I have often wondered why Christmas gets more attention than Easter. After all, isn’t the death & RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ as important as His birth?
1 Corinthians 15:2-42 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
The only thing “exciting” to me as a child when it came to Easter was getting a new Easter dress for church and eating a yummy ham dinner. I guess that wasn’t so bad, but I want to celebrate it for longer and with more meaning.
I don’t mean by joining in on the commercialism of marshmallow chickens, chocolate bunnies, and candy-filled eggs.
Our Favorite Easter Books & Resources For Children
Easter Resurrection Story StonesAmon’s Adventure: A Family Story for EasterGod Gave Us EasterThe Easter StoryThe Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story: Stickers Included! (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)Walk With Y’Shua Through the Jewish Year
Keeping Christ in Easter & Celebrating Resurrection Day
- Talk about why you celebrate Easter / Resurrection Day with your kids.
- Do Resurrection Day/Easter activities (focused on the true meaning of holiday).
- Read the “Resurrection Day Story” from the Holy Bible as well as children story books (once again, only stories that portray the true meaning of Easter).
- Decorate for Holy Week, Resurrection Day/Easter.
- Give your children special gifts that can in some way represent the true meaning of Easter and honor the Greatest Gift of all.
- Celebrate Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, AND Resurrection Day!
I know it can be difficult to change your family traditions, but perhaps you should consider it. What matters most is that our heart is in tune with God’s Word. I just ask that you search your heart and study the scriptures with a prayer that God would show you what HE would like for your Easter celebrations to encompass.
Every Christmas, we are reminded to keep “Christ in Christmas”. What about keeping Christ in Easter? It is true that the words don’t flow quite as smoothly, but the message is just as important!
Starting with Palm Sunday, the entire week before Easter Sunday could be filled with fun activities, with homeschool centered around Christ, His death, and Resurrection!
What do you do for Easter with your children to make it special while celebrating the true meaning?
Christ-centered Holy Week & Easter Activities for Children For Resurrection Day!
What do you do to keep Christ in Easter?