Easter Week: A Walk with Christ


This year I would like to start a new Christ-centered tradition for Easter. We really really enjoyed the 25 Days of Christ that we did for Christmas, so I compiled a bunch of ideas I found online to follow a similar format.


Day 1: Triumphal Entry (Sunday)
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Activity: Make a Hosanna Palm – write ways you will welcome Jesus into your life on your palm leaf

Day 2: Cleansing of the Temple (Monday)
Scripture: Matthew 21:12-22
Activity: Clean a part of the house together as a family

Day 3: Teaching the People (Tuesday)
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13 (Ten Virgins)
Activity: Oil in My Lamp Relay, Living Scriptures Animated Video, or Make Clay Lamps

Day 4: Unknown (Focus on additional teachings of Christ) (Wednesday)
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46 (Sheep and Goats)
Activity: Have every family member draw a picture of a sheep and cut it out/color it. Write down each family member’s name on a piece of paper and exchange names. Have each family member do secret acts of service for the family member’s name they drew and leave their paper sheep as a clue.

Day 5: Passover/Last Supper/Gethsemane (Thursday)
Scripture: Luke 22:11-20
Activity: Make something to help family members remember the Savior during the sacrament at church. One example: SACRAMENT bookmark where children think of a word that reminds them of something Jesus has done for them for each letter.

Day 6: Trial/Crucifixion/Burial (Friday)
Scripture: Luke 22:63-23:56
Activity: Easter Cream Puffs

Easter Cream Puffs
1⁄4 tsp. vinegar
1⁄4 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1⁄2 cup margarine
4 eggs
any flavor filling

Let children smell vinegar. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, he was given vinegar to drink. (John 19:28-30)

Add 1⁄4 teaspoon vinegar to a 2-quart sauce- pan. Mix together 1 cup water and 1⁄4 tea- spoon salt. This represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Add to saucepan.

Add 1 cube margarine and heat mixture until it boils. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup our all at once and stir vigorously. The color white represents the purity of those whose sins have been cleansed through the atonement of Christ. (Isaiah 1:18)

Preheat oven to 375°. Add 4 eggs to our mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition, until smooth. The eggs represent life. Jesus gave his life so that we might live. (John 10:10-11)

Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2” apart. Bake until light golden brown and firm, 25 to 35 minutes. Cool thoroughly.

Cut the puffs in half horizontally and fill the bottoms with about 1 tablespoon vanilla custard, whipped cream or chocolate, vanilla, or lemon pudding each. Replace the tops.

Day 7: Night of Darkness (Saturday)
Scripture: 3 Nephi 8:20-23, 3 Nephi 9:12-18
Activity: Overturn furniture, make things messy and turn the lights off to symbolize the destruction and darkness that took place after the Savior was crucified. Have family members come in and try to navigate in the darkness (crawling is probably safest) and try to find the highest place (the temple) to sit to read scriptures. OR Have a candlelight dinner and read the account while eating.

Day 8: Easter Sunday
Scripture: John 20 or Matt. 28
Activity: Sunrise Devotional/Breakfast, Easter Egg Lesson at dinner, Testimony Meeting

Definitely need to show this new video too:

Easter-themed FHEs:

I am excited to make Easter less about the Easter Bunny and more about Christ and His Resurrection. If any of you have any other ideas, please share!

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