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Making Easter Significant

Did you know that over 80 million chocolate bunnies are made for Easter in North America? That's a lot of chocolate. This Easter, take some time with your family to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus and bring significance to your celebrations.

Here are a few ideas below to help you get started.

Easter Garden

Get a shallow dish and make your own Easter garden. A small pot can help you create the tomb, with a stone that has been rolled away. Add some smaller stones, and make a path with some eggshells and you have a beautiful centerpiece. Sprinkle some grass seed and have the children water it each day, grass will grow and it will be a great reminder of the new life we have in Christ.

Jelly Bean Poem

You can use jellybeans to tell the Easter Story. You can find these poems on Pinterest and quite easily you can print them out and attach the poem to a jar. Have your children read the poem and tell the story of Easter using the different colours of the jellybeans.

Resurrection Rolls

These are a great treat to serve on Resurrection Sunday. Buy the store prepared crescent roll dough as well as large marshmallows and cinnamon. Dip the marshmallows in butter, roll in cinnamon then put inside the crescent roll. When the roll bakes, it will leave an empty space inside the roll and it will remind children that the tomb was empty - Jesus rose from the dead!

Easter Story Eggs

This is a fun way to teach the Easter Story to children. There are many variations of resurrection eggs online, find one that is good for your family. Keep your Eggs out during Easter so your kids can open then and explore all the different aspects of the Easter Story.

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