With Ben almost four, I have enjoyed reading him Easter books and enjoying all sorts of Easter themed activities this year. Now though as we enter the week before Easter, I want to make sure that we spend extra time focusing on Christ and the Christian meaning of Easter. While searching for ideas for us, I came across these fifteen ideas for celebrating Christ at Easter with children. I thought that you would enjoy them too!
- Make a Grace Garden (via A Holy Experience)
- Bake Resurrection Cookies (via Toddler Activities at Home)
- Color, cut, and put back together an Easter puzzle (free printable via Christian Preschool Printables)
- Have a special symbolic celebration each day with this wonderful list of ideas from Focus on the Family (via The Thriving Family) Some of my favorite ideas include: baking bread to symbolize Christ and then giving it in an Easter basket to someone in need and making an Easter picture tree.
- Make “Resurrection Rolls” (via Women Living Well Ministries)
- Read one of these classic short stories (via Apples 4 Teachers)
- Put together Resurrection eggs – plastic eggs that contain symbolic items to represent parts of the Easter story (via Creative Bible Story)
- Bake a Resurrection cake using a bundt pan (via Amy’s Free Ideas)
- Create and let your children play with a felt Easter banner with removable pieces (via Heart FELT Truths)
- Print out small copies of these “He Lives” Butterfly printables (via Stay-at-Home Artist). Have your children write out how the Resurrection has changed the world on them and display.
- Sing an Easter hymn together each night before bed (our favorite: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today)
- Read some Easter themed books or just simply read the Easter story from the Bible
- Take your children on an Easter walk. Talk about how the new life of spring points to the Resurrection. Look for nature that reminds you of Christ (for example: a tree – the cross, a rock – the tomb).
- Place a plastic bag of symbolic objects in your child’s Easter basket that will point to Christ (via A Mom’s Love)
- Take your children to any special Easter services that you are able to. Get up a little early on Easter morning to make time to have a family breakfast where you can talk about Christ before church.
How does your family celebrate Christ at Easter with your children?
This post is linked to: Tuesday Tots