Easter for the Whole Family
Looking for fun, family friendly activities to do after you and your child have done the lesson? Continue reading for some fun ideas.
Conversation Guide for the Family Easter Story
After you watch the Family Easter Story as a family, read and discuss the following:
“The Easter story amazes me! God sent Jesus to the world to remind us that He is greater than anything that can go wrong. The simple fact that Jesus came back to life is proof that we can face anything bad that happens.
One way to think about it is this, “I can … because Jesus is alive. I can keep loving because Jesus is alive. I can be brave because Jesus is alive. I can have hope because Jesus is alive.”
Let’s, take a few minutes and add to this list of things you can do because Jesus is alive. Answer this question as a family, “How would you fill in the blank, ‘I can ______ because Jesus is alive.’”?”
Easter Jam Resources
Indoor Easter Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt is meant to give kids a fun adventure to go on through the house while reminding them of a part of the Easter story with each clue. Hide each item as described in each step. One at a time, give the clue to your child and direct them to go find the item. When they return with the item, read the Bible selections provided.
Tip: Hide the items the night before while your kids are asleep so they don’t accidentally find any of the clues before you’re ready for the scavenger hunt to begin.
What you need: a small leaf, a piece of cereal, three dimes, toothpicks taped in the shape of a cross, small thorny branch, tiny nail or straight pin, jar of any spice, small rock, empty plastic egg, an item of your choosing to serve as a “prize” for completing the scavenger hunt (candy, gum, a special privilege, etc)
Item 1- Small Leaf
- Hide in kitchen: A small leaf as a “palm branch” symbolizing the scene described in Matthew 21:1–11
- Clue: The people sang praise as Jesus rode in, your first clue is in the kitchen.
Item 2 – Piece of Cereal
- Hide where your kids play: A piece of cereal to illustrate the Last Supper described in Matthew 26:17–19
- Clue: Jesus ate with his friends near his final day, find your next clue in the place where you play.
Item 3 – Three Dimes
- Hide under your couch: Three dimes to symbolize Judas’ betrayal of Christ as described in Matthew 27:3
- Clue: Judas betrayed Jesus for some coins in a pouch, for your next clue, go look under your couch.
Item 4 – Toothpicks Glued in the Shape of a Cross
- Hide in bathroom: Toothpicks glued in the shape of a cross to reflect Jesus carrying His cross as described in John 19:17
- Clue: Jesus’ love for you led him to the cross, find your next clue in the bathroom with the floss
Item 5 – Small Thorny Branch (or single thorn)
- Hide under your bed: A small thorny branch or a single thorn to show Jesus’ crown as described in John 19:2
- Clue: The soldiers put a crown of thorns on Jesus’ head, now you need to go check under a bed.
Item 6 – Tiny Nail (or straight pin)
- Hide under table: A tiny nail or straight pin to illustrate nailing Jesus to the cross from John 19:18 and 37, 20:25–29
- Clue: Jesus died for your sins and mine, go look under the table where you dine.
Item 7 – A Jar of Any Spice
- Hide in your chest: A jar of any spice to reflect Jesus’ burial as described in John 19:40
- Clue: Jesus’ body was laid to rest, go look for your next clue in your chest.
Item 8 – A Small Rock
- Hide in closet: A small rock to illustrate the tomb covering of John 20:1
- Clue: An angel rolled back the stone and sat on it. Search for your next clue in a closet.
Item 9 – Empty Plastic Egg
- Hide near the bread: Empty Easter egg to show “He is risen!” as described in John 20:6–7
- Clue: Jesus is risen, He’s back from the dead, find your next clue somewhere near the bread.
Item 10 – Prize of your Choosing (candy, gum, Easter egg with Jelly beans)
- Hide prize near the front door
- Clue: Jesus’ love goes on and on, head to the front door to see what you’ve won!!
“PC Kids” Easter Egg Decorating
- Create your own PC Kids Easter Egg to show the world! Post a pic of you showing off your PC Kids Egg on Facebook or Instagram and tag #pcathome.
- Don’t have eggs at home? No worries! Draw an egg on a piece of paper, or paint a rock and give it a creative design. Take a pic of you posing with your decorated egg. Post your pic on Facebook or Instagram with the tag #pcathome.
- We can’t wait to see what you and your family come up with!
- Below are links to some creative ideas for decorating your eggs:
Easter Outdoor Fun
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Family Easter Picture #pcathome
For this challenge, you’ll need to decide who is the technology genius at your house. Maybe it’s a step-parent, an aunt, or an eighth grader. Either way, decide who that person is now.
Got it? Awesome!! Go outside and take a family Easter photo. You can be dressed up or in your PJs. It can be totally normal with smiling faces or silly with one of those filters that turns your face into a bunny rabbit. No matter how you do it, take a family photo and make it awesome.
Then, share it to social media! Remember to use the hashtag #pcathome so we can see your family’s Easter style. Maybe now more than ever, this is a time to celebrate and remember God’s faithfulness and the hope He gives us in Jesus. After all, that’s what makes Easter so. . . happy!!
For even more fun Easter activities, check out our “Easter at Home” board on Pinterest!