71

Celebrate Easter! Ideas for Families

Hello everyone! 

Easter is coming up and (again) we are not able to gather in person to celebrate it. I don’t know how you feel about it, maybe you are tired, worried, maybe you have adapted to the situation, maybe you cannot stand being constantly reminded of what is happening to this world at the moment. If you are anything like me then you are probably feeling a mix of constantly changing emotions. And now there is Easter as well… How do you feel about that? Have you made and changed your plans for celebrating this year? Are you frustrated, excited or just not thinking about it at all? 

Whatever you feel, maybe I can use this format to come alongside you and your family to share some thoughts and practical ideas to celebrate this year’s Easter.

The “Why”

While Jesus’ life, death and resurrection are always timely, there is something about our current circumstances that has made it especially important to me. Being confronted with isolation, suffering and uncertainty more than I was used to, I have found that the message of triumph, of reconciliation with God and of the never-changing hope we have in Jesus has grown more precious to me. This upcoming celebration shouts “Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting?” (1.Corinthians 15:54-55)

The hope of the gospel, the good news of Jesus, is something that is true for you, for me and for every member of your family, including the kids. 

I hope that the following ideas can help enrich and add to your family Easter. 

The “How”

Here are some practical ideas to celebrate Easter together.

  1. On Good Friday our church will take communion together. This might be a good option to talk about the cross and why we remember the “body” and the “blood” of Jesus. No need for well-prepared theological debates here, just help your kids make a connection between the food and the symbolism in it 🙂   If your kids have been following along the last weeks’ online stories and activities this would be a great opportunity to help them understand the context of (especially the first) communion. We heard about the Exodus, about how God protected his people and about the sacrificial blood on the doorposts. We talked about the role of bread and wine in the celebration of the passover. If you want to, you can explore these connections with your children: Talk about how Jesus celebrated the passover and what it meant to him. Then talk about communion and what that means for us now. 
  2. Read through the story of the crucifixion and resurrection with your kids. You could use an activity like this one https://sugarspiceandglitter.com/resurrection-rolls/ to make it more fun and illustrative. There are plenty of free resources online if you want some inspiration or help. This year’s “celebration kits” include a baking activity that relates to the story of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.
  3. Make Easter a joyful celebration! Whatever traditions you have (colouring eggs etc.), do and enjoy them together! Celebrate that Jesus is alive! There will be a craft for the kids that connects to the content of our easter service, so if you have the chance to watch the service as a family, that’s awesome!

One more thing… These are all merely ideas and suggestions, not a ToDo list. You know your family and your children better than I do, so use whatever seems helpful! 

I usually end my blogpost to the kids with “I miss you and I hope to see you soon”. This is just as true for you. I miss you and I do hope to see you soon. 

Until then: He IS risen and that is a reason to celebrate!

🙋🏼‍♀️  Judith

 

Some additional links and materials:

(I am not responsible for the linked content, in case there’s something weird just let me know)

The bible app for kids https://www.bible.com/kids 

Bible stories retold for kids https://www.biblestoryteller.co.uk/index.asp

Superbook video series, adventures around the bible stories https://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/episodes, (there are also story related games on the website)

Generally, I would highly recommend Pinterest for all sorts of illustrations and craft ideas 🙂

Comments(71)

  1. 3deprecation says:

    1inspired

  2. 1revulsion says:

    2satisfaction

  3. writing editing service says:

    help writing dissertation https://professionaldissertationwriting.org/

  4. writing service says:

    online dissertation writing https://professionaldissertationwriting.com/

  5. help with dissertation topic says:

    doctoral dissertation help https://helpwithdissertationwritinglondon.com/

  6. writing dissertation says:

    dissertation help near me https://dissertationwritingcenter.com/

  7. cheap dissertation help in los angeles says:

    cheap dissertation writing services https://dissertationhelpexpert.com/

  8. help with dissertations says:

    dissertation help free https://examplesofdissertation.com/

  9. masters dissertation says:

    thesis dissertation writing https://writing-a-dissertation.net/

  10. writing a dissertation methodology says:

    powerpoint for creative writing https://bestdissertationwritingservice.net/

  11. need help says:

    dissertation research https://businessdissertationhelp.com/

  12. writing help says:

    write your dissertation https://customdissertationwritinghelp.com/

  13. write a dissertation abstract says:

    dissertation abstracts https://writingadissertationproposal.com/

  14. top servis says:

    dissertation abstracts international https://dissertationhelpspecialist.com/

  15. defending your dissertation says:

    proposal writing company https://dissertationhelperhub.com/

  16. buy dissertations online says:

    best dissertation writing service uk https://customthesiswritingservices.com/

  17. vegas casino online customer service says:

    pa online casino https://download-casino-slots.com/

  18. best online casino for us players says:

    online casino borgata https://firstonlinecasino.org/

  19. highest payout online casino says:

    online casino with free signup bonus real money usa no deposit https://onlinecasinofortunes.com/

