There was always an assortment of candy in my Easter basket growing up, but what I remember even more fondly are the non-edible, experience-based gifts they contained. The following are some examples of non-candy items I have included in my own children's Easter baskets.
Have you ever made a May basket? They are fun and easy to make, and they bring joy to the neighborhood! Enjoy this forgotten tradition of welcoming Spring on May 1st!
A centuries-old tradition practiced at sunrise on the day Christ's resurrection continues to be observed today. Do you think the sun dances for His son on Easter morning?
Easter is celebrated each year during the month of April. Where and when did it all begin? This article includes some background and fun facts about the holiday as well as a description of the Christian meaning of Easter with examples and illustrations.
Get in the Easter spirit with this adorable denim bunny craft! All you need are a few household items and some basic craft supplies.
Dyeing eggs is an easy and rewarding craft project that is fun to do with kids. Once dyed, the eggs make a vibrant addition to the Easter table. Use up those leftover boiled eggs and give the kids some kitchen skills in the process. Instructions for an egg-cracking game are also included.
Here are three DIY creations for the spring holiday. Simple and fun to make, these crafts add a little color to Easter.
This article will describe how a team of three people created a striking display for our church for Easter. The materials required for this project are quite affordable. This project was fun and demanding and was a gift offered to our church to aid our celebration of the resurrection of our Lord.
Easter is a fun-filled time for children, as well as the most important festival in the Christian calendar. This article relates the pagan history of some Easter customs, how the focus on eggs at Easter started and continues, and describes some ancient Easter customs.
Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.
Celebrate Easter with this cute bunny! This project uses just basic materials and can be simplified to do with all ages. Or you can add a lot of detail to dress up your bunny for the Easter holiday!
Easter is almost here! Gather the kids for this simple and fun art project.
This article presents 10 fun and interesting facts about Easter for kids and adults to discover and enjoy. Teachers and educators can use this as a starting resource page in the spring season.
This is an easy craft for kids to make. This tutorial will teach you how to make an adorable bunny puppet.
Make Easter even more fun by playing a few word games during your festivities! Here are over 100 words related to Easter and it's religious significance to help you plan a new Easter tradition!
This Christ-centered Easter egg hunt is the perfect thing to bring the real spirit of Easter into your home while having a lot of fun with your family at the same time.
These decoration ideas use common and inexpensive materials to bring interest and meaning to the church during the seasons of Lent and Easter.
Many of us are familiar with the Easter holiday, but what is the real meaning of Easter and Lent, and what are some Easter and Lent traditions? Learn about Easter bread, egg frittata and palm weaving.
Speeches are a wonderful way to communicate an important holiday message. These seven poems and speeches highlight the religious meaning of the Easter holiday. Share one or more with your family, friends, or congregation this Easter Sunday!
Easter is fast approaching and it's time to start planning how you're going to decorate your classroom! Here is a list of 10 good Easter bulletin board ideas to get the kiddos involved!
Why buy chocolate Easter eggs from the store when you can make your own amazing treats at home? When you have control over the Easter eggs that you make, they're much more special! Here's how.
What child wouldn't love to get a real, live bunny for Easter? Maybe it seems like a good time to teach a child some responsibility, but parents should think carefully before giving a live animal.
Do you want to color your Easter eggs naturally this year instead of using commercial food dyes for your shells? You probably have some ingredients around the house that will work to color eggs!
Easter egg hunts are not just for children! Use these ideas to host an egg hunt between you and your partner or a group of friends.
If you are looking for a fun activity to brighten everyone's day at the office this spring, why not try "hopping" your co-workers? It is simple, inexpensive, and fun for all participants.
Arts and crafts projects are a great way to teach creativity and keep children busy during a hectic holiday. These easy, Easter-themed crafts are appropriate for children of all ages. I hope you and yours enjoy these fun projects as much as we did!
Plastic eggs are available to buy if you want to make a child-friendly Easter tree this year. Small children love crafts, but painting fragile egg shells may be too difficult for them. Choose plastic instead. Learn how to coat plastic cheaply and easily so that they can be painted with watercolors.
Sandwiched between the horror of crucifixion and the glory of resurrection—between the sorrow of Friday and the celebration of Sunday—is "the silence of Saturday." On this day, scripture was silent and so were the angels. Learn more about the importance of the day before Christ's resurrection.
In the U.S., many people send Easter cards to family and friends who live far away when they cannot see each other during this holiday season. Here's a pop-up card everyone will enjoy getting.
Learn how to make beautiful, non-traditional Easter egg decorations that last long after all the jelly beans are gone. Get instructions for blowing out the eggs, silk dyeing, hand painting, and making decoupage hanging egg ornaments.
Hey, big kids wanna have fun, too! But teens and tweens can feel awkward participating in traditionally "little kid" activities like hunting for Easter eggs. Here's a great idea for including those older kids and letting them join in on the fun.