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Quick Ideas for a Christ-Centered Easter

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As a child, I remember waking up on Easter Sunday with excitement because somewhere hidden in the house was a basket filled with candy just for me!  Now, even as an adult, I get excited that my favorite candy is once again on the shelves for a short time.  While chocolate and games are fun and exciting, Easter has a more significant meaning.  It is the season when we celebrate that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again three days later.  The Resurrection changes everything, and we are made new through Him! 

With Easter approaching, here are some quick and easy ways to make your family celebrations Christ-centered to share the truth, hope, and joy we find in Him. 

  • This week take time to read the story of the Resurrection together as a family.  Encourage your kids to ask questions, act the story out or memorize a verse.
  • Start a new tradition of adding an Easter book or Bible to your kids’ basket!  Children’s Bibles, books and worship music are a great way to talk about Easter with your kids, and there are many great resources out there. Being intentional with what you put into the basket will help your kids focus on the real meaning of Easter. 
  • If you are looking for crafts or other activities to do with your kids, check out our Pinterest Easter board for ideas and resources. https://www.pinterest.com/cogkidsministry/easter-activities/

This week, while you are decorating Easter eggs or going on a hunt, take every opportunity to share the good news of Easter and point your family back to Christ.  Let’s make this Easter about Him and the life we have because of the Resurrection.