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I am very fortunate to have parents who make it their priority to teach me the ways of the Lord, and have taught me about the life my Savior lived, here on earth. It was one job that they knew they needed to do, because it is stated in the Bible, for instance, Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” My parents knew they needed to teach me and my brothers about Christ.
There are certain times during a year that you put more of a focus on God than others, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Easter, because it is the time when we reflect on Jesus, dying on the cross and then rising again. We focus on God more at Thanksgiving, due to the fact that we are grateful for all His wonderful blessings; and Christmas is special, because that is the time when Jesus came into this world…for us.
My family does not do Easter egg hunts or things like that on Easter, because we feel it doesn’t give honor to the King of King. Instead, we do more Christ-centered activities, such as maybe reading the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection from the Bible, watching a Nest movie about Jesus, or play some fun games.
Check out my post: Ideas to Have a Christ-Centered Easter
How to teach children about Christ and celebrate Easter
Easter is a perfect time to start teaching your child about Jesus Christ, even if you are starting at a very early age, such as 6 months old. Granted, they may not understand what you are saying, but you will be planting a seed, which you can water throughout their life.
Singing Bible songs is a great start for babies and young children. “Jesus Love Me” and “The B-I-B-L-E” can be sung again and again. The tune is just happy and upbeat.
As they get older, reading to them from books, playing games, making special Easter snacks, and/or watching a movie or two, can actually teach your children a lot about Jesus, especially if you take the time to go further in depth with them, by sharing why Jesus came to earth, and why He died and rose again.
Here are a few movies that my family has watched for a long while now, that shares a lot about Jesus Christ for all ages:
- Easter Tomb Activity
- Because He Lives, We Live Too Sensory Bin
- Faith-Filled Easter Eggs
- Spring Blessings Bag
For more ideas to celebrate Easter, check out my Easter Pinterest board: