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Family Fun: 6 Meaningful Easter Traditions

Posted By Jessica Fisher On April 8, 2009 @ 11:35 am In Holidays | 7 Comments

It’s easy for the reason of Easter to get lost amongst the chocolate bunnies, ham, and scalloped potatoes. But, knowing why we celebrate and teaching it to our children is so important! Here are some kid friendly ways to talk about what Jesus has done.

1. Hide and seek Resurrection Eggs [5] and talk about them. (You can make your own set of eggs by following these directions [6].)
2. Watch the Jesus Film for kids [7].
3. Read the Biblical account [8] of Holy Week
4. Create a tomb and use action figures to reenact The First Day of the Week.
5. Bake Empty Tomb Cookies [9], Empty Tomb Snacks [10], or Empty Tomb Buns [11].
6. Bake pretzels [12]. A food created by medieval monks to represent praying hands and used to teach children their prayers, pretzels are a tradition reaching back 100s of years. They can be made without dairy, an ingredient that was traditionally forbidden during Lent. Therefore, they became a popular snack. Eventually, the Easter Sunday practice developed of hiding pretzels with hardboiled eggs nestled in the large openings. This, of course, led to the modern day Easter egg hunt.

What do you do to make Easter more meaningful?

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[5] Resurrection Eggs: http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=297220&kw=resurrection_eggs&event=PPCSRC&p=1018818&cm_mmc=Google-_-Seasonal-_-easter-eggs-_-resurrection%20eggs&gclid=CJG81Na44JkCFRwDagodUxSNVg

[6] these directions: http://www.teachkidsthebible.com/biblelessons/resurrectioneggs.htm

[7] Jesus Film for kids: http://www.jesusforchildren.org/

[8] Biblical account: http://www.biblegateway.com/

[9] Empty Tomb Cookies: http://www.recipezaar.com/Empty-Tomb-Cookies-220621

[10] Empty Tomb Snacks: http://www.christiancrafters.com/treat_emptytomb.html

[11] Empty Tomb Buns: http://christianwomentoday.com/home/etbuns.html

[12] pretzels: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/04/pretzels.html

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