1. Resurrection Garden.
We’ve all seen several Easter Gardens on Pinterest and in magazines. But that can be pretty daunting. Instead, make a little garden in a pie pan on Good Friday (pulling weeds, twigs, and moss from our backyard), then we just watch it wilt on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday morning before the kids get up, you can cover the garden with fresh colorful flowers! It’s an exciting, surprising reminder of Jesus’ new life!
2. Resurrection Books
There are so many fabulous books that show the death and resurrection of Jesus in kid-friendly ways. One book we love isn’t even about the actual crucifixion, but a parable of Jesus’ life, death, and new life. The Parable of the Lily shows a bulb transformed into life after being buried all winter! It would be fun to buy a lily to display in your house to remind you of this miracle!
3. Easter Baskets
There are ways to do Easter baskets a little bit differently. First, let your kids fill up their baskets with rocks. Look at the rocks and discuss how sin makes our hearts hard. Then, cover up the baskets with a big red cloth, and then later on (when the kids least expect it!), they see a third basket labeled ‘”Jesus” with all their rocks inside! And in their baskets? No more rocks–it’s full of gifts that help them grow in God’s Word!
Use this season to let your kids feel and see the real excitement of the resurrection! He has risen!