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Easter Ideas Kids Edition 

Hey families! Are you trying to find ways to reinforce what Easter’s really about with your kids? Here’s some suggestions to make the holiday more meaningful:

Just before your Egg Hunt, sit together and go through a set of Resurrection Eggs. You could make your own (click here for instructions), 

 
If you prefer to purchase some prepaid Resurrection Eggs you can find some like these on amazon that are ready to go!
 
If you pack their Easter baskets full of goodies, try adding in an Easter book, like The Berenstain Bears and the Story of Easter by Jan & Mike Berenstain. 
 
Something super easy is to take crayons and draw Christian symbols on the eggs you dye, and talk with your kids about what they mean! Suggestions include a cross, a butterfly (resurrection), a lamb (Jesus was the Passover lamb, sacrificed for our sins), and the outline of a fish (I will make you fishers of men, He said!).

If you want to make some keepsake art, take a canvas, put some painter’s tape on it in the shape of a cross, and let your kids messy paint all over it. After it’s dried, pull up the paint, and ta-da!

You’re not going to have time to do everything every year. So if nothing else comes together, reading the Easter story from a Children’s Bible is always a great way to go!

 

You could put out yard decorations like these little flags that proclaim the good news!

You could spend some family time making Hot Cross Buns which are a traditional way to focus on the meaning of Easter. The icing in the shape of a cross reminds kids of Jesus’ love, and the hole on the inside can become a conversation piece about the empty tomb. Click here for a good recipe.
 
 

You can also find Easter themed candy, like this one here.

The Easter bunny might also choose to leave a note in the Easter basket, too, explaining the meaning of Easter.

Are you the parent of an older student in Jr. or Sr. High? Here are some additional ideas to incorporate the real meaning of Easter with them this year!
If you pack their Easter baskets full of goodies, try adding a teen devotional, like this one, with both guys and girls editions.
 

 

If your students are ready to take it up a notch, each one of you make a commitment to share what Easter means to you with someone who may or may not have a relationship with the Lord. An easier step is to say “God bless!” to cashiers, or write it on waitress’ receipts.
 

You’re not going to have time to do everything every year. So if nothing else comes together, reading the Easter story (John 19:1-John 20:23) is always a great way to go!