It's Easter Week!
We all know about traditional Easter activities like having an Easter egg hunt, but there are so many other creative Easter activities out there for families! And the best part is that they are focused on teaching our children the reason why we celebrate Easter - to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Here are five great kid-friendly activities you can do this Easter season!
If your kids love hands-on activities, this is a fun way for them to create and learn the Easter story as they go! All you need is a large, tray dish clay pot, a small clay flower pot, potting soil, smaller rocks, quick start grass seed, a larger rock, some sticks, and twine. Check out the link for a step-by-step tutorial!
This craft is for the whole family to do together! As each child and member of your family puts their unique fingerprint on the cross, let it be a representation that Christ died for each one of you. Materials required are: a white piece of paper with a cross (see link for template) and some finger paint or stamp pads. When you're finished, hang it on the fridge as a daily reminder of what Christ did for you!
Why are these rolls called "resurrection rolls" you might ask? Well when you bake them, the center (which was once filled) is now empty! This becomes a visual demonstration of the empty tomb that was found that first Easter morning. You can even wrap the marshmallows up in the dough to show how Jesus was put away in a tomb. (Yes, Jesus is a marshmallow in this analogy.) Once they are done baking, it is so fun to be able to open up the roll, peek inside, and find no more marshmallow. Your kids will love it! Check out the recipe in the link above!
The Jelly Bean Prayer tells us what each color jelly bean represents in a fun way! This is a great activity to work on with the kids to teach them the meaning of Easter as well as to learn colors! Here are what each color means:
"Red is for the blood He gave. Green is for the grass He made. Yellow is for the sun so bright. Orange is for the edge of night. Black is for the sins we made. White is for the grace He gave. Purple is for His hour of sorrow. Pink is for our new tomorrow."
There is even a worksheet attached to go with this activity, too! Click on the link to learn more!
These numbered eggs have symbols of the story of Easter in each one. This is an engaging and meaningful activity to teach even your youngest children the story of Jesus' resurrection in an easily understandable way! You can make your own, or you can buy a kit on Amazon here!
Whatever you decide to do with your family this year, always remember that Jesus' sacrifice is good for all time, and the power of His blood shed on the cross covers all. Let us never take for granted what Christ did for us. I pray you have a fulfilling, fun, and peaceful Easter with your family!
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