10 Awesome Ways to Teach Kids the True Meaning of Easter

The Easter bunny and colored eggs are fun, but really… don’t we want to teach our kids that Easter is about something more?

As Christians, we know that Easter is really about the life-changing, amazing power of the resurrection story. It’s about the miraculous story of Jesus’ death on a cross so that He could be a sacrifice for our sins!

If that message has transformed your life the way it has transformed mine, don’t you want to communicate that truth at Easter to your kids?

Me too!

I want my kids to know that Easter is about MORE than just the Easter bunny.

I want them to see Easter as a reminder that they are forgiven, no matter what they’ve done.

I want them to realize that Easter is a wonderful opportunity to discover hope and rebirth.

But how does this happen, especially as kids get older? And how can we teach this message where there are kids of all ages in a family?

And most of all, how can we make this simple, practical and something that can fit into our already busy schedules? 

I understand! I have 4 kids in my family–ages 14, 12, 9 and 5–and they each need to hear about Easter in different ways. And yet, since we’re a busy family, we also need practical ways to share about Easter in only a few minutes a day.

I’m guessing your family is in a similar situation?

That’s why I’m so excited to share with you 9 relevant and fun ways to share about the TRUE Easter story with your kids.

Several (but not all) of these activities are part of the Christ-Centered Easter Family Resources.

I created this collection of fun Easter activities and Bible studies because there are SO FEW quality ways to teach kids about Jesus’ resurrection, and families like ours need these practical tools!

I wanted to create resources that EVERY family could do–no matter how old their kids were, or how busy their lives were.

And I also wanted to create a variety of resources since every child is made differently and may connect with the Easter story in a different way!

 

 

You don’t have to do all of these (unless you want to!). Just pick a few that your kids would really love!

Let’s take a look at a few of them in action.

#1 Make a Resurrection Tree

Have you ever created a “Jesse Tree” at Christmas time? This is a similar concept, except it’s for Easter!

First, families gather a bunch of branches with a few leaves on them and place them in a vase with water.

Each day kids hang a small card (with a special word about Easter) on the tree. Then parents look up a corresponding Bible verse about the word and talk to their kids about it.

I created this activity because everyday discussion is a national way to share deeper about biblical truths about Easter. And yet, it’s so easy for us parents to be overwhelmed by what to share or how to share it in meaningful ways. This activity makes it easy and do-able!

The “Resurrection Tree” Activity in the Easter Family Resources  includes 12 cards (each with a different word to hang on the tree), plus a list of Bible verses and a script of how to have a discussion with kids about these words/verses.

It’s really easy, and families love this bite-sized way to learn about authentic Easter hope.

 

 

 


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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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