As we navigate this new normal, we’d love to bless you with some Easter resources to help you celebrate meaningfully at home this year.
08 Apr, 2020
Most of us have never experienced Easter in this way before.
We’re in the middle of history. So this year as you reflect upon what Easter means to you—here a few ways you can celebrate at home!
1. Family Sunrise Service
Even though we can’t meet in person for Easter this year, that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on a sunrise service! Why not host one with your family in your own backyard?
Grab a picnic blanket, sing your favourite song together, and reflect on how the rising sun reminds us that after the darkness of Good Friday, it is a new day.
Jesus has risen, and with his rising, the world is changed.
2. Get Out the Colouring Pencils
Our friends at Compassion International have created these beautiful colouring in downloads! Carve out intentional time for creativity and relaxation with one of these colouring pages for the kids (and let’s be honest, the adults too)—inspired by each region of the world where sponsored children in Compassion’s programs live.
3. Make Your Own Communion Bread
If the thought of having to make communion bread fills you with dread, move on to the next idea. But if you’ve baked more in the past month than in the past five years combined, consider baking communion bread for a really special Easter communion. You can find a plethora of recipes online—and don’t worry, the next idea isn’t making homemade grape juice.
4. Make Your Own Portable Easter Garden
Check out this cute ‘Garden of Hope’, to remind you of the tomb where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Thanks Compassion International!
As you create your mini garden, you can pray for hope to sweep across the globe during times that feel hopeless.
5. Hang Out with Colin Buchanan (Virtually)
Have some fun with one of our favourites—Colin Buchanan, renowned children’s entertainer and all-round great guy (we’re not even biased). Kids’ Talks with Colin is a special new video series featuring short talks, Bible readings, prayers and of course, music!
There’s even a special Easter message for you this week to download and get your kids singing, dancing, praying and learning about God.
We pray that as you reflect this year on the ultimate sacrifice of Christ, you are refreshed and wrapped in His grace, hope, love and joy!
For more egg-cellent resources (including recipes, playlists and more), check out this Easter hub by Compassion International.
A version of this blog was originally published by Compassion International.
Photos by Craig Thompson, Abby Chu and Ryan Johnson
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