It is a little impossible to steer away our kids from the Easter Bunny, Chocolate filled Creme Eggs or the basket full of treats , they will be expose to these anyway just take a trip to the grocery store. It is confusing for them too. As early as March, stores are already decorated and selling Easter candies, baskets, cute dresses . It is sadly commercialize ( just like Christmas I think) . Instead of putting the focus on how Jesus saved us , stores may teach our kids about the coming of Easter bunny!
Teaching them what Easter is really about is what matters. A moderation on treats is OK , there is nothing wrong with that. It is also important to let our kids be kids. It is our responsibility as parents to teach them what Easter is about. There are a lot of ways to celebrate Easter , celebrating Jesus ..His resurrection.
Here's a couple blogs that I recommend as well.
Beyond the bunny - Christ Centered Easter
The Quest : Teaching kids what Easter is all about.
These are the books we read to the girls,
From our local library :
From our book shelves:
I need an Easter Egg by Harriet Ziefert
Disney's Can you Find the Easter Eggs, Pooh?
The Easter Story from Standard Bible Storybook retold by Carolyn Larsen
Here's the craft that we made , an Easter egg tree paper craft .You can download this free printable at
We dyed eggs too.. You can either use ( food safe) dye tablets or kool aid ( just mix with 2/3 cups of water). You will also need several coloring cups , egg dipper and a clear/white crayon to write on your if you like and of course your hard boiled eggs.
We also have used this from the dollar store..
These are the baskets hubby and I have put together:
Bible , books , toothbrushes, socks, pencil cases , a toy , and a single candy treat.
and this is from their Grandma.. filled with socks , rubber duckies , wind up toys ( that they both love) , scented markers , a couple of treats for each.
As for the plastic eggs, we filled them up with hair ponytail holders and clips , fun and kid friendly necklaces , sticker and a few m&m treats.
Here is a free printable from Happy Home Fairy that teaches what is a real Easter Bunny.