Here are some of our favorite ways to prepare for Easter–for remembering Christ’s sacrifice for us and to honor Him:
Books we read:
The Very First Easter by Paul L. Maier
Amon’s Adventure by Ytreeride. We read this last year during Lent. It’s a very exciting story leading up to the crucifixion and and resurrection of Christ.
Ann Voskamp’s printable Passion Tree ornaments (devotional). This week we’ll begin a daily reading and put the pictures on a Passion Tree. (We’ll have to double up on some of the readings since we waited too long to get started.) See her website for a free download.
Resurrection Eggs and Miss Patty Cake’s book Always a favorite with the younger kids!
Easter Ideals book I love to read a couple of poems aloud daily about Easter and Spring.
Easter (Resurrection) Lapbook At least some of my kids do this lapbook every year! There is a free download from Lapbook Lesson.
Learning/ Singing hymns and other Easter songs Here are my favorites:
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted.(Fernando Ortega)
He Lives (reminds me of the Baptist church I grew up in)
For I Know My Redeemer Lives. (Crystal Lewis)
My Redeemer Lives. (Nicole C. Mullins)
There is a Fountain Filled With Blood. (Selah)
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
End of the Beginning (David Phelps)
Resurrection cookies and resurrection rolls We still haven’t done this, but I want to this year!
What we don’t do is color eggs (usually) or anything with the Easter bunny/Easter baskets (presents and candy). Just a hint–if you start a precedent, it’s hard to change it. I’m glad we’ve never focused on Easter bunny or baskets for Easter with our kids!
May you have a blessed Easter preparation time these next two weeks focusing on the beautiful sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
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