Colorful eggs. Tons of fabulous candy. And a giant bunny.
A cross. Palm branches. And an empty tomb.
As a child holidays can be quite confusing. As a mom it can be difficult to know how to teach your children about Easter. Below are some ideas to help your kids understand what Easter is all about.
- Resurrection rolls are a fun, tasty, educational, and relatively quick Easter breakfast recipe. My children love making them. One note to this recipe, I buy the large sized crescent rolls to keep the marshmallow inside the roll better.
- Resurrection Cookies. This recipe begins the Saturday night before Easter. So plan ahead a bit. Buy any ingredients you need. I love how we leave these cookies in the oven overnight. They are tasty and a great object lesson about what Jesus did on the cross.
- Resurrection Eggs. I love having objects to tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Here is a printable and directions for making your own resurrection eggs.
- Easter movies. For much older children the movie The Passion of the Christ which is rated R gives a detailed and realistic view of Jesus on the cross. There are also other wonderful movies for younger children. My kids love Veggie Tales An Easter Carol. There is also the Jesus Film and The Jesus Movie (animated). Plus many similar movies that help teach our kids about Jesus.
- Resurrection Gardens. I made one slightly different. I had no grass seed. So instead I bought floral foam and moss. It stays green all year. Here is the picture of the one I made with my kids.
- The History Channel’s miniseries The Bible is another way to talk about Jesus and the Bible.
- Role play the story of the passion or ask your older children to think about how Jesus felt and what the other people involved felt or did.
- Read the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection from the gospels. Talk about the similarities and differences of each account.
- Spend time singing praises to Jesus for what He did on the cross. Explain any words your children may not understand.
What traditions or activities do you do to celebrate Easter? Let us know.
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