Easter. Oh gracious, I love Easter. My tables are covered in flowers, eggs, and bunnies. “He is Risen” is the banner over our kitchen table and our hearts as we get ready for our favorite day of the year.
Lately, I’ve been hearing God remind me at all hours of the day, that if I look for resurrection, I will find it everywhere. New life where flowers were once dead. Buds blooming from trees and the broken old rocking chair we adorned with new paint and a paisley cushion for our front step. Resurrection. King Jesus is alive and all of his creation is shouting it.
In years past we have celebrated 10 days of Easter as a family and it has been so sweet for us to remind our kids that the Risen Lord Jesus is a really big deal and such a reason to celebrate.
Our toddler activities can be found here.
Our preschool activities can be found here.
This year, I wrote a new family devotional for our kids. Every morning for the 9 mornings leading up to Easter and on Easter morning, we will (attempt) to wake up early and gather around the breakfast table, open our Bibles, and talk and pray together about how Jesus changes everything for us. Each day has a coloring page to go along with the devotional so that our kid’s busy little hands can keep moving while we chat and pray. (I should note that this will indeed take a miracle because breakfast at our house is usually dry cereal and chocolate milk in sippy cups, while we snuggle in Mom and Dad’s bed, trying to wake up without fits and tears!)
Heres the plan: I pre-make bags for each day with each kids name on it, kind of like little presents. Some days, I will just include a devotional print out and coloring page in each kiddo’s bag. Other days, there will be additional surprises like Easter books, stickers, jelly beans, or other fun goodies. I usually spend about 3 hours prepping for the 10 Days of Easter and then everything is set to go! We will have a large jar of colored pencils and crayons on the kitchen table so that the kiddos can work on the small coloring pages while we cover the material and eat breakfast. I’m really looking forward to seeing their masterpieces.
We would love for you and your family to join us! Here is a link to our FREE 10 Days of Easter family devotional:
Thanks for stopping by! Comment and let me know if you are joining in this year! On instagram use the #10daysofeaster and we can follow along.
My favorite little loves & our spring photo shoot
photo by: Devon Garton Photography