurrection Figurines Set
- Easter Coloring Pages
- 10 Best Easter Books
- Easter Story Wreath
Share the story.
- Include your favorite Easter verses in your letter to a sponsored child.
- Deliver home-baked goods and an Easter card to neighbors. You could, like Jessica did, write out John 10:10 on the cards.
- Mail Easter-decorated cookies to your friends and family.