|Cellophane cross on front door|
Just like Christmas, my husband and I wanted to be intentional about sharing the true meaning of Easter, and continuing God's love story. We wanted our kids to know the story of the servant King who died for them. We wanted our kids to know the story of the cross...and the joyous day of the resurrection. We wanted them to know about the hope of new life in Christ...and grace, grace, grace.
Our favorite meaningful Easter activities:
|Fill eggs with visual symbols of story|
Perfume beads- Mary anointing Jesus with perfume
It's okay to fill some eggs with candy too! After my kids have hunted their eggs, we sit down and talk about what is inside the eggs (while eating a few treats of course)! I usually do this after we have had a chance to read most of the Easter story.
|Washing each others feet|
- Read Easter books, and watch Easter DVD's!
The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs
- Easter church service. Whether it is at church, on the road travelling, or at home...we have loved celebrating Jesus' triumph over the grave on Easter morning! Why not greet each other with, "He is risen! Alleluia! He is risen indeed!" How about an Easter sunrise service? Picnic breakfast?! We still have not been able to make that happen...but we have always made a big deal that Christ arose!
|He died for you!|