You and Your family members, especially young children and grandchildren known the real importance of Easter enjoyed with egg hunts, petting zoos, and chocolate bunnies. The main motive of these fun activities can be certain to know the importance of Christ, but there is an intention about educating the true meaning of the Easter holiday.
One of the most effective things you can do is structure and model the importance of Easter to you. Children’s and young ones admire you and your passion for Christ that will certainly encourage them to follow. So Easter day offers you an opportunity to share the love of Christ in unique and engaging ways.
Here are 10 ways to bring Easter Alive for your children
1. Write Jesus a thank you letter
It is a family activity, where you can sit with your kid around the dinner table with paper and writing stationery (Pen, Pencils, Colored pencils, crayons, markers, etc). Using these utensils you can write personal letters to Jesus, thanking him for sacrificing life on the cross. After the delicious Easter dinner, plan to read these thank you notes aloud to one another.
2. Begin the tradition of using Resurrection Eggs
Online portal FamilyLife has crafted an amazing product of 12 colorful eggs, each consisting of different objects such as donkey or coin to explain the journey of Jesus to the cross and out of the tomb. As you talk about each egg, your kid can take turns opening each egg. Also, you can hide the eggs at different corners of the house and let your children find or host a children’s Easter party using the eggs as the main story.
3. Make an Easter Shoebox
If your child had drawn a picture of Jesus, then cut it and wrap it with white cloth or tissues and place it in a shoebox. Place a rock on top of the lid and tell your kids to keep it as it is until Easter Sunday. The funny part will be on Easter Morning when your kids will open up their shoeboxes, they will find treats and chocolates instead of Jesus. Also, you can leave a piece of paper stating “Jesus is no longer here. He has risen!. It is the best way of making this an Easter tradition and preserving these pictures of your children Jesus. As your kids grow older this artwork would serve as a reminder that Jesus has always been there for them.
4. Eat breakfast outside
It is our routine to have breakfast indoors, but this time step outside for a breakfast that would bring a memorable change of place and pace. On Easter weekend, especially on Saturday or Sunday you can enjoy eating outdoors and talk about more about like one of the Jesus disciples or Easter morning.
5. Volunteer to help at an Easter event
You can volunteer yourself and set an example of service to your children by carrying out activities like passing out candy, monitoring a carnival game or directing traffic on Easter Sunday. Also if your kid is willing to accompany you as a volunteer then it’s even better. But most kids are busy in egg hunt activities or similar events. Your kids can be on the other side of helpers to serve others known to be sharing God’s love with other kids.
6. Read a new story that tells a timeless truth
Read a new story about Jesus’s death and resurrection by reading books such as The Tale of Three Trees, The Loveliest Rose in the World by Hans Christian Andersen, the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, or The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs
7. Turn the Lights Out
It is a unique idea of Turning the light off on the evening of Good Friday until Easter Morning. It is a memorable way to explain and illustrate the darkness of our world before Christ’s resurrection.
Light the candles, flashlights or camping lanterns so that you can move freely inside the house when it is dark. This is an exceptional way to remember that Jesus is the light of the world. This activity will let us have funny family memories on the Easter holiday.
8. Color as a family
Easter is the best time to engage with kids by coloring pages with resurrection themes. Art lovers in your family will definitely love this coloring activity. Also, you can paint and create Easter masterpieces for your family. You can also listen to worship songs or audio bible by letting your kids easter coloring and painting.
9. Take Turns reading the Bible aloud
Read the Bible aloud by giving your children an index card with a chapter and verses to read. On Easter day, proclaim God’s words loudly right from your family room, bedroom or kitchen!
10. Invite a Friend to Easter service
Let your child invite a friend for an Easter prayer. Encourage them to draw a special picture invitation card. Also, your teens can text and also your child might even invite your close friends. Looking at the invitation card, not many adults would resist a sincere request from a child.