Spring. It just feels good to even say it. After what usually feels like a long winter, gray skies, and cold, Spring is so refreshing! And how fitting that we have Easter then too! We go through a time of preparation for Easter, which you could probably compare to winter. But then Spring, but then Easter! After all it’s where our hope is. We love everything Spring brings, but we also want our kids to know what Easter truly is about, we want them to know the Easter story. So I’ve gathered up some of our favorite Christ centered Easter activities and books to share with you!
Free Christ Centered Easter Printables
I recently created some Easter printables that stay focused on Jesus and can help spark conversations with your children about the Easter story. In my free printables library you will find:
- Happy Easter Coloring Page
- He is Risen Coloring Page
- Easter Story Bingo (print calling cards twice and you can also play memory)
- Resurrection Eggs
- Easter Word Search
- He is Risen Banner
Christ Centered Activity for Kids and Families
One of my Instagram friends, @natashajred, recently shared the 7 candles tradition! This idea was originally shared in this post from Noel Piper. It’s similar to using Advent candles. But instead you use 7 candles and each day during Holy Week you blow one candle out until the last candle is out on the day of Jesus’ death. Then on Easter you light all of the candles for He is Risen!
We will be using this at our family suppers during Holy week. I love the visualizations this will demonstrate for our kids and for us even as adults! Since I gave up nonessential spending for lent, I went around my house and found what I could to make my own 7 candles display. Doesn’t have to be fancy as you can see below!
- The Easter Story
- God Gave Us Easter
- Petook the Rooster Who Met Jesus
- The Thief Who Stole Heaven
- The Story of Easter
- The Jesus Storybook Bible
- The Grand Easter Day
- The Donkey Who Carried a King
- The Donkey That No One Could Ride
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I’d love to hear your family’s traditions for focusing on Christ during the Easter season! Drop me a comment! And be sure to leave your e-mail below to gain access to the free printables! Check out this post for all the details on DIY Resurrection Eggs!