It is Friday and I am looking forward to Easter weekend. We are still in the forming- traditions stage for Easter (i.e. I am welcome to suggestions!). One thing we do know is that we want Easter to stand out in our children’s minds and to be special. Christmas is a big deal because Christ’s birth is a big deal. The Resurrection is a big deal too. Everything I believe leans on the fact that my Savior is alive.
Making it a big deal does not mean expensive, just that it is special. That it stands out in our kids’ minds.
I plan to have some sort of special breakfast, but I haven’t decided what. I was thinking sweet rolls but then I saw these Resurrection Rolls from Balancing Beauty & Bedlam and I can’t get them off my mind. I think Stefan would get a kick out of that and it would be another way to reinforce the empty tomb. We don’t usually eat marshmallows, though, and I don’t want to buy any, so I am trying to come up with a variation. Any ideas? Oh and I would definitely make my own rolls.
I usually get them things that they need for summer play. This year it is going to be really simple with sidewalk chalk, a spade since we are going to plant a small garden, and bubbles.
We are having guests. I am going to have the traditional ham, but I am still finalizing the rest of the menu. It must be decided before I grocery-shop on Saturday! What are your Easter Dinner favorites?
Resurrection Egg Hunt
Our kids have already had an egg hunt. The Seminary where my husband studies had an egg hunt for all the kids. So we have done that, and I don’t plan on doing any more, except that I found these Resurrection Eggs on clearance and this will be our first year to do them, so I think we will do it after dinner on Sunday. Another opportunity to tell the Resurrection Story.
The Resurrection Story
Of course the main thing we have been doing is to tell our kids about the meaning of Easter. For our family Bible time this week we have been focusing on the death and resurrection portions of the Gospels. At this age, repetition is key. So even if we recount the Resurrection story every day this week, it is certainly not too much. I have been amazed at how much Stefan is retaining. “Jesus is alive!” has been a frequent phrase in our home this week.
What are you doing to make Easter special?