Holidays are fun! Excitement builds as we anticipate days off from school, possible vacations, family time, or any other number of things we get to do. This is a great time to focus on some family time and to plan an activity or two together. Sadly, the world has commercialized Easter, and sometimes we forgo any celebration in order to help preserve the sacredness of this special day. However, we can still do special things that pertain to Easter without making our children concentrate on bunnies and candy.
Think of things that are possibly associated with Easter, and put a spiritual application to them. Decorating eggs can remind us to be transformed to the image of Christ. Baby bunnies remind us that we need to grow in Christ instead of remain baby Christians. Candy reminds us of the sweetness of His love for us. Easter baskets remind us to think of others and to be a blessing to our family members. Tiny chicks remind us of the new life Christ brings. The possibilities are endless!
Yes, we need to make sure our children don’t think of Easter the same way the world thinks, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot have any fun traditions associated with it. Have an egg or candy hunt in your yard, put inexpensive gifts and a little candy in Easter baskets, dye eggs, go shopping for new clothes if God has blessed you with the money to do so, and have fun at Easter!