Easter Activities and Resources
Just like Christmas, we try to incorporate Easter into our homeschool learning. Some of our favorite activities for Easter are...
An Easter Tree
Every year, since the children were young, we have done an Easter Tree. When we first started the tradition, we selected forty events in Jesus' earthly ministry from birth to ascension. Each day, we read about an event and hung an accompanying ornament on our Easter Tree. For the past three years, we have opted to read one entire Gospel in the days leading up to Easter. This year, we are reading from Luke. We read a chapter a day, and hang an ornament on a tree in the dining room.
Another tradition the whole family enjoys is our dozen Resurrection Eggs. This year, the basket full of eggs are in the kitchen. The children periodically hide and find these eggs throughout the house. Each time, they open them, reveal a symbol or item which helps tell the story of Easter. Having left these eggs out on the dry sink, they have become a tool for witnessing. As children visit and play with the eggs, we are able to tell parts of the Easter story to them.
We keep a spring decorated basket full of Easter books in our living room. Inside the basket are board books, picture books, and chapter books. Our favorites include...
I Believe in Jesus, by John MacArthur
My Easter Basket: And the True Story of Easter, by Mary Manz Simon
Jesus Loves You, by Diane Stortz
I Believe in Jesus: Leading Your Child to Christ, by John MacArthur
He is Risen, adapted by Tess Fries
Jesus Lives! The Easter Story, retold by Laura Derico
Easter ABC's, by Isabel Anders
Easter Is...For Me! by Christine Tangvald
Jesus Is...For Me! by Christine Tangvald
The Parable of the Lily, by Liz Curtis Higgs
Journey to the Cross, by Helen Haidle
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