Voices: How Do You Make Easter Meaningful For Your Family?

 This year, we’re rounding up some of our favorite bloggers to get their thoughts on faith and family. We asked them:

How do you make Easter meaningful for your family?

family with resurrection-eggs

Lisa of Chaos Appreciation:

One Easter, a few years ago, I stuck a note in each child’s basket that simply said “I Love You ~Jesus”. I had no idea they would react the way they did, but they cherished those little notes. So now, every year, I put another note in the bottom of the basket, saying the same thing, to remind us all that Easter isn’t about the basket, or the candy.

Leah of As We Walk Along The Road:

We hide eggs and do Easter baskets, but we do them on Saturday morning so that on Sunday morning we have time to focus ourselves before we go to church.


Heather of Me and the Gross Boys:

We read many great books about Easter. We listen to and sing songs about Christ’s sacrifice. We have done the resurrection eggs, and the resurrection garden.


Kimberly of Living in the Sweet Spot:

One of the ways we make Easter meaningful for our family is by simply talking about the story of The Cross. We read pictures books, Bible passages, and watch videos that bring the story to life. We also make Easter Story Cookies. Each ingredient in this recipe is symbolic of a part of the Easter story, and with a corresponding Bible verse. The result is a tasty treat that is hollow inside…just like Jesus’ tomb.


Tamika of No Time For Tea Parties:

I make resurrection rolls with my kids and we talk about the sacrifice that Jesus made. We talk about what it means for each one of us, and the world. I use the Read-to-Me Bible and let the kids tell and retell the story as we make the rolls. We read from the Bible and wait for them to bake. Then we eat them. It is a great opportunity for them to ask questions and for me to hear their thoughts and perspective.


Wendy of Hip Homeschool Moms:

My children are older now, and they have all been taught why we celebrate Easter/Resurrection Day for many years. We enjoy making Resurrection Cookies, and we always love attending our church on Easter Sunday. My husband and I give the children gifts for Easter – like a small amount of candy, pretty spring stationery, and a new dress for the girls or a new shirt for the guys. We emphasize that the pretty colors, flowers, etc. represent new life and that our new life came from Jesus–who died so that we could be forgiven from our sins and could not only have a new life here on earth but also an eternal life with God in heaven.


Laura of Raising Soldiers for Christ:

We start with reading Amon’s Adventure: A Family Story for Easter. This is a wonderful book that is perfect for Lent. We also do Resurrection Eggs, which help to reinforce the Easter story for the children. As a family, we also read many books and talk about Easter often. On Easter the kids get baskets from Mom and Dad and we spend the day in church.


Heidi of Our Out of Sync Life:

One of my favorite Easter activities is making resurrection rolls. Placing marshmallows inside crescent rolls is an awesome way to demonstrate the empty tomb.


Katie of KidMinspiration:

We attend Good Friday services. It really helps us to focus on Christ’s love and sacrifice for us.


Danika of Thinking Kids:

My husband and I decided early in our marriage that holidays in our family would be simple and sincere. We usually attend church on Good Friday or hold a special time of family worship to observe Christ’s sacrifice. We discuss the reason Jesus died and go through the Gospel. On Sunday, we celebrate Christ’s resurrection with great joy! We enjoy giving the kids gifts that help them focus on Scripture — usually a good book, a journal or Bible, and a DVD (What’s in the Bible? of course!). For fun, we do throw in a piece of candy or two. Don’t ask me why, but marshmallows taste much better in the shape of a chick!

My-Jesus-JournalIf you’re looking for a unique way to experience the Kingdom of God with your family this Easter, check out My Jesus Journal. The book is a great way for your children to learn and understand who they are in Christ and what it means to be in the Kingdom of God!

 

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Julia Manalo A
Julia Manalo A

beautiful pix--attend church in easter--have church crusades!

Matthew Tunstall
Matthew Tunstall

an empty tomb proves that Jesus is alive! That is why easter choc eggs are empty when we crack it open

Barbara Joseph
Barbara Joseph

Let them know it's resurrection day and then fully explain it. That will open their hearts and minds to what a beautiful day it really is and how good and wonderful our God truly is!

What's in the Bible?
What's in the Bible?

The history of some Easter traditions actually aren't tied to the resurrection of Christ. However, many families still choose to find ways to make them point to Christ for their family. Here is some history on Easter and on the Easter Bunny. Although they may not answer all your specific questions about Easter baskets, we hope they help you as you search for answers. Thanks so much, Candy! :) What is Easter?: http://whatsinthebible.com/what-is-easter/ History of the Easter Bunny: http://whatsinthebible.com/history-of-the-easter-bunny/

Sherri McDowell
Sherri McDowell

Eggs bring new life ie a chick. U can use resurrection eggs to share Jesus death resurrection with kids. Kids find the eggs and there is a story to go with it. Also we make resurrection cookies. The ingredients tell the Biblical story u put the cookies n the oven tape shut ( the grave) turn oven off n the morning go get cookies and they r hollow. (Jesus isn't n the grave he's risen!)

Candy Ricks
Candy Ricks

Ok But I Just Often wondered what an Easter Egg Hunt Had To Do With Jesus ??? And So I asked You !!!! And You din't answer my Question!!!!!

What's in the Bible?
What's in the Bible?

We encourage you to please first read what these families shared about how they focus on Christ during this season. Thanks!

Candy Ricks
Candy Ricks

What does an Easter egg hunt have to do with Our Risen Lord & Savior Jesus Christ????????

Melinda Gallone
Melinda Gallone

We do Passover and The Feast of First Fruits instead! This time has never been so meaningful since we started doing bible things the way the bible says to! So excited!!