Celebrating the True Meaning of Easter with Kids?

This week the High Five Moms are sharing how they celebrate the true meaning of Easter with their families.

I’m going to out myself again and tell you that I don’t do anything fancy on the actual holiday.

I’m weird, I know.

Yes, we enjoy each unique time of year and do our best to make them special, but I am trying to place most of my efforts into a year-round instruction of the important things.

I fail miserably many days.

But I’m trying . . .

Trying to live this:

“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.”

- Deuteronomy 6:6-8

In regard to Easter and celebrating the death and resurrection of Christ, we do that most every week of the year.

Each Sunday as we take the Lord’s Supper, the kids see and hear the reason through words and deeds.

They see the tray passed, the bread broken, the juice drunk.

Heads bowed.

Bible’s open.

At home they hear Bible stories and ask questions.

Their grandma also tells them Bible stories and answers questions (we are blessed).

There is nothing wrong with celebrating and remembering on a specific day, but I pray it doesn’t stop there. The most effective thing we can do to teach our children is to live a life that honors God, daily.

My hope is that they will see the their parents, grandparents, loved ones, and church family, striving to live a life devoted to Christ. That we might be a living sacrifice right before their eyes.

Every day.

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Comments

  1. We always made a big ordeal out of Easter in my home, and the denomination I attended as a child. I am happy to celebrate the sacrifice Christ made each Lord’s Day as well. :)

  2. “In regard to Easter and celebrating the death and resurrection of Christ, we do that most every week of the year….”

    Amen and amen! Good post!