I love Easter! I love remembering Christ’s resurrection and what that means for me everyday. It is a beautiful time to celebrate new life and new beginnings. Although I love Easter I have actually never really been a huge fan of the Easter bunny and the materialism that comes with Easter. The whole idea of a giant rabbit giving my kids presents just has never really resonated with me. Because of this we are constantly looking for new ways to help our kids focus less on a rabbit and more on Christ. We have tried a few different things in the past and nothing has really seemed to feel right to me. I came up with a new idea this year that I am really looking forward to implementing with my kids. Hopefully it can become our new Easter tradition!
I found 7 scriptures from the Bible that discussed the different events that led up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I typed these scriptures up, printed them out and cut them into strips.
I then numbered 7 Easter eggs and put the corresponding scripture in the right number of egg. Starting on the Monday before Easter I will let my kids open up an egg each day and we will read the scripture that goes with it and talk about what was happening in that scripture. On Sunday we will read about Christ appearing again and talk about what that means and how it blesses our lives each day.
I’m really excited for this activity. I’m hoping it will help us keep our focus in the right place, yet also be a little fun for the kids as they open a new egg each day.
What traditions do you have for Easter? Comment below with the ways you try to remember Christ during the Easter season?
For a fun Easter Egg Craft idea see this post: Easter Egg Sun Catcher.