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Family Fun Ideas for Easter: 5 Activities for Parents to Lead

family fun ideas for Easter

Family fun ideas for Easter help parents and children celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. These five parent-led activities work well as family devotions. Share the ideas with parents in your church and children’s ministry. Then they can use the activities during Lent or throughout the year to remember the good news of Easter.

5 Family Fun Ideas for Easter

1. Stone Surprise

Let your kids discover the surprise of the empty tomb on Easter morning with these plaster rocks.

You’ll need:

  • tissue paper
  • aluminum foil
  • plaster of Paris
  • paint
  • paintbrushes
  • a small plastic butterfly to hide inside the rock

Wrap the butterfly in tissue paper. Then wrap aluminum foil tightly around the covered butterfly. Mix plaster of Paris according to package instructions. Roll the foil packet in the plaster of Paris mixture until it’s completely covered. Then place it on wax paper to dry. Once it’s dry, paint it to make the rock look realistic.

On Easter morning, let your child crack open the rock to reveal the butterfly toy. Remind your child about the new life we have because Jesus rose from the dead on Easter morning.

2. Prayer Eggs

During Easter week, use a basket of prayer eggs to encourage your family to spend time together in prayer.

Place slips of paper with prayer topics inside plastic eggs. Make enough eggs for each family member to open one per day during the week leading up to Easter. Include praise and gratitude and prayers for family members, your church, and the community.

Open the prayer eggs at meals or bedtime and pray as a family for the requests. Place special prayer eggs in the basket on Easter morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

3. Picture This

Young children often have to be away from their parents during the day. Ease your time apart by asking your child to tell about his or her day in pictures.

Ask your child to draw a picture of something he or she did or the best part of the day. Then ask your child to show you the picture at the end of the day. Try to guess what the picture is about. Then let your child reveal the picture’s story and talk about the day.