Easter is right around the corner! I am sure I will be busy getting things for Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts soon, but I wanted to do something special to help my kids to think about the Savior and his resurrection.
Since they are still young, I wanted to make it fun! I have found several scriptures to read with them as well as a few questions and activities that will help them to understand more about the resurrection. I wrote out each scripture and activity and placed them in eggs. My hope is that about a week before Easter, we can open up an egg each day and have meaningful time remembering the Savior.
To make it easier on you, I created a list of a few of my favorite scriptures with some questions and activities to go with them. Keep in mind that there are many different scriptures you could use, but these were some that I love. You also don't have to read all of the scriptures in each section. Choose the ones that your family will enjoy the most.
Why do we need a Savior?
1 Corinthians 15:20-23
-Find a picture of Christ to hang in your home.
Read the story of his Crucifixion.
vs. 34: How can we forgive as He did?
vs.43: How do you feel knowing you'll see your loved ones again?
Mathew 27:29-31, 37, 38, 46
What happened to the earth after Christ died?
Where was the Savior placed after he died?
-Use play dough to create a garden tomb and stone.
Read the story of Mary Magdalene. What did the angels say to her? Who else did she see?
-Draw a picture of the angel and Mary Magdalene and place them next to the tomb.
What does it mean to be Resurrected?
-Cut out a simple version of a person to represent our bodies.
Cut out a piece of vellum in the same shape to represent our spirit.
Show how the body and spirit are reunited.
What did Jesus ask his disciples to do?
John 20:19-21, 25-29- Story of Thomas
Mathew 28:18-20-Teach the Gospel to all the world
Share your testimony of the Savior with your kids. Have them share theirs with the family as well.
In preparation for Easter and this activity, I took some time to study the different accounts of Christ's resurrection and felt a deeper love and appreciation for my Savior. I am thankful for the blessing that we have to be resurrected through the Savior's sacrifice and resurrection. Because of him we have hope, we have purpose in this life, and we can live again. If you can, I would suggest studying his resurrection on your own as well. You'll be glad you did.
Below I have added some links to some videos about the resurrection for your family to enjoy!
These two videos below are a few minutes long
and show the story of the crucifixion and resurrection.
I was curious to know why we use Easter Eggs and the Easter bunny during Easter time. This link was interesting so I thought I'd share for fun!