Three Ways to Celebrate Easter with Your Children

by Ken Ham on March 13, 2024
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

Easter is perhaps the greatest holiday on the Christian calendar—after all, there’s nothing greater to celebrate than the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. It was his death that paid the penalty for our sin, once for all, and his resurrection that defeated death. Of course, our culture misses that beautiful truth amidst chocolate, bunnies, pastel colors, and baby chickens. So how can we help our children and grandchildren focus on Christ this Easter?

There’s no greater message for our children or grandchildren (or ourselves) to meditate on than the cross and the empty tomb.

There’s no greater message for our children or grandchildren (or ourselves) to meditate on than the cross and the empty tomb. But that shouldn’t just be something we do on Easter Sunday morning or at a Good Friday service. Here are three ways to engage your kids or grandkids with the truth of Christ’s death and resurrection leading up to and on Easter:

  1. Add an Easter/resurrection hymn and Scripture reading to your family worship time. If you regularly practice family worship time or devotions, you can pause what you normally do and instead have a week or two focused on what Easter means for us. Sing Easter or Good Friday hymns (maybe even ask your church what hymns or songs they have planned so your kids will know them by the time the service arrives); read Scripture verses that remind us why we need a Savior, that Christ came to pay our debt, and that he rose from the grave; or even memorize a resurrection passage.

    Some great resources to help with your family worship time include free Easter lessons from our Answers Bible Curriculum; free Easter chapters from The 10-Minute Bible Journey; or, with an Answers TV subscription, fun Building Blocks with Bryan and Avery episodes about Jesus’ death and resurrection (season 4, episodes 12–13).

  2. Make “resurrection rolls” with your kids. If you have younger kids or grandkids, this is a fun Easter morning activity suggested by one of our staff members. Your kids help make the rolls (“grave clothes”), which feature a marshmallow (representing Jesus’ body) inside. Once they come out of the oven (the grave) and are opened, the marshmallow is gone—Jesus has risen! You can find full instructions and teaching for this fun object lesson from AiG’s Bryan and Avery in episode 13 of Building Blocks mentioned above.

  3. Join us for Living History at the Creation Museum. Coming to the Creation Museum on Easter weekend, March 29–30, 2024, is our Living History event which features staff in accurately recreated costumes who give details on the historical background of Easter and Passover. Families will enjoy an auxiliary military camp with soldiers, a money changers’ table, a baker’s shop, and an optional display on Roman justice and punishment—it’s a great way to bring Easter and the New Testament context of Jesus’ last days of earthly ministry to life for kids and parents alike. This event is free with Creation Museum admission (and kids 10 and under enjoy free admission all year) so make plans to come visit us that special weekend.

    • Roman Military Camp
    • Roman Military Camp
    • Roman Military Camp
    • Roman Military Camp
    • Soldier by Tent
    • Census
    • Roman Official
    • Roman official
    • Baker's Shop

Don’t let Easter just come and go this year—purposefully stop and take time as a family to celebrate what Jesus came and did for sinners like you and me.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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