Easter is coming!
We are less than two weeks away from celebrating one of the most significant moments of our faith as believers – Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. These are fundamental moments in Jesus’ story that essentially shape who we are and why we believe… but might be a little hard to grasp for young ones.
As we head into the final days leading up to Good Friday and Easter, we wanted to share some fun, hands-on activities that you could do with your kids to help keep Jesus at the center of the holiday.
You might have heard of this one already, but resurrection rolls are an easy – and DELICIOUS – way for little ones to grasp the concept of resurrection. Start by reading some of the Easter story, and focus on Jesus’ burial and subsequent resurrection. Then, as you make the these rolls, you can use the ingredients to visually explain what happened when Jesus rose from the grave.CLICK HERE
EASTER STORY SNACK MIX
Teach your kids the story of Easter with this cute and easy snack mix! Kids will have a blast putting this together. The website also includes free printables with Scripture references that can guide you as you assemble the trail mix. Make this snack for yourselves or give it as a gift – this would make a great treat for classmates, neighbors or friends!CLICK HERE
If you have some older kids, or maybe even some budding gardeners, this is a great activity to keep hands busy as you teach them about meaning of Easter. After assembling this resurrection garden, the beautiful result will be a miniature display of the Easter story and can be kept outside as a visual reminder for months to come. Not quite ready to try out your green thumb? CLICK HERE for a Lego version!CLICK HERE
HOLY WEEK READINGS
Easter is more than just the resurrection, and the days leading up to it are vital to the story. Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday with Jesus’ arrival to Jerusalem and spans through Easter Sunday with His resurrection. This website is a great resource for Holy Week readings that include a printable road map detailing Jesus’ journey to the cross. You can even make a Jesus figurine to move each day!CLICK HERE
If you do any of these Easter activities with your kids, make sure to tag us on social media (@hillsidechurches) so we can see!
JOIN US FOR EASTER!
April 16 at 4 p.m. | April 17 at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
We are so excited to offer both online and in-person gathering options this upcoming Easter weekend! Kids Ministry will be available for birth-5th grade and you can register on our website. Want to be a part of helping us to share the Good News of Jesus this Easter? Sign up to serve in one of our many different opportunities throughout the weekend!
Friday, April 15 | 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we reflect on Jesus' work on the cross. Families are encouraged to experience the gathering together.