Here are 20 Ways to Celebrate the Easter Season!
- Display a resurrection set! Just like you have a nativity set during Christmas, have a resurrection set and display it somewhere prominent during the Easter season. Don’t have one? Make one! I have a printable resurrection set for free here, and a paid download to make your own Resurrection peg doll set here. Keep it out through Pentecost.
- Make your own Pascal candle, or get a white candle blessed by your priest. Light it each night at dinner through the Easter season.
- Decorate your house for Easter. It’s not too late- it’s exactly the right time! Read all about having a Paschal candle at home here.
- Teach your kids to say “He is Risen” and then the person responds “He is risen, indeed!” and proclaim this as a greeting to them through the Easter season. Kids love this kind of simple stuff, and it’s no extra work for you!
- Display the word “Alleluia”prominently in your home during this season.
- Make empty tomb crafts. Fun and totally Easter centered!
- Learn about the Jelly Bean prayer, and print your own jelly bean prayer here.
- Given that butterflies are a symbol of the resurrection (like Christ arose from the tomb, the caterpillar emerges from the cocoon) you can raise and release butterflies during the Easter season!
- Make a bunny craft! Yes, that’s right. Bunnies. On Catholic Icing. For Easter. They are a symbol of new life because they have offspring in abundance.
- Bake bread (Risen Jesus reveals himself in the breaking of the bread) Read this scripture to your kids while you eat the bread. Luke 24:13-35
- Go on a walk (The disciples meet Risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus). At some point during the walk, take a break and read the story from the Bible to your kids. Luke 24:13-35
- Learn the story about doubting Thomas needing the feel the nail holes in Jesus’ hands, then eat any food with a hole in it- like a doughnut.
- Flowers are often a symbol for Easter! New life comes from the seeds beneath the ground. Also, you can celebrate St. Therese’s canonization day which is May 17 (and her nickname was the “little flower”) with a flower craft! Or put white carnations (or other flowers) into water with food coloring and watch them turn colors as they absorb the color over several days. Or press some small flowers in a book.
- Bake Easter sugar cookies!
- Read your favorite Easter picture books with your children. If you don’t have any, start a small collection. It can build over the years of parenthood.
- Did you know peacocks are an ancient Easter symbol? Peacocks were originally believed to be incorrupt because their feathers stayed beautiful after their death, and therefore, became a symbol for Christ. Make a peacock craft in celebration!
- Make a resurrection garden. Repeat after me: It is NOT too late to do this. It is the perfecttime during the Easter season.
- Bake resurrection rolls with your kids. These are sooooo easy to make if you use the canned crescent rolls, and they’re very comparable to cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
- Learn about the legend of the dogwood tree as an Easter symbol and make this dogwood flower craft.
- For sure praying a Novena to the Holy Spirit the 9 days before Pentecost is a great way to end the Easter season!
Read the full article here: https://www.catholicicing.com/50-days-of-easter/
Anne Atkin, Principal
Sacred Heart School
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