WFMW: Ten Fun Ways to Keep Easter About Jesus

 

Easter is about Jesus (It’s also in 25 days!)

eas·ter/ˈēstər/ meaning “the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ.”

It is a day to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.

I’m not against fun or chocolate covered eggs, I just like meaningful things to remain, well, meaningful. I want my family to celebrate Him. Sure, we can add in the fun, but I don’t want the fun to be all there is.

Call me a radical zealot.

Thank you.

Here are ten ways to keep Easter About Jesus and have fun:

  1. Read The Parable of the Lily and plant (or force) a lily bulb
  2. Create this easy, beautiful watercolor Cross Art
  3. Plant an Easter Garden
  4. Dye/hunt eggs. Share the reasons behind the traditions
  5. Make Resurrection Eggs. Read Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs
    along with it.
  6. Bake Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday
  7. Fill Easter baskets with something meaningful (a new Bible, a cross necklace, eggs with Scripture)
  8. Make Resurrection Rolls for Easter morning breakfast
  9. Share your Easter meal with someone who might spend it alone or take a basket to a child in a hospital
  10. Have a family devotion together and talk about the meaning of Easter (this is a good one)

I think Easter is fun when it’s celebrated for all the right reasons!

And that works for me!

What would you add?

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Love these ideas! I’ve made hot cross buns the past two years for Good Friday. Such a good reminder and a good way to tell the story. Thank you for sharing. I’ll be keeping these in mind for this year.

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    SO excited about hot cross buns…even though every time I see them, I think how weird it is that we are decorating breakfast with an instrument of torture. But I mean, it’s an instrument of torture we need to remember every day, so bring on the frosting.
    I made my kiddo a meaningful Easter story sensory box and wrote many of the same sentiments you share here about your feelings on Easter with a fam. You should check it out for your littles!
    http://www.morefunmom.com/2013/02/easter-story-sensory-box.html

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    I love this! Thanks so much for sharing. Easter is the best — new year’s for your soul, with much better candy than Halloween! I love love love it. Sometimes I try to remember what it would have been like that first Saturday, unsure, still — hopeful, but devastated, sitting shiva in mourning with Jesus’ followers. How beautiful that first Easter must have been.
    xo,
    Kim

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    says

    This is a great article! I’ll be doing some of this with my two kids. They are young and I really want to emphasize it’s about Jesus. Thanks for hosting the link-up as well. I shared a Chocolate Beet Cookie recipe.

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    On Sunday our Church wants us to bring as many friends as we can get to come to celebrate Jesus. It’s a good time to do some missionary work. Our kids get involved by inviting thier friends to primary. We usually have a devotional on the true meaning of Easter as a family as well. We also sit down together as a family for a nice Easter dinner. -Steph-

  6. 12

    Melissa says

    I teach 3 year old preschool and we made the Easter garden last year and plan on doing it again this year. They really enjoyed it and weave the crosses out of Popsicle sticks. It gives them a visual of the empty tomb!

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    This is a great list! When my kids were younger, we did a lot of these same things. This year, we are reading through Amon’s Adventure.

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