Try these Christian Easter activities with your family this Spring!
Easter has become the new Christmas in the commercialized society that we live in. The eternally significant meaning of the holiday has been tucked away behind the bunny & the eggs (bunnies don’t even lay eggs, y’all) for far too long.
There is nothing wrong with Easter egg hunts and having some fun…we participate in that stuff too, but families have gotten so caught up in the “fun & magic” that they leave out the Truth & Light. As for me and my house, we will remember the sacrifice that Christ made and the events that led up to that Sacrifice before we open any sugar-filled eggs. There are 6 Christian Easter Activities (one per day) that I really love to use with my kids to help them visualize the pre-Resurrection timeline… I hope your family can enjoy them as well!
6 Days of Christian Easter Activities
Use these Easter Activities to teach your children about the events leading up to Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Christ-Centered Easter Activities for Families
Day 1: Anointing of Jesus at Bethany
- Read- Mark 14:3-9
- Activity- Mix & dilute your favorite essential oils in a small jar. Place some wooden skewers in the jar to diffuse the scent into your room. You can decorate your jar as well.
- Discuss- the significance of the woman using an expensive oil on Jesus.
Day 2: Palm Sunday/Triumphant Entry
- Read- Mark 11:1-10
- Activity- Clean out a few (at least 3) tin cans. Write messages like “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” and “Hosanna” on the cans. Poke a hole in the bottom center of each can and put a ribbon or string through each hole. You will need to tie a knot or place a washer at the end of the string on the inside of the can so it doesn’t fall out. Tie the strings together to make a wind chime.
- Discuss- the loud sounds made by the crowd as Jesus made his Triumphant Entry into the city.
Day 3: Jesus washed the feet of His disciples
- Read- Luke 22:24-30
- Activity- Wash your children’s feet.
- Discuss- the significance of a master washing the feet of his servants in Jesus’ time.
Day 4: Last Supper/Passover Meal
- Read- Matthew 26:17-30
- Activity- Make a Messianic seder meal complete with homemade Matzah bread.
- Discuss- the significance of each part of the meal (especially the bread & cup).
Day 5: Good Friday
- Read- Mark 15:17-20
- Activity- Tape purple ribbon in the shape of a cross to your window or paint a purple cross.
- Discuss- the significance of the color purple & the mocking of Jesus during the Cruxifixction.
Day 6: Resurrection Day!
- Read- Matthew 28:1-8
- Activity- Make Resurrection Rolls! I used this recipe and it worked great!
- Discuss- the significance of the Resurrection & the empty tomb.
All of these Christian Easter Activities seemed to resonate with my children. They were able to understand more clearly what Easter means to us through these 6 days. I hope that you and your children enjoy celebrating with these activities as much as we did!
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