This is a collection of ideas for you to browse and choose one — yes, I recommend just one! — thing to try out this Easter.
How to choose a faith at home activity
When choosing what sort of faith at home activity to do in Lent, or any other season, I always suggest people think about three things:
- What your family is like? What type of activities do you enjoy? What things are you passionate about?
- What sort of faith are you wanting to grow? What part of your faith is important to you? Knowledge, trust, imagination, or action? What are you pretty good at? What could you grow more in?
- What season are you in? Are you exhausted? Do you have mostly younger children who need assistance or older ones who can do things without as much help? Are you in a place where you need to do something easy or challenging?
- Remembering Jesus whenever we eat bread
- Here’s a fun idea with dice to encourage discussion as you read the Easter story
- These Easter puppets are simple to make and fun to use
- Check out this Biblical feasts podcast from The Bible Project
- Mini-egg prayers are great for kids and it’s easy to fit in a busy schedule
- Try listening to the Easter story (here’s why this is a good idea)
- Ever wondered about Passover? You might like the Godventure Passover workshop
- Here’s an idea for a short devotional each day of Holy Week
- Make a Holy Week Box
- Get deeper into the Easter story with this reading challenge
- Explore the Easter story in a non-fiction kind of way: Questions to get you started
- Use this wonderful book to read through and reflect as a family
- Purchase the Story of Lazarus book
Ideas for under 5s
- Try telling the Easter story together using homemade puppets or finger puppets
- Have fun with playdough – make an Easter garden or use it to tell the Easter story
- Here are my favourite books to explore Easter with under 5s
- Use Duplo or Lego to share Bible stories together
- The Bible Society has a lovely range of resources, including Easter storybooks and videos to watch
- Even littles can learn to pray with a picture prayer book
- Here’s a simple activity that works for all ages or multiple families and here’s an idea to create the story using dry pasta!
- Make a Paschal Candle
- Create an Easter story photobook
- Make a stop motion movie using toys to act out the Easter story. Stikbot is a free app that makes this easy to do.
- Create a simple prayer book
- Storyboarding is a great way to get creative and learn at the same time
- Why not tell the Easter story with breadsticks with eyes? You’ll have so much fun with this one!
- Two ideas for Easter eggs: make your own chocolate eggs and fill them with sweets or, make some resurrection eggs
- Love to bake? You might enjoy Bake through Holy Week with Rachel Summers
- Use Story Stones, go for a walk to collect some stones or use that forgotten pile of stone your kids have collected in the past!
- Re-tell the story on your next family outing
- Outdoorsy family? Here’s a simple idea for a story treasure hunt (works well with eggs too!)