14 Christ-Centered Easter Ideas

1. Use The Jesus Storybook Bible to read the Easter story with your family. (This lesson plan for Lent can help guide you.)

Carol Heyer's The Easter Story.
2. Start an Easter book collection. Do you have a collection of Christmas books you bring out and read in the weeks leading up to Christmas? Well, an Easter book collection serves the same purpose; it's a fun way to ready hearts for the upcoming holiday.
It also helps to firmly instill the true meaning of Easter in your children. (Need tips on the best Easter books for kids? Check out Christian Children's Book Review.)

3. Have a Resurrection Scavenger Hunt.

4. Make or buy some Resurrection Eggs for your Easter egg hunt.

5. Or just have one Resurrection Egg (sometimes called a Gospel Egg).

6. Create a beautiful, indoor Resurrection garden to explain to your children what Jesus' empty tomb means - and as a reminder for the adults in your household. (Here's a similar idea, designed for outdoor use.)

7. Make a craft that explains who Jesus is, in his own words.

8. Craft Easter story wreaths.

9. Make pretzels into decorative and yummy cross snacks.

10. Create a simple three crosses craft display.

11. Bake Empty Tomb Cookies.

12. Make these "empty tomb" mini donut desserts. (Here is a super simple version. Here's another.)

13. Make Resurrection Buns for the night before Easter or for Easter dinner. (This simple tradition is one my kids never forget!)

Crown of Thorns Bread, via Catholic Icing.

14. Bake Crown of Thorns bread for Easter dinner.

15. (Bonus idea!) Have an Easter scavenger hunt.

See more ideas, from previous years:

A Week of Easter Activities

Last Minute Easter Ideas that Point to Jesus

Easy, Christ-Center Easter Ideas


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