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Hands-On Easter Week Celebrations for the Whole Family!

Apr 10, 2020 | Children’s Ministry, Family Ministry

Telling the Story

  • Children’s Story Bibles
  • A Child’s Story of Easter by Susan Hardesty
  • Let’s Celebrate Easter by Amy Beveridge & Rusty Fletcher
  • My Easter Basket and the True Story of Easter by Mary Manz Simon
  • The Tale of the Three Trees (The Story of the Three Trees) by Angela Hunt
  • The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton
  • Resurrection Eggs—by Family Life
    • Benjamin’s Box by Melody Carson
    • The Resurrection Eggs in Rhyme and Song, Miss Pattycake


  • Prayer pots
    • Each family will need a flowerpot, five tongue depressors, five fabric flowers, floral tape, a marker, and Easter grass.
    • Have adults or older children write the following prayer items on separate tongue depressors: our family; our community; our church; people who need help; thanks and praise.
    • Next secure a fabric flower on the end of each tongue depressor with floral tape. Place the flower sticks and Easter grass in the flowerpot.
    • Set the flowers on your table for family meals. The flowers can serve as a reminder of Jesus’ example as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. At each meal, pick a flower and pray for the item written on the stick.
  • Create Easter cards to give away
  • Resurrection Garden
  • Palm branches using traced hands and paint sticks

Edible Reminders


  • Egg bowling
  • Egg and spoon races
  • Bunny hop—sack races
  • Glow in the dark Egg Hunts
  • Hide Empty eggs on Easter morning as a reminder of the empty tomb. (follow this up with some sweet treats!)

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