Easter isn’t just a religious holiday marking the resurrection of Jesus – it’s also an opportunity to learn about and grow within our Catholic faith together as families. Whether you’re celebrating Easter at home, or traveling to join in with other family members on the big day, these are four ways to make this Easter a celebration that is enjoyable and memorable for your kids.
The Importance of Family Time During the Easter Season
The Easter holiday is here and it’s time to celebrate with family. With so many things going on in the new year, sometimes we have to be reminded to slow down and spend time together. It’s easy to get carried away with your busy schedule and forget about the important moments in life.
When we celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, we grow together. Here are four ways to celebrate the joys of Easter as a family.
Prepare Your Easter Activities and Crafts in Advance
Before Easter Sunday, arrange a workspace for your child in advance for a fun-filled morning of coloring easter eggs! When you see your children’s joyous smiling faces, it makes all the preparation and planning worth it.
Focus on Family Time
Sometimes we can be so focused on our day-to-day lives that we forget the little things that make each day unique. Put down your phone, get off social media and enjoy this time with your child. Take a little time to explore the world around you and take in all that nature has to offer. You’ll be amazed at the things you find together! By enjoying time in nature on this holy day, we’re reminded of the joys of the world God has created for us.
Share in Life’s Simple Joys Together
Easter is a time to celebrate the birth of life and the miracle that is Christ’s love for humanity. It’s an important reminder of how precious children are and a great opportunity to teach your kids that new activities can be fun! Share in your children’s excitement; explore together, capture memories together, and create together. This year, take more pictures and create a photo album to remember these holiday moments forever.
Watch a Heartfelt Easter Movie
As you and your family prepare for the Easter season, it’s a great time to use media and entertainment to help you focus on the true meaning of Easter. Invite your kids to browse their favorite streaming service to find an Easter movie they’ll love!
At the core of the Easter holiday is the celebration and commemoration of Christ. It’s a time when we should be thankful for our blessings and good fortune, as well as grow in our faith together as a family.