Easter is coming up fast and we can’t wait! We’ve begun pulling out the decorations and diving into the scripture readings and activities that prepare our hearts for Resurrection Sunday.
I’m always on the lookout for resources that will keep Christ in focus but be fun for the whole family and not too much work for this busy mama! Here are some of our favorite resources and activities.
Interactive Felt Easter Banner
I have been eying this Easter Banner for a few years now and was SO excited to place my order a few days ago! This is from the Etsy shop heartFELTtruths and will be a wonderfully visual and hands-on way to learn the story of Christs’ death and resurrection. I can’t wait for Holy Week!
A Sense of the Resurrection
OhAmanda, the creator of Truth in the Tinsel, has come out with a new Easter experience for families that I highly recommend. I loved the idea of Truth in the Tinsel, and we may use it in the future, but it was too much for us. A Sense of the Resurrection, on the other hand, is perfect!
The ebook has 12 days (we’re spreading them out) of scripture reading and a meaningful craft that captures the essence of that day’s story with a focus on one of the five senses. We plan on spreading the 12 days out. There are also bonus activities, such as a printable banner you can decorate and display.
Today the kids and I did a wonderful and simple craft that is filling our home with a beautiful fragrance. When we catch that scent, we remember Mary pouring perfume over the feet of her Savior, and we prepare our hearts for Jesus just a little bit more.
Simple Easter Crafts and Activities
I printed and assembled this free resurrection play set from Catholic Icing. (Psst… you can trim off the halos. I really need to get around to that.) My kids really enjoyed playing with this last year and it was cheap enough that I don’t mind if they destroy it. I’ll just print it again!
|Sorry about the lame picture. The Catholic Icing pictures are lovely and show the detail well.|
We have some wordless gospel “books” that we play with all year, but at Easter time it’s great to turn those into a more focused activity. Here is a simple caterpillar printable and activity I put together that we’ll use again this year!
We also have done some wonderful and simple art products, such as this salad spinner hill of calvary.
We love this beautiful resurrection scene puzzle from the Arts of the Heart Etsy store (currently not in business). We pulled it out last week and the kids absolutely love putting it together over and over! It also makes a lovely mantel decoration.
More Great Resources!
- Calvary Hill craft and activity – Growing a wheat grass hill with a tomb for Jesus. It’s a great visual and a fun craft.
- Christian Passover Seder – We have never observed Passover as a family, but this may be a good year to start! A Christian Passover Seder is a book to help get you started. You can also see Ann Voskamp’s post with her helpful printables.
- Resurrection Eggs -We have done these in the past and will probably include them in the Easter egg hunt again. We’ll read Benjamin’s Box, which is a go-along with the eggs and explains the more difficult points well. Here’s a wonderful expanded devotional you may want to check out as well (“From Tots to Teens Easter Eggs” from the Totally Tots site).
Find more Easter resources for your home and homeschool at the Schoolhouse Review Crew roundup!