Happy Easter, beautiful friend!
He is risen!
If there was ever a time to hear this good news, it is now. We need this news.
Jesus rose from the dead and gave us the absolute most luxurious extravagant priceless gift, connection with God, and eternal life.
And this year, even though we will celebrate this beautiful gift, differently, it doesn’t mean we can’t make it special.
Resurrection Sunday is one of the most special days of the year in the Buffington Casa. It’s when we come together and remember what the Lord did for us. We try to teach our little ones ( 2 and 4) about what Jesus did and the gospel.
These are some things we will be doing this year.
1) Resurrection themed coloring
Coloring is the perfect way to illustrate and explain to your kids what we are celebrating.
2) Story-time about God’s love story with humanity
I love using Bible stories to explain to my kids the Bible. When telling this story, I keep the focus more on what motivated God to do this crazy act, love. I suggest you take this opportunity to affirm your children on how much God loves them and everything he had to go though just to make a way back to Him for us.
3) Baking Easter cookies
Every child dreams of helping in the kitchen. Baking cookies it’s the perfect way to bring the family together. I love this idea because you can keep it simple. Easter theme cookies are, basically, hearts and crosses. Here is an awesome sugar cookie recipe.
Sugar Cookie Recipe:
Via: Rachel Parcell
Ingredients List for Dough::
2 cups *softened butter (I use unsalted but you can use either)
2 cups sugar *(heaping)
2 teaspoon vanilla *(I add a little extra)
2 teaspoon almond extract *(I add a little extra)
6 teaspoon baking powder
7 cups flour *(I don’t like mine too dry, I usually end up only using 5-6 cups of flour, your dough should still be a little sticky)
1. Mix wet ingredients with sugar then slowly add baking powder and slowly add flour.
2. Mix well
3. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes
4. Bake for *6-7 minutes at 375 on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. (In my oven I only cook them for 5-6 minutes. *I like them to be extra soft and they will continue to cook a bit after you pull them out, DON’T let them get golden brown).
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe::
via Barefoot Contessa
1 pound cream cheese *(2 sticks)
3/4 pound unsalted butter at room temperature *(3 sticks of 1/2 cubes softened butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 pounds powdered sugar
*Mix together in mixer.
4) Resurrection Crafts
There are thousands of crafts you can make with your kids that refer them to the cross and Jesus’ gift. I would say, try to stick to resurrection themed crafts and not so much bunnies and eggs, if you can. The point is to teach our babies what we are celebrating on Easter.
I love this craft and lesson to teach kids about the resurrection via mrsjonescreationstation.com
5) Gratitude walk.
I’m always trying to redirect my kid’s and my heart back to gratefulness. Thanksgiving is a powerful tool that can serve us to live a happier fuller life. In this season, we must take time to thank God for our salvation and His sacrifice, intentionally.
There you have it, friend, quick and straightforward. I hope this helps you.
How are you celebrating Easter this year? Tell me in the comments =)[