  20. top online casino says:

    online us casino https://newlasvegascasinos.com/

  21. dover downs online casino says:

    online casino promotions https://trust-online-casino.com/

  22. platinum play online casino says:

    juegos de casino online https://onlinecasinosdirectory.org/

  23. casino las vegas online says:

    golden nugget online casino promo https://9lineslotscasino.com/

  24. real money online casino texas says:

    hollywood casino online slots https://free-online-casinos.net/

  25. mychoice casino online says:

    online casino bonus ohne einzahlung https://internet-casinos-online.net/

  26. borgata online casino nj says:

    online casino tournaments https://cybertimeonlinecasino.com/

  27. pa online casino no deposit bonus says:

    hollywood casino online https://1freeslotscasino.com/

  28. chumba online casino says:

    cabaret club online casino https://vrgamescasino.com/

  29. online casino reviews #1 site for best online casinos says:

    greektown casino online https://casino-online-roulette.com/

  30. snoqualmie casino online says:

    sugarhouse casino online nj https://casino-online-jackpot.com/

  31. safe online casino says:

    888 online casino https://onlineplayerscasino.com/

  32. real money online casino no deposit bonus says:

    pa online casino https://ownonlinecasino.com/

  33. casino online slots says:

    fast payout online casino https://all-online-casino-games.com/

  34. best usa online casino 2021 says:

    casino card games online https://casino8online.com/

  35. avast secureline vpn says:

    strong vpn https://freevpnconnection.com/

  36. the best vpn 2018 says:

    best vpn for binance https://shiva-vpn.com/

  37. free vpn for macbook says:

    vpn for pc https://freehostingvpn.com/

  38. strong vpn says:

    vpn buy account https://ippowervpn.net/

  39. best free vpn for windows 10 says:

    best vpn for bbc iplayer https://imfreevpn.net/

  40. free vpn for fire stick says:

    buy vpn online https://superfreevpn.net/

  41. ultrasurf vpn says:

    hma pro vpn https://free-vpn-proxy.com/

  42. opera free vpn says:

    best free vpn for firestick https://rsvpnorthvalley.com/

  43. #ИМЯ? says:

    gay ranchers and farmers dating https://gay-singles-dating.com/

  44. gay free dating 4 older uk says:

    amateur after dating gay sex https://gayedating.com/

  45. gay dating sim says:

    gay dating for hung https://datinggayservices.com/

  46. free date site says:

    lesbian dating apps https://freephotodating.com/

  47. online dating games says:

    plenty of fish login page https://onlinedatingbabes.com/

  48. facebook dating site says:

    free web date site https://adult-singles-online-dating.com/

  49. meet and fuck says:

    mature nl lesbian https://adult-classifieds-online-dating.com/

  50. internet dating sites says:

    which online dating site is best? https://online-internet-dating.net/

  51. connect singles says:

    worldwide internet dating https://speedatingwebsites.com/

  52. best internet dating service says:

    free local dating sites https://datingpersonalsonline.com/

  53. free dating online dating says:

    relationship website https://wowdatingsites.com/

  54. tinder dating site log in says:

    eris free downloads chatting apps https://lavaonlinedating.com/

  55. free american dating site for christian says:

    free local dating site https://freeadultdatingpasses.com/

  56. free dateing sites says:

    dafing sites https://virtual-online-dating-service.com/

  57. free personals says:

    top dating online sites https://zonlinedating.com/

  58. free online dating site says:

    free chat sites dating https://onlinedatingservicesecrets.com/

  59. wind creek casino online says:

    turning stone online casino https://onlinecasinos4me.com/

  60. online casino games with real money says:

    online hollywood casino https://online2casino.com/

  61. michigan online casino no deposit bonus says:

    online casino malaysia https://casinosonlinex.com/

  62. free gay radom ewb chat says:

    gay aam chat https://newgaychat.com/

  63. oc gay chat rooms says:

    free gay bays chat https://gaychatcams.net/

  64. gay cam chat webcam says:

    gay sex chat https://gaychatspots.com/

  65. ffree gay chat says:

    gay phone sex chat https://gay-live-chat.net/

  66. good chat to meet gay men are bi says:

    gay men snap chat https://chatcongays.com/

  67. gay chat random sites says:

    gay tranny webcam chat https://gayphillychat.com/

  68. gay chat rouletter says:

    gay college chat rooms no cam needed https://gaychatnorules.com/

  69. free gay radom ewb chat says:

    free gay sex chat https://gaymusclechatrooms.com/

  70. gay chat phone lines says:

    popular gay chat 360 https://free-gay-sex-chat.com/

  71. hot gay text chat says:

    mature gay chat https://gayinteracialchat.com/