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Celebrate Easter With Your Kids

Religious and Non-religious Easter Traditions You Can Enjoy Together


From making crafts, to cooking, to sharing stories, there are many religious and non-religious ways to celebrate Easter together.

Color Easter Eggs

Color Easter eggs together as a family.
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Make this tradition even more fun by trying out different techniques each year. You can even "vote" for which types of colored eggs you like best. For example, you might compare "regular" food coloring Easter eggs with marbled Easter eggs. For tips, watch the video Coloring Easter Eggs With Kids.

Attend a Community Easter Egg Hunt

Attend an Easter egg hunt with your kids this spring
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Grab a few Eater baskets and take your kids to a local Easter Egg Hunt. In fact, community events like these are great opportunities to invite friends and neighbors--or even your co-parent--along. (And don't forget to bring your camera!)

Play Easter Egg Games

A single mom enjoys playing outdoor games with her kids.
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Make a tranditonal Easter egg hunt even more fun by adding your own Easter games, like an egg and spoon relay, an egg toss, or an egg roll.  Invite your kids to create new games of their own, too.

Visit the Easter Bunny Together

Visit the Easter bunny with your children.
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Celebrate Easter by taking your kids to see the Easter Bunny at your local mall or by riding the Easter Bunny Express Train. Again, remember to take lots of pictures so that you can cherish the memories for years to come.

Make Easter Story Cookies

A young girl helps her mom make cookies.
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Share the story of Easter with your children as you make these delicious cookies. Each part of the recipe will instruct you to read a different verse telling the story of Easter.

Make Resurrection Buns

Make resurrection buns with your kids this Easter.
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Celebrate Easter with these yummy breakfast treats.  Not only are they tasy and fun to make, but because the finished product is empty inside, they also illustrate the message of Easter.

Share the Story of Easter

Mom reading a bible story to her children.
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There are lots of ways you can share the Easter story with your children. You can begin simply by telling the story from your heart. Then, if you wish, you can also read the story together directly out of the Bible. Additional ways of sharing the Easter story include reading children's books about Easter and watching an Easter movie together. In time these can become traditions you'll look forward to sharing again each year.

Attend Church Services Together

A mom takes her son to church.
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If you haven't found a "home church" for your family, Easter is a great time to begin looking.  Begin by asking around for recommendations. In addition, check the religion section of your local newspaper to find out what types of services are available. Don't limit yourself to the church buildings you see driving around town, as lots of congregations meet in alternative locations, such as school auditoriums. In addition, make a list of things you're looking for, such as children's programs, an active youth group, or a single parent support group. This will help you find a place to celebrate Easter that best suits your needs.

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