As a Christian, Easter is our most important holiday. Without Easter, we have nothing. It is the only thing that makes our “religion” different from other religions. We have a God who left heaven;, lived a perfect, sinless life; died for the sins of all mankind; rose from the dead; and lives in Heaven interceding to His Father for those who put their trust and faith in Him.
Every year, we do many of the fun Easter activities such as dyeing eggs, having Easter baskets and candy, and Easter egg hunts.
Here you can see some of our fun Easter activities from years in the past:
- Cupcake Bunny Cake
- DIY Easter Tissue Paper Suncatchers
- Eggshell and Tissue Paper Easter Crafts
- Spring/Easter Minute to Win It Games
- DIY Easter Baskets out of Strawberry Containers
Even though we do all these fun activities, we like to keep the focus on the real meaning of Easter. We go to church every Sunday, but Easter Sunday is prepared for many weeks in advance by sharing with our friends and neighbors any special activities that are going on at our church and for preparing for any cantatas or other events in our church. We also like to do use these Resurrection Eggs for family devotions.
As with the cross crafts above, I like to do real “Easter” crafts with the kids. Here is one I did this past Sunday with my son and daughter in their Sunday School crafts.
Here’s how we made this craft:
- I made green play-doh for the children on Saturday. A double batch was enough for 4 kids, but I gave them quite a bit of play-doh.
- The first thing we did in Sunday school was make the crosses. I brought my hot glue gun as we didn’t have a lot of time, but the crosses could be made with glue. For the middle cross, we used a jumbo craft stick and then a regular craft stick (popsicle stick). For the crosses on either side, we used regular craft sticks.
- Next we finished the middle cross. I had already cut out foam circles. On the circle, the kids put a heart sticker. Above the heart sticker they wrote the word “Jesus.” Under the heart they wrote their name. I attached the circle with my hot glue gun, but you could just use Elmer’s glue or craft glue.
- They then had fun shaping their Play-Doh and sticking their crosses into the Play-Doh.
As we did the craft, we talked about how Jesus loved us so much that He died for us. That He loves us individually — He would have died even if it was just for one person. We also talked about how we should want to now live for Him because of what He has done for us. All 3 of the children have professed to believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior, otherwise, we would have discussed even more the meaning of salvation and what Christ did for us on the cross. I find that in doing these simple fun crafts, it is easy to share with children what is truly important and that they will listen readily.
What are some ways you celebrate the true meaning of Easter?
Next week, I’ll share more crafts you can do for Easter that will remind your kids of the real meaning of Easter and share many of your posts that I loved that were written about Easter!
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