Mar 22, 2013

Easy, Christ-Centered Easter Ideas

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I feel a bit behind on my Easter prep this year, but that doesn't mean I can't steer my kids toward the true meaning of Easter. Here are some of the easy ideas I'll be implementing:

(Not even feeling as ambitious as I am? Choose just ONE of these ideas to share with your kids this Easter season!)

* Read the Easter story from our favorite children's Bible, The Jesus Storybook Bible. Although we read other picture books about Easter, none of them explain the meaning of the holiday anywhere near as well as this Bible storybook. (I think every Christian family with kids should have this book; it really gives children the big picture about what the Bible and Jesus are about. Many adults find it illuminating, too! If you want it in time for Easter, it's available as a Kindle download.)

* Make Resurrection Buns. Of all the empty-tomb style foods (cookies, cakes, etc.), this is by far the easiest to prepare. That makes it nice for moms, and also much easier for kids to focus on how the food relates to Jesus' resurrection. They also happen to taste great, and my kids never cease to be amazed by them.

Resurrection bun
* Do Resurrection Eggs. I haven't decided whether we will have the kids hunt for plastic eggs with symbols of the biblical Easter story in them or whether we'll do some printable craft resurrection eggs.

* Some sort of easy Easter craft. Because my kids love crafts. I will pick one of these, depending upon my mood: Easy popsicle stick crosses, watercolor crosses, paper plate tomb, life of Jesus cross, or handprint cross. I also really like this printable scene - like a nativity, but for Easter.

* Watch The Easter Story Keepers.

If you're feeling more ambitious than I am, please check out my previous Easter posts, as well as my Easter Pinterest board


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