It’s finally starting to look like spring, which means Easter is right around the corner. How does your family celebrate Easter? Do you have any special traditions or do any fun Easter activities together?
Easter is a time of remembrance but it’s also a time to celebrate the new life we have in Christ. It’s a wonderful time to make family memories as you reflect on the gift of God’s grace.
Here are 8 fun Easter activities that will help your family reflect on the meaning of Easter but also keep the mood light with celebration.
Go to an Easter performance as a family. In our area there is a live performance of Christ’s last week and resurrection called “The Thorn.” It’s a powerful and moving production to witness together.
Check your area to see if there is something similar or something being offered at a local church.
On Good Friday turn the lights off in your home and don’t turn them back on until Easter morning. It’s a beautiful representation of how Jesus defeated sin and darkness. Plus your children will think it’s a lot of fun too.
Build your family’s anticipation with a countdown. This Holy Week Banner countdown from Arrows and Applesauce is adorable.
This scavenger hunt is one of our family’s favorite Easter traditions. It’s easy to put together and walks your family through the moments surrounding Christ’s death and resurrection.
Go on a nature walk together. Point out the new life around you and discuss how we have new life through Jesus.
Make salvation bracelets together, going over the meaning of what each bead stands for.
- pony beads (purple, red, black, white, blue, green, and yellow)
- pipe cleaners (If you have preschool age children pipe cleaners would be easier for them to lace.)
- Simply cut a length of cord that will fit around someone’s wrist comfortably. Be sure to leave extra room to knot it 3 times. It’s always good to start a little long and trim when you are finished.
- Tie a knot about a third way up the cord.
- Begin lacing on each color of bead in order. (purple, black, red, white, blue, green, yellow) Going over what each color represents.
- Tie a knot at the end of the line of beads.
- Tie a knot to secure the bracelet to your wrist.
Surprise Another Family
Bless friends or family with an Easter surprise. As a bonus challenge, try not to get caught.
Here are a few ideas:
- Leave some Easter lilies or other spring flowers on their doorstep with a note from your family or the Scripture reference, Matthew 28:6.
- Set up the Easter Scavenger Hunt in their front yard. Then leave a note and the rules on their front door.
- Bake some treats and leave them an Easter goody basket. Be sure to leave a note letting them know who it is from, so they know it’s safe to eat. If you made salvation bracelets as a family you could include them in the basket too.
I hope you discovered some fun family activities for your family to do together this Easter. It’s my heart to encourage families to spend time together and make memories. If you’re looking for meaningful Easter family traditions be sure to check out my post at Many Seasons of Motherhood.
Melanie is a homeschool mom to 2, living in Alberta, Canada. She is passionate about encouraging homeschool moms who are just like her – unqualified to homeschool, yet called by God to do it. Melanie loves coffee, worship music, and the mountains. You can find resources, printables and more from Melanie at Wildly Anchored, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.