Parenting

Make Easter About More Than Candy

This post may contain affiliate links and/or it may have been sponsored content. Please view our policy page for more details.

Easter candy is no joke. In 2016, Easter topped the charts for the most candy sold in the US during any holiday. When your kids wake up on Easter morning, it’s natural for them to be excited to see what the Easter bunny brought them. The sad reality is that for too many kids, candy is the only reason that they celebrate Easter at all. Seize the opportunity for the fun traditions of baskets and eggs to be teachable moments to remind your kids about Jesus’s sacrifice, the true meaning of Easter.

Seize the opportunity for the fun traditions of baskets and eggs to be teachable moments to remind your kids about Jesus’s sacrifice. These tips will help!

Hide Scriptures in Plastic Eggs

When playing the role of the Bunny, fill plastic eggs with more than jelly beans and peanut butter cups. Print out Scriptures relating to Easter, roll them up and hide them in the eggs with the candy. Turn on Easter hymns and sing along with The Way International during the morning Easter basket ransack. When your kids open their eggs, find the correlating verse together in the Bible. Make this a moment to sit with your child and tell them the story of Jesus. If they are old enough, have your children take turns reading the Bible out loud. Some suggestions for verses include:

  • Acts 3:15
  • Luke 23:46-47
  • John 11:25-26
  • Matthew 20:17-19
  • Matthew 28:6

Color Eggs With Meaning

While you and your family dye eggs together have a discussion with youngsters about Jesus while using the eggs as a metaphor. Prompt them with open-ended questions to get them thinking. It’s important to pose questions to young children in a way that has them considering ideas rather than just answering Bible trivia questions.

  • “Did you know that some cultures around the world believe eggs are a symbol of coming back to life? I wonder why they believe that?”
  • “Look at the shell on this egg. We can’t see inside of it, can we? When Jesus died, his tomb was sealed too, how do you think he got out?”
  • “Do you see this cross I drew on the egg’s shell? Do you know why the cross is important?”

Make Resurrection Buns

This fun Easter tradition was created for the sole purpose of teaching young children about the Gospels. It is a cooking project that involves telling the story of Jesus’s body using a marshmallow and biscuit dough as a metaphor. This project is so impactful to children because it is hands-on. They are able to see step-by-step what the process was for Jesus’s burial and be amazed at their pastry “tomb” being empty after it bakes. This is the opportune moment to explain the miracle of the empty tomb and why it is so important on Easter.

  • Handy Tip: The easiest way to do this is to use refrigerated croissant dough. It’s already pre-cut and the perfect size for a large marshmallow.

Children understand a lot more than adults think they do, and these Easter lessons are so valuable in the early years of life. The foundation for a life of salvation is laid when they learn about it at a young age. Let Jesus’s miracles astound your children and prepare their hearts to let Him in.

Instagram

As parents, we want to ensure our kids do well and are assets to society. Here are tips on how to successfully prevent children from forming bad habits.
How to Successfully Prevent Your Children from Forming Bad Habits

Every parent wants their children to grow up to be successful,...

There are quite a few different kinds of hip pain. Which one is bothering you now?
Different Types Of Hip Pain

Hip pain can be very painful. Below, we take a look...

Make sure you have an emergency first aid kit in your home. Here is a simple guide to making your own emergency first aid kit for your home. Do you have all you need?
Making Your Own Emergency First Aid Kit for Home – Here’s What You Need to Include

How many times has one of your children hurt themselves, scraped...

Kid's birthday parties are a hot topic. Here are 7 popular birthday party themes for kids in 2019. Which ones will you use?
7 Popular Birthday Party Themes for Kids in 2019

Every parent wants the best for their children, and birthday parties...

In many homes, living from paycheck to paycheck has become the norm. Here are some tips to fix the paycheck to paycheck lifestyle.
4 Strides to Take to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

The recent government shutdown was the longest in United States history....

Even when the worst happens, the world keeps turning and you’ll find that you still need to keep up with financial commitments you’re tied into. Here are some tips for dealing with your finances during difficult times. Are you using any of these tips?
Dealing With Your Finances During Difficult Times

Life isn’t always as straightforward as we might like it to...

Here are some simple ways to give your finances a boost in one month. Which financial methods have you used?
How to Give Your Finances a Boost In One Month

Achieving financial freedom should be a long-term ambition, but that’s not...

Health Check Your Finances And Make Some Savings

Not all of us are naturally great at taking care of...

With the busy lives, we all keep, it's sometimes best to outsource tasks. These are home maintenance jobs you shouldn't feel bad outsourcing.
Home Maintenance Jobs You Shouldn’t Feel Bad Outsourcing

When your home is in a perpetual state of chaos, you...

Be sure that you aren't missing these areas from your spring cleaning routine. Are you hitting all of these spots while you're cleaning?
Are You Missing These Areas from Your Spring Cleaning Routine?

If you would like to make the most out of your...

Using paint to spruce up the home can truly transform it with little cost. Here are some tips to get the most from using this technique!
Using Paint To Spruce Up The Home

Now that we are entering a new season, it is the...

Improving How You Handle Projects In 2019

There is nothing worse than feeling like you are losing grip...

Top Blogging Courses by Professional Bloggers from a bloggers point of view who has tried them all. Have you taken these blogging courses?¯
Top Blogging Courses by Professional Bloggers

One of the first questions I get when I tell others...

Learn how to make running your business and parenting work for you by using these tips. Which ones do you use already?
How To Make Running Your Business and Parenting Work for You

Have a Block Schedule System One of the things you can...

By giving out custom made business cards, my word of mouth referrals makes a significant impact on online traffic. Learn how and when to use them here.
How Custom Made Business Cards Helps Increase Online Traffic

I have been an online entrepreneur for many years. One thing...

Making Working From Home Work For You…

It may sound like a dream come true, working from home,...

Get your family ready to watch the UGLYDOLLS family movie this weekend. Learn more about it here!
UGLYDOLLS Family Movie May Change Society

We live in a society where a person’s appearance is one...

DUMBO movie is coming to life. Learn more about this movie and a bit of information about myself here.
DUMBO New Edition Releases Soon

One of my favorite movies growing up was DUMBO. I was...

Learn more about the new Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase movie and enter to win your own copy. This wholesome family movie will be well liked by all.
Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase Review and Giveaway

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of...