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Easter Sunrise at Home: Building a Family Tradition

An Easter sunrise breakfast is one way families can transmit Christian belief in ways that are authentic to their household.

Building Faith Does Easter: 12 Helpful Posts

A wide variety of posts to help celebrate Easter Sunday and the whole season in church and at home, including crafts and teaching tools for all ages.

Why Eggs on Easter? A Christian Answer

Enjoy your chocolate Easter eggs! Eggs are a perfect Easter symbol. Eggs are symbols of new life, just as Christians find new life in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter.

In the Bustle of Easter… Don’t Forget to Teach Easter!

When to teach Easter is a fundamental question for churches who see high attendance numbers on Easter Sunday but do not offer formational time on the Feast Day.

Teach Bible Stories… with a Parachute!

Traditionally used in early-childhood classrooms, a parachute can introduce movement and visual appeal when learning Bible stories. 8 Bible stories and their parachute movements are included.

Holy Week in a Box

Holy Week in a Box uses simple objects, tucked into a small box, and scripture, to tell the story of Jesus’ last week.

Finding Jesus in Egg Hunts and Easter Baskets

Two posts to help families and churches add Christian depth and teaching to Egg Hunts and Easter Baskets.

Holy Week Art Project: Making Easter Flags

Tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection with each flag-making step. Flags may be made on Palm Sunday, or earlier, and displayed Easter morning.

Beyond the Egg Hunt: Celebrating Easter at Church

“However you choose to incorporate and channel the excitement of Easter morning, do it intentionally, with love and the full knowledge that death has been defeated.”     Easter Joy It is the principle feast day of the year; we look forward to it for all of Lent; it’s exciting and powerful: it’s Easter Sunday! […]

9 Ways to Welcome Church Visitors on Easter

Does your church have many visitors and guests on Easter? Carolyn Chilton shares 9 ways to show Christian hospitality, including children.

Build a Better Easter Basket

Jerusalem Greer shows items with connections to Easter, and scripture, to fill a basket that is truly about Easter. Strengthen children’s faith.

Making Easter Butterflies, Alleluia!

Make durable Easter butterflies that are fun for all ages, decorate the church garden, and symbolize the resurrection of Jesus.

Easter Symbols – What do Bunnies, Eggs, and Bonnets have to do with Jesus?

Our Christian faith is rich in symbolism, both ancient and modern. Easter, after our period of study and repentance, offers us every opportunity to share the Love of God in Jesus Christ and to share our joy that He is risen indeed!

*Chocolate bunnies, meanwhile, don’t have much to teach us about Christianity. They are good to eat, and always the first to go from my Easter basket, starting with the ears!

How to Reinvent Your Easter Egg Hunt, for Good

Like many churches, we have a tradition of an Easter egg hunt for children. It’s one of those things that we just always do, though no one knows when it started. Also like most churches, our attendance doubles on Easter morning, and we have many folks joining us for the first time, but for some reason we cancel Sunday School, and all we show visitors about our church is an egg hunt, which does nothing to tell the Christian story. So last year some of us started wondering aloud about how to send a better message on Easter.

Make a Resurrection Set: Hands-on Easter Learning

How to download, make, and use a resurrection set to teach children about Good Friday and Easter.

Easter Books for Children

Sharing the Easter story with young people is a great joy. These books, with text and images, tell the death and resurrection of Jesus in appropriate ways.

Easter Dove Cake – Recipe Included

The Story of the Dove Cake is an Easter legend in Italy. Once there was a king who wanted to capture a city. His horse did not cooperated and would not enter battle. While trying to get his horse to charge through the city, a young girl offered the horse a piece of cake that was shaped like a dove, the bird of peace. Upon receiving this gift, the king decided not to conquer the city with his army after all.

Easter Eggs – History, Meaning, and Traditions

During the Middle Ages eggs were not allowed to be eaten as part of the Lenten fast. So Easter Sunday became a day to celebrate with the eating of eggs. Children used to go house to house, singing and begging for eggs. They were paid in hard-boiled eggs, dyed with vegetables such as beetroot (red), spinach (green), onions (yellow)and tea (brown).