I love Easter!
It is one of my favorite times of year. Springtime, flowers, and Easter candy (which is the best candy of the year) makes me happy.
Every year I pull out some of my family’s traditional Easter things that we use every year. Yes, we dye eggs. We also do our own version of an Easter egg hunt which has now grown into a scavenger hunt with clues, now that my kids are getting older. But my favorite things are those tangible pieces that remind us of why we celebrate. So here are my top three things that help us remember that Easter is about the death and resurrection of our Lord. He is Risen!
My favorite book I pull out every year is The Tale of Three Trees. There is something powerful about this tale of three trees and how they are used in powerful ways to fulfill the promise of our Savior from his birth to His death and resurrection. I have used this book in the classroom, in the sunday school room, and with my own children through the years.
Whoever invented Resurrection Eggs is brilliant. We have used these in my family since my kids were very little and have even made our own version. When my kids were younger it helped them to have a concrete item to understand the Easter story but now it helps them retell the story in their own words. A great resource for teacher and student too.
The Easter Cross Witness is new to my family this year. I found out about this yard cross through a Facebook friend who started selling these in 2005. There is a wonderful little story for why he felt led to make these. Please go here and learn about The Easter Cross Witness and understand why I immediately went out and bought one. There is a great story and a great truth to this cross. My kids and I put it out in our front yard and we will turn it around on Easter Sunday so the words “He is Risen” will be displayed on the front for all to see.
These are a few of my favorite things. Feel free to share yours in the comments section.
He is Risen!