Easter is my favorite holiday. There is nothing so important to our faith and my work as a Christian mom discipling her children than the work of Christ on the cross and His resurrection! I love making just as big of a deal out of Easter in our home as we do for Christmas because it’s SO important. So we make sure to do some meaningful Easter traditions during this time of year.
Teaching our kids about Jesus, His sacrifice, and the meaning of what happened when He died and rose again is an ALL-YEAR activity for us. But we take Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday as extra opportunities to focus on these important historical events and on Jesus Himself.
Over time we’ve added some great meaningful Easter traditions that I’ve collected to share with you here. I’ve also asked the Proverbial Homemaker community what Easter traditions THEY love, and have included them below! There are great last-minute ideas, meaningful traditions, and even sweet treats to share.
I pray you have a blessed Easter season, friends, as we focus on Christ!
Favorite Meaningful Easter Traditions Your Family Will Love
Stories of the Resurrection – Stories of the Resurrection is a 4-7 week Easter family devotional and activity pack that focuses on the gospel of Jesus Christ! Your whole family can go deeper into the story of Easter, learning about 20 characters from the resurrection account, enjoying a Holy Week family worship guide, and coloring and activity pages for kids preschool through elementary!
Easter Story Lego Challenge – We go through our Easter Story Lego Challenge starting with the story of the triumphal entry. This is something you can do throughout the week or as a fun activity on Easter Sunday afternoon with the kids.
Or try some fun Easter Lego builds with this free download and step-by-step instructions!
Easter Gardens – We’ve done a few different kinds of Easter gardens in the past. You’ll want to start these a few weeks before Easter to give the grass time to grow. Our Mini Easter Gardens have been our favorite tradition because each kid gets to have their own.
Good Friday Dots – On Good Friday, we read another book about the Easter story with a special focus on the death of Jesus on the cross. Our lessons from our kids’ theology curriculum get a review, and we sometimes watch videos like this one from What’s in the Bible. Each of us gets a red dot on our hand to remind us of the incredible sacrifice Jesus made, taking our place on the cross to pay for our transgressions, and taking all our sins upon Himself. Then we write on their hands a reminder that Jesus did it because He loves them.
Jesus Is Easter Banner – This Jesus Is Easter Banner is something we just downloaded this year to give a try. It is a fun Easter banner activity all about who Jesus is, including devotions!
Resurrection Eggs – Make your own Resurrection Eggs with this activity from History of Holidays from Homeschool in the Woods! I love all the holidays they cover. This is just one activity. Here is a photo of the eggs we put together on Easter.
OR you can buy one from Amazon – Easter Egg Set – 12 Resurrection Eggs With Religious Figurines Inside – Tells Full Story of Easter HINT: These go perfectly with the book Benjamin’s Box.
Find great activities for Easter the Charlotte Mason way with this little roundup!
Simple Easter Art – My littles love these Easter art ideas using tape resist and a salad spinner!
Great Easter Books – We love to incorporate read alouds into our Easter season! Check out my favorite Easter book selections here.
More Easter Fun – There are so many possible Easter traditions. Over time I’ve learned that we can have a bunch in our toolbox and spend more time on just one or two each year, keeping things simple. It should be a time of meaningful reflecting, loving others, and praising God. Not stressing out about whether we’re doing it right or packing our calendars full. But having great ideas, resources, and books on hand for traditions is really helpful when we keep that in mind! Here are more great Easter tradition and activity ideas for your toolbox.
Meaningful Easter Traditions Submitted by Readers
Here are some wonderful Easter traditions that were submitted by Proverbial Homemaker readers. Feel free to add to our list in the comments with your own favorite traditions and activities!
Palm Sunday Parade (from our family)
We get some dollar store palm branches and attach pretty ribbons. We read the whole Easter story, or just the triumphal entry portion, from a Bible story book or straight from the scriptures. Then we have our own parade, marching around the house and saying “Hosanna! Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord!” We close with a prayer, thanking God for King Jesus.