Each year, around this time, I start seeing the bunny- and egg- themed trinkets in the stores, along with the pastel candy wrappers. Why, oh, why does candy have to be a major focus of each and every major holiday?! I know it’s just to derail my efforts at staying in shape!
Anyway, with all the allure of Easter Baskets and a mysterious, life-sized bunny who breaks into our houses at night, it’s hard to keep the focus on the real message of Easter: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ! There are so many fun things we can do to keep Christ’s death and resurrection in the forefront of our families and teach the important messages of redemption! While at Christmas, many kids see Jesus as merely a baby, Easter brings home His full purpose for coming to earth.
One thing that we do is to make Resurrection Buns! (Click here to get the recipe). You put “Jesus” (aka Marshmellow) inside the “tomb” (aka. Biscuit dough) and after they cook, the tomb is empty! These are fun to make for Easter Morning, but you can really do it any time in the lead up to the holiday.
Children’s books and stories are also a great way to keep the focus on Jesus. Even if they are overwhelmed with bunny ears and chocolate at the stores, read a book before bed and they will think about it as they drift off to sleep!
What do you do in your family to focus on Jesus at Easter? I would love to hear from you in the comments!
About a year ago, I broadcasted my live MomTV Show on this very topic! I made the Resurrection Buns live, and featured a Tommy Nelson Author interview.
This episode wwas sponsored by Tommy Nelson Publishing, who shared some awesome children’s resources for the season! If you’ve never heard of Tommy Nelson, here is a little bit about them:
First and foremost,Tommy Nelson is a children’s company that creates, markets and distributes books, Bibles, home video and audio products, music and other related ancillary products such as plush toys, games and action figures aimed at children ages 0-14. This is our specialty. We love what we do for we have full confidence that God has uniquely designed each child’s life. Our role is to assist the connection and stimulation of these promising minds and hearts. Read more…
Tommy Nelson has wonderful Kids’ Books for Easter Here are some of the books I love (click the images to see more info about each book):
Disclosure: I received these books from Tommy Nelson to review,and love them all! Originally posted March 2010