Looking for Christ-centered Easter family activities? These simple traditions are meaningful, hands on, and creative ways to connect as a family during the Easter season.
Last year I searched for Christ-centered Easter family activities because I was determined to find ways to connect the truth with my kids. Easter has always been one of those holidays I have struggled to figure out how to navigate as a family. I knew I wanted the kids to connect with the Gospel during Easter, not just the candy and egg hunts. During Christmas, it is easy to talk about baby Jesus and the nativity, but Easter is a little harder to help little ones understand.
As we started searching for some Christ-centered Easter family activities, I was excited to find there are tons of excellent family activities! Here are some of the best Christ centered Easter family activities!
Christ Centered Easter Family Activities
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Easter Countdown Cards
We absolutely loved using these beautiful cards from Crew + Co last year. They come in a bag so you can store year after year. Each card has a Bible verse on it and is paired with a story from The Jesus Storybook Bible.
Easter Story Egg
This is an excellent hands-on activity for kids from Star Kids. We love having our Story Egg sit out so the kids can open it up and go through each part whenever they please. We also sit down and go through each of the eggs along with the book. You can use this during Holy Week leading up to Easter or all at once.
Story Egg Scripture Cards
These cards are perfect for adding a little excitement in building to Easter. Every day you can hide one card with some candy or just by itself.
You’ve Been Egged
We LOVE this fun idea! It is a great way to share some love with others! Read all about You’ve Been Egged here.
This is a favorite of ours to do every single year. We followed this tutorial for the eggs. If you have toddlers, then I suggest checking out these ideas for the eggs. I love how this involves eggs in a Christ-centered Easter activity.
Celebrate & Play Print
If you have kids at home, this is a fun free printable to have on hand. You can pick the different activities to focus on as Easter approaches.
We always love making the Resurrection Rolls! I was shocked the first time we made them at how well it went! It is a great visual for the kids.
Easter Snack Mix
Kids love snacks and this is a great way to share about Easter with kids because it involves so many of the senses! There is a free printable to help your family have fun with this activity.
Easter Scavenger Hunt
For Easter morning, you can use these scavenger hunt cards to lead your kids to their Easter baskets.
Easter Family Conversation Cards
We love our conversation cards and use them during dinner. All you have to do is print, cut, and place them in a jar or container. It is a simple way to talk about Easter as you eat your dinner.
Easter Basket Object Lesson
This is an excellent object lesson for elementary aged kids involving the Easter baskets.
This hands-on activity is a favorite as the kids get to construct their own Easter scene. We followed these ideas, however we did not plant any seed. It still turned out so well!
Easter Banner Countdown
This printable banner is a fun way to countdown to Easter! On the back of every card you can write out your activity for that day or week! It is super simple and fun way to make the moments matter. This banner will be added to the Toolkit at the end of March.
Christ-Centered Easter Books
- The Garden, The Curtain, The Cross
- Holy Week
- The Story of Easter
- Berenstain Bears and Easter
- That Grand Easter Day
- Easter Love Letters from God
- A Very Happy Easter Prayer
- The Parable of the Lily
- The Very First Easter
Now it’s your turn!
Are you excited about these Christ-centered family activities? What activities will you choose to do as a family this year? Pick one or a handful of them that are a good fit for your family this year. If you have a favorite activity that is not listed, please share it in the comments below!