Tired of the same old traditions during Easter that are all about candy or a bunny and nothing about Christ? These various ways to have a meaningful Easter celebration with your family will be your introduction to a more purposeful and Christ-centered focus to your holiday.
Honestly, I see nothing wrong with giving your kids Easter baskets, having an Easter egg hunt, or buying hollowed-out chocolate bunnies.
However, having all that without the truth about Easter is doing your family a severe disservice. It is actually missing an excellent opportunity to learn the true meaning of the holiday.
The power and holiness that comes as the foundation of the Easter holiday is a discovery that can be pivotal to your family’s relationship with God.
Don’t be ashamed about not focusing on this in the past. Condemnation won’t do anything for you.
Just look to Christ and look forward to the emphasis you will put on further Easter holidays to glorify and make known the good news of the Scriptures.
Luke 23 through 24 is the Easter story to share with our families; the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior.
If you are a Christian, explaining the narrative of Easter in its true context and meaning is unavoidable. We must speak about the betrayal, the crucifixion, the death, the burial, the resurrection, and rebirth.
Teaching one without the other is not telling the full story of Easter. It isn’t easy, but you can balance the betrayal and death with hope unimaginable.
The best thing to do with your kids is to read the full texts that depict the start of Easter and provide various activities for them to understand its meaning.
As you read these chapters with your family, keep in mind the importance of Easter’s purpose and keep it Christ-focused . . . and why not throw in some fun and engaging activities to help them remember the concepts which make Easter so important to our Christian walk.
Explore these ways to have a meaningful Easter celebration with your family:
Make meaningful Easter baskets:
Christ-Centered Easter Basket Idea – Jesus Blessing Basket | Tales of Beauty for Ashes
7 Ideas for a Resurrection-Focused Easter Basket | The Humbled Homemaker
Celebrate with foods related to the Passover and resurrection:
The Best Passover Recipes & Fun Seder Ideas | Princess Pinky Girl
Kid-Friendly Passover Recipes | BabyCenter
Resurrection Rolls (With Video) | Sugar Spice and Glitter
Try some of these Passover activities:
8 Great Passover Activities For Young Children | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Passover, Crafts for Kids, and Tips for a Virtual Seder | Living on the Cheap
Activities for Kids on Passover | Homeschooling My Kinetic Kids
Discuss the life of service with Christ via the act of washing feet:
How A Family Foot Washing Ceremony Can Be a Highlight of Your Easter (+ Easter FREE Reading Plan) | Little Shoots Deep Roots
Make a resurrection garden:
Mini Easter Garden: An Easy & Meaningful Tradition | Proverbial Homemaker
Build a LEGO Resurrection Garden | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Easter Craft – Resurrection Garden | Hymns & Verses
Have an Easter countdown with the Names of Christ:
Easter Countdown: Names of Jesus | Not Consumed
Set aside a day close to Easter and have a special dinner to discuss the Last Supper.
How To Have a Family Last Supper During Easter Week | So Festive
The BEST Traditional Easter Dinner Ideas | Favorite Family Recipes
Watch videos that depict the true meaning for the Easter “holy” day:
The Real Meaning of Easter | Douglas Talks
Easter Story (Jesus’ Sacrifice) | Saddleback Kids
He Is Risen: Easter Bible Story for Kids | Sharefaith Kids
The Story of Easter | The Beginners Bible
Easter Story | Shift Worship
Here are some free Easter printables to help share the true meaning with your little ones:
Easter FREE Printables For Kids | Not Consumed
FREE Printable Bible Verse for Easter – He Has Risen and Redeemer Lives | Finding Time to Fly
FREE Easter Printable Finger Puzzle | Courageous Christin Father
Easter Coloring FREE Bookmarks with Bible Verses | Delightful Paths
FREE Easter Coloring Pages | Mary Martha Mama
Check out these Christ-centered Easter traditions and activities for your families:
Meaningful Christ-Centered Easter Traditions and Activities | Aunty Bears Blog
Resurrection Of Jesus: FREE Easter Activities For Kids | Money Wise Steward
FREE Printable Christ-Centered Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt | Feels Like Home
Easter Crafts for Sunday School: Resurrection Eggs | My Mommy World
Mosaic Cross Craft for Easter | Meaningful Mama
As a Christian, can you imagine trying to find the meaning of Easter without Christ? It is easy to get caught up in the commercialized aspects of the season. However fun, it is ever more crucial to tell your kids the true meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
So, of course, by all means, have your little girls wear pretty pastel dresses and keep up that Easter egg hunt. BUT be intentional about the most serious information that we could ignore should we choose to not tell them the truth about the Easter holiday.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!