I think we would all agree that any seasonal holiday is a great time to plan fun and learning with your family. Easter time is no exception. Without Easter…our Christian faith would have no meaning and significance.
Regardless of the ages of your children, Easter can be a great time of remembering…remembering the uniqueness of our faith, remembering the love we have for our family, and, the need to grow closer during these days of heightened excitement.
As a family, consider these somewhat different approaches to family times at Easter:
- As a family, decide NOT to buy new clothes for Easter. Guesstimate how much money that would save and give that amount as an Easter offering to help more families learn about Jesus and His death, burial and resurrection.
- Make homemade Easter cards for all of your family members. Insure that the cards are about Jesus and not the seasonal eggs, bunnies and the like.
- As a family, make small homemade signs to be placed around the home, in the car and maybe even in the yard (note card size will work). Have the signs read, “He is risen.” Make an agreement as family members that each time one of the signs is seen, that family member responds by saying outloud, “He is risen, indeed!”
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