Easter Resources for the Whole Family

With the Lenten season upon us, and as we anticipate days leading up to Easter…

I want to encourage you as a Mom to give thought to crafting special moments of celebration for both yourself and your family.  Perhaps your church already outlines a suggested plan, or maybe you have deep family traditions which define this time.

If so, please share with us so we can all gain ideas!

For anyone needing fresh inspiration or direction, here are a few favorites our family has participated in and enjoyed each Easter season.

easter garden

Devotional Reads for Easter

I have thoroughly enjoyed Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter each year – every time I learn something new!  Though I never get through the entire thing, it’s helpful to pick it up each year.

Last year my husband and I read Love to the Uttermost by John Piper.  It’s a devotional reading for Holy Week (link is to last year’s outline), and was both short & inspiring!

For the whole family, Ann Voskamp offers a FREE Family Lent and Easter devotional — with printable ornaments for an Easter tree.

NEW!   A free Blessings of the Cross 40-day PDF devotional when you sign up for Faith Gateway’s Easter email devotionals (also free).  I’ve downloaded the book…and it’s beautiful and incredibly inspiring!

easter books

Children’s Books and Activities for Easter

Just a few of our favorites read often in the season:

If you were to Google or search Pinterest for crafts, there would be a plenty!  Remember to choose ones that fit your family in this particular season.

Easter comes every year, and some ideas can wait if they only serve to stress you out right now.  The focus is celebration, not aggravation!

easter cross

Here are a few activity suggestions from our family:

Each year is a fresh opportunity to remind ourselves of this greatest gift — the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior.  May it never grow old in our hearts.

Plan celebrations to fit your family…

…and savor the season.


Daniele Evans, Domestic Serenity

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  1. MotheringFromScratch says

    {Kathy} I love Resurrection Eggs for teaching about Easter. They are easy to make and provide tactile objects to hold and reflect upon for kids.

  2. says

    I love the Easter garden idea and the painted cross! I also like the list of Easter books… I always enjoy adding to our collection. Appreciate all the resources you have gathered together in one place! Pinning it for reference later!

  3. Julie Reynolds says

    Our family is using Family Life’s Messiah Mystery this year. The Messiah Mystery is a hands-on resource for Lent. It has six discussion-provoking explorations that lead your family into critical “clues” around the identity and necessity of Jesus. Starting in the Garden of Eden, through the Exodus, the Temple, and beyond. It truly makes the Bible come alive as little ones“paint” your doorposts like the Hebrews did, or teenagers engage around ancient prophecies. It includes a magnifying glass, clue journals for children to document their discoveries—and even a countdown paper chain to Easter with a secret clue on the last day. The Messiah Mystery is very low on prep, and easy enough to use together after dinner once a week. It is available through Family Life or everthinehome.com


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