A Little Bunny and a Lot of Jesus

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Explaining the Easter bunny is a lot like explaining Santa. Santa is easy because that was simply the nickname given for St. Nicholas—who is a great Christmas story. The Easter bunny is a little trickier, but still doable. How did the Easter bunny come to be associated with the celebration of the resurrection of Christ? In…

Movies for the Family at Easter

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The Easter season has become a favorite time of year for families to watch movies about Jesus, his crucifixion and resurrection, and other biblical stories that point to the savior. Below are a few recommended shows for families, kids, and adults that will help keep the focus on Christ and his amazing gift of salvation.…

A Resurrection Garden How-to for Easter

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I’ve seen many different versions of Resurrection Gardens through the years and had always wanted to make one. Being a Type A person, I finally put it on my calendar for the following February to make sure we remembered to not let another year pass. With my kids getting older, I’m realizing more and more how…

Making Easter Spiritually Meaningful for Kids

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Easter is a busy, exciting celebration for the Christian faith. But between chocolate, eggs, and a certain furry animal who likes to hide them both, it’s easy to lose sight of what the holiday is all about. Yes, bunnies and chicks are fun and festive, but Jesus triumphing over death to free humanity from sin?…

Why did a good ‘Dad’ let them kill his Son?

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Your kids will probably ask you that question someday. Are you ready to answer? There isn’t a child or, quite frankly, an adult who finds that question simple to understand or answer. Surely God could have come up with a better way to save our souls than to kill his child. Good dads don’t let bad…

Five Differences Easter Makes

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Most of us will buy candy for our kids, put on our better clothes for church, and attend a special service or two this Easter season. Perhaps we’ll even get up early and go to a sunrise service nearby. But the question will still always be, Does Easter make any difference in my life?   Hopefully,…

Easter: 4 Fun Hide & Seek Scripture Eggs Ideas

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Kids young and old enjoy a good hunt, so why not multi-purpose those plastic Easter eggs and incorporate Scripture!  Here are variety of ideas that can be geared up or down depending on the age or ability of your child(ren): Fill eggs with… Picture Clue Fill eggs with nothing, except for one egg that has a picture…

Merry Easter from the Skitzy Chicks

Carrie addresses the need for families to redirect their focus toward the Christ-centered mentality of Easter. However, Melinda still really likes to get into the commercialized aspects of Easter, like decorating and making models of the resurrection. This video portrays how we can worship and glorify God during the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, even if…

Help Your Child Understand Easter: A 5-Part Bible Study

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Many parents would agree that children should wait until they are older to see the acclaimed movie The Passion of the Christ, which graphically depicts the horrible violence that Jesus Christ endured before giving His life on the cross. For the most part, children in our culture are privileged enough to be insulated from the reality…