There are many ways we can create a more Christ-centered Easter, none of which means take away the bunny, the candy and the baskets! Easter is about the Savior, the Resurrection and a time to consider where we are at in our relationship with Jesus Christ.There will always be room to improve there. Here are some fun ways to help our families strengthen their testimonies of Jesus Christ and become closer as families.Enjoy!
Daily Christ-centered Easter activities (start BEFORE Easter!)
Just like with anything, if I am prepared, I get more out of an something. If I read my Sunday School Lesson, I can participate more fully and get more out of it. If I study each day for a class, I learn more AND do better on the test! If we are prepared and can prepare our families, Easter can be a testimony building holiday as well as amazing family time together.
I did a similar activity years ago with our family and the Young Women I worked with. It was so good to help us all focus on the Savior that year. This one is a little different than the one I did but I think easier to do with kids of all ages. Amanda, from Jedi Craft has done an amazing job setting this up complete with quotes to read, videos to watch. It will be a rich experience for your family! This one is from 2017 but the same principles apply.She focuses on “Choosing Jesus” in every situation. I love that, and if our hearts are prepared and we know Him-not just know about Him, He will be easier to choose!
Holly, from Bits of Everything had a guest post from her friend who has this as an Easter Tradition. These ideas are great to use for scripture study the week before Easter or a morning devotional before school. Depending on how many family members and the ages of your kids, you could even assign out one person for each day. That way they “get” the prep time and in doing so-receive more from the message!
We have also done similar activities to this one with plastic Easter Eggs. Anything that can help your family see outside themselves is a win for me!
What a fun way to bring Christ into other homes as well! This would be a great activity for your kids and their friends to do as well as a fun family activity!
Family Home Evenings Centered in Christ and The Resurrection
For the month leading up to Easter, have a different child prepare a Family Home Evening centered on Christ. Here are some great ideas to help them get creative!
The Empty Tomb of Easter
Aids To Easter/Christ Focused Scripture Study
The Life of Christ- a 45 Day Scripture Study
I LOVE a focused scripture study! This is awesome and has a PDF printable page that you can keep in your scriptures! This will totally help you to keep your focus on Christ leading up to Easter!
I have said this in previous posts, but this activity as a family changed our lives. It is well worth the effort to have your family know this latter-day scripture word for word. She has some great ideas in here that will help all ages to memorize it!
If you are not familiar with The Red Headed Hostess-I suggest you become familiar with her. She has amazing helps with lessons, study guides, journaling! This is a powerful study of the final hours of Christ’s life. Well worth any cost and time!
Help with studying scriptures
If you know me, you know I LOVE quotes! Here are some of my favorites, some of which are printable! Tape them to the fridge, put them in a frame on the table. Just have them around to keep the focus on Him. Enjoy!
Christ Centered Crafts and Activities
This site(We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ) has so many great ideas to help your kids grasp the meaning of Easter. She has fun food ideas, crafts, experiments. It is a great way to explore Easter with kids!
Easter Books Centered on Christ
Some of My Favorite Easter Things:
I bought these to use for my “Resurrection Eggs” and also for “egging” people. The white is so representative of the Savior. I love them!
How cool would this be to incorporate in a Family Home Evening about the Light of Christ or sharing His light as we learn of Him!