I love a good celebration and Easter is actually my favorite. As I shared with the girls this morning, this list is simply a suggestion list. It isn't meant to put pressure or stress on you! There have been some years that we do most or all of these things and there have been other years where we may have only done one. The important thing to remember is that you are talking with your kids about the Gospel ... not that you did it in a super crafty, creative way, but that you are engaging your kids with the Gospel!
-Hot Cross Buns: These are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in Europe. When we lived in Houston, I purchased them at a local bakery and I have heard that some Wal-Mart stores carry them.
-Resurrection Rolls: A simple breakfast with a not so simple message! Enjoy these resurrection rolls on Easter morning or any time during Holy Week. All you need are crescent rolls, butter, marshmallows, cinnamon, and sugar!
-Easter Egg Hunt: Type up scripture to hide in the eggs with the candy and have one golden empty egg. At the end of the egg hunt we talk about why the egg is empty.
-You’ve been Egged: We have done this several years with friends and the boys have thought it was so fun! Print out the egg in the link below, fill 11 eggs with candy and leave on egg empty. Travel to a friend or neighbors house and "egg" their house!
-Jesus Story Book Bible: We love the Jesus Story Book Bible at our house and you can find most of the Jesus Story Book Bible animated on YouTube! We love to watch these during Easter Week!
-Decorations: I am always surprised at what I can find when I really look! I was excited to have these placemats this year in my shop and in my home! I have also found several "He is Risen" decorations at Target and Walmart. And of course Hobby Lobby always comes through! If you don't want to spend a lot, search Pinterest for different free printable banners.