There was a time when I thought community Easter Egg hunts were the best thing about Easter for little kids. What could be better than an entire field of colored eggs--ripe for the picking? Well, my opinion changed right after they rang the bell to start the first hunt.
The smiling, excited children quickly transformed into one of two things: Crazed bullies elbowing smaller children out of the way, or tear-streaked, runny nosed wrecks with nearly empty baskets. Now where is the fun in that? I decided it was time to create some new -- meaningful Easter traditions for my family.
Last year, my friend Nancy created a fantastic printable for the ladies at church. She titled it: A Daily Walk with Jesus. She created a plan to teach children all about the last week of Jesus Christ's life. She even included different ideas for toddlers, young kids and teens! Guess what? She said I could share it with you!
I spruced it up a little bit by adding links to each of the scripture passages, videos and images she referenced. I hope you like it! If you click the download image below, the pdf image will open in a new web page so that you can print or save it to your computer. (The Easter Story Resurrection Eggs activity I shared earlier this week, came from this printable.)
This year, I'd like to add even more new traditions. My favorite place for Easter ideas is the Friend magazine. Check out the ideas I've found so far!
Meaningful Easter Activities
Easter Lily Bouquet and Bird Nest Snacks -- Easter Lily craft and recipe for a snack that looks like a bird's nest
Seven Days Till Easter -- Activities to learn something new about Jesus' life every day for the week before Easter
Bunny Buns -- Recipe and directions for bunny-shaped rolls
Picturing Easter -- An Easter countdown puzzle
Make Your Own Easter Kite -- A traditional Bermuda Easter activity
Loving Scripture Sheep and Honeycomb Candy -- Make a sheep craft and honeycomb candy recipe
Easter Footsteps -- Follow the footsteps to find out what Jesus did during the last week of his life
Easter Kitchen Crafts -- A collection of recipes and crafts for Easter
I'd love to hear if you try any of these activities! Lu really wants to make the sheep craft, and I'd love to figure out how to make the Bunny Buns gluten free!
Be sure to follow my Easter and Spring Ideas Pinterest Board for more great ideas!
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