6 Resurrection Celebration Ideas and Fun Easter Games

fun easter game ideas

I’m so excited that the time is nearing to celebrate Easter! Celebrating the birth of Christ is important, but celebrating the resurrection of Christ is gloriously pivotal when you’ve accepted Christ as your Savior. I’ve been collecting a few ideas over the last couple weeks and thought you’d enjoy seeing them all in one place. So here is my list of resurrection celebration ideas and fun Easter games.

1. Easter Bingo:

Easter Bingo is a great activity for children. You can use jelly beans as placeholders and have a jelly bean feast at the end of the storytelling when the empty tomb is revealed. Check out the full post here, includes a free Easter Bingo download sheet.

easter bingo teaching tool

 

2. Resurrection Rolls

Women Living Well offers a post with one of my favorite activities for kids-Resurrection Rolls recipe. My family truly enjoys making the rolls together and revealing the “empty tomb.” Check out the recipe here!

3. Resurrection Eggs

Last year was the first year I had ever heard of Resurrection Eggs.  You can find the sets of eggs in Christian bookstores and even local retail stores; the kit contains a story booklet that unfolds the Easter story as you open each egg. You can order the Resurrection Eggs HERE.

And there is this one from Family Life:

You can click on the images above to order either kit.

Also Women Living Well offers instructions to make your own kit - fabulous!

4. Easter Puzzle

In Easter baskets, I love to include items to promote creative thinking and this puzzle is one of my favorites that I’ve been able to find:


Really Woolly – John 3:16 – Easter Puzzle

5. Jesus is Risen! Celebration Set

Super cute way to keep the emphasis on the reason for the celebration- Jesus is Risen!


Really Woolly Kids – Jesus is Risen! Celebration Set – $2.99

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

6. Easter Poem

This simple Easter poem has been around for years and years. Finding the true author of the poem is difficult at best, so I’ve shared the poem as I found it years ago in a Sunday School paper. You can find the .PDF printable in this post.

jelly bean poem

I was having so much fun with this post that I thought about having a linkup, but since I already host a weekly linkup, today I thought I would offer the opportunity to post your Easter celebration ideas for adults or children as links in the comments. So be sure to share what you’re doing to celebrate the resurrection of Christ!

Which of these is your favorite?

Rachel

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A Child’s Prayer of Thanks & 12 Little Blessings Book Giveaway

When children are young, finding words to pray can sometimes be challenging. This is the reason many of us know the faithful prayer “Now I lay me down to sleep…” Reciting prayers can be helpful for children to form words and habits of prayer. Encouraging your children to form their own words is truly wonderful, but for times they need a little help, a short memorized prayer is a great way to continue God-honoring behavior.

Simple habits for young children potentially develop into powerful prayer habits as adults. Here are just a few tips on ways our family has discovered to unify our hearts regarding prayer (and not that we’ve perfected them by any means!):

  • Close your eyes. This is simply a sign of reverence.
  • Fold your hands. This will help them stay focused.
  • Or hold hands with family members. Doing this signals unity in prayer and love for family.
  • Keep prayer reminders on the fridge- a great way to keep prayer a priority.
  • Use prayer journals to track prayers and answers to prayers.
  • Pray at the same time each day. Before meals and at bedtime have really worked for us.

The above are just a few ideas our family has found to encourage prayer in the lives of children. I also wrote this child’s prayer of thanks. This short prayer can assist in keeping a positive attitude and remembering the Provider of all blessings.

Dear God,

I’m thankful

For all You give:

For food,

For love,

A place to live.

I thank you for my family too

And I want you to know

that I love you.

Amen.

childs prayer of thanks

Today I have the most precious children’s book up for giveaway! 12 Little Blessings is a book about counting God’s provisions. Each page includes a Bible verse and a two phrase prayer, perfectly designed for children ages 3-7.

blessings book giveaway

I love this little book and so do my kiddos, especially my two youngest. As part of the Really Woolly brand, the sweet animal characters in the book are fun and cute. The soft sweet rhymes are a wonderful reminder that God is the giver of every wonderful thing. This book is also a great tool for teaching your children to count! Here’s a little preview of the book:

 

Isn’t the Really Woolly brand sooo adorable?

I was thinking the colors of the book are perfect to tuck in an Easter basket and then I discovered a couple items that would be super cute with it! Here’s the puzzle:


Really Woolly – John 3:16 – Easter Puzzle – $2.99

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

And this wonderful set to keep the focus on Christ at Easter:


Really Woolly Kids – Jesus is Risen! Celebration Set – $2.99

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

If you’d like to see more information or order this sweet DaySpring 12 Little Blessings book, click here. And if you want to tuck in the Jelly Bean Poem in your Easter baskets or to give away as sweet Gospel reminders, then click here for the free printables.

But I KNOW you want to enter to win a copy of the book, so follow the Rafflecopter and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Rachel

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Spring Bible Verse Scavenger Hunt

spring bible

Next week my kiddos are on spring break and I wanted to be prepared to have some fun with a new Bible Verse scavenger hunt. So I thought I’d share it with you on the occasion that the weather breaks wherever you live and you have an opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors.

Click HERE and the free printable pdf will open.

Don’t forget that these are fun to do with a camera! Look up the Bible Verse, write down the answers and head out to take some fun photos and make a memory or two.

Using the camera instead of collecting the items can have a few advantages.
A. You don’t have to touch anything gross or dirty (spoken like a true outdoorswoman, right?)
B. You can avoid potential living creatures.

Whether you decide to point and click, check off the list, or collect in a bag, this Spring Bible Verse Scavenger Hunt is sure to be a hit with your family!

If you’ve missed out on the other FREE Printable Bible verse scavenger hunts, you can find the Outdoor Bible Verse Scavenger Hunt here and the Indoor hunt here.

If you enjoy these Bible verse scavenger hunts, then be sure to check out my Pinterest board titled “Kids Will Love,” where I pin all things I think my kids will enjoy and I’m guessing yours will too.

Have a great day!

Rachel