Easter is all about the Resurrection, and this was our family’s focus during the weeks leading up to Easter. We kept things pretty simple, but tried to be intentional about focusing our attention to the resurrection.
Easter is only a few weeks away. Here are a few fun ways you can focus your children’s attention to the Resurrection. We have enjoyed these over the years. As you work on these together, take some time to ask your children about Easter. What do they think it means? Talk about the significance of the empty tomb you are making. Do they know what ‘resurrection’ means? It’s a great opportunity to discuss and ask questions together.
A dear friend of mine shared this with me. She plants a resurrection garden each year as a visual reminder that:
“Living, He loved me/Dying, He saved me/Buried, He carried my sins far away/Rising, He justified freely forever/One day He’s coming, O glorious day!”
What a great tradition! She uses wheat grass which grows quickly. The “tomb” is a clay flower pot turned on it’s side. Plant your wheat grass in mounded up dirt or potting soil. Spread rocks around the entrance to the”tomb”. Use a large rock for the stone that was rolled away on Resurrection Day. Place three crosses made from sticks at the back of the display.
I want to do this and use it as the centerpiece for the Easter season.
Thanks for sharing, Debbie!
Here’s a new twist on the Resurrection Cookie idea for Easter. Both are recipes you can do with your kids/grand kids in order for them to understand the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Continue reading Resurrection Rolls
We do this ever year at Easter to help the kids visualize the Empty Tomb. We place it on our hutch when complete to remind us of the true meaning of Easter
My daughter gave me a heads-up about this Easter Cookie Recipe that she saw at the Women Living Well blog. Each ingredient has a special symbolic meaning, appropriate for Easter time. The cookies are hollow inside- which, of course, represent the empty tomb!
Check them out!