Easter is my favorite holiday for several reasons! I hope some of these traditions help you make celebrating easter easy, fun and meaningful. Easy ways to make Easter traditions a piece of cake:
Easy Traditional Easter Decorations
Easter is a beautiful holiday and time of year that remind us of Christ’s resurrection & NEW LIFE! An easy Easter tradition is to simply place fresh flowers, and other symbols around the house.
Spruce up your kitchen table, and house, with a bright tablecloth, fresh cut flowers, and a basket of colorful eggs! I love how spring blooms and eggs remind us of new LIFE, and that is what Easter is all about!
Easter Dinner Tradition
We love to have a big family dinner on Easter. Everyone is invited, but usually, Grandparents come along with a few of our adult siblings and cousins!
The kids have usually had too much sugar by dinner so I like to make sure there’s plenty of veggie side dishes and protein to help balance things out! Some of my favorite sides to service for easter include a Berry Fruit Salad, a big Green Bean Casserole, Green Salad, a veggie & cheese tray, and of course mashed potatoes with homemade gravy!
Make Easter Dinner an event, by dressing up your table and counters with fresh flowers, colorful eggs, and linens!
Read Simple Scriptures The Week Before:
The week before Easter is called, Holy Week by many faiths. It’s easy to build up to Easter by sharing the things Jesus did with the kids for 5 minutes a day the week before!
- Make Easter holy by remembering Him, the palms strewn in his path, and the palms of His hands! On Palm Sunday read the account of Jesus’s triumphal entry in (Matthew 21: 1-11) as a family. Look at pictures depicting the scene, like this one:
- Monday read what Jesus did on that day when he cleansed the temple and healed the sick in Matthew 21:12-22. After that, visit a temple or cathedral and imagine what if must have felt like!
- Tuesday read John 3:16 and John 10:10 about God’s LOVE for us!
- Wednesday read about Jesus miracles and parables, like in Matthew 52. Or watch a good little film with the kids about them like this one.
- Thursday (Last Supper). Make lentil soup with flatbread, and grape or red juice to drink. While you’re eating, read about the last supper in Matthew 26:17-35. His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane Matthew 26:36-46. His arrest and trial in Matthew 26:47-68.
- Friday read about Jesus death in Matthew 27.
- Saturday, Christ was in heaven and this is a good day to decorate Easter eggs!
- Sunday – (Easter morning) watch videos of Christ’s atonement & resurrection! There are many good ones, but we love this one. Another good video about what Christ has done is called, “Because of Him“!
After that, we like to attend Church! This Sunday we have Church online as Conference, and anyone can tune in. Easter Sunday is always special at church with Easter messages and music!
Decorating Easter Eggs Tradition!
One of the easy ways to make Easter traditions a piece of cake is coloring eggs! It’s a fun Easter tradition, and everyone LOVES decorating boiled easter eggs. You can do this as fancy or as simply as you like, and kids always love it! Grab one of the dye kits at your local grocery store, or use beet juice, turmeric, and dark greens with vinegar to dye your eggs!
If you have colorful real chicken eggs, skip the dying part all together and decorate boiled Easter eggs with glitter, stitchers, or markers!
In some countries, they hollow out eggs and decorate empty egg shell as a beautiful representation of the empty tomb and resurrection!
Easy Easter Egg Hunt Tradition
We do an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday for the little kids. Our older kids like to fill plastic eggs with candy, and go hide all the real and candy eggs for the littles!
You can make this as simple as Hiding your decorated eggs, and candy around the house and yard. Give each kid a basket, and let them hunt for treasures! They are thrilled when they get to fill a basket with bright easter eggs and candy!
Or get a few friends together to have an Easter Egg Hunt… When it comes to celebrating, the more the merrier!
I hope these easy ways to make Easter traditions a piece of cake inspire you!
And that you add some meaningful Easter traditions to your family for years to come.