I love simple things you can do with or use with kids to convey spiritual truth. Here are 3 simple ‘teachable moments’ you can use with your kids.
1. Faith in Motion—While telling children about the first Easter, stand up and act out what’s happening. For example, run in place, peer into a tomb, act surprised or scared, jump for joy, and gently shake a partner’s shoulder to share the good news.
2. Easter Party—Throw a party to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead—and to remind children that Easter morning is about more than baskets of candy. Play praise music while you enjoy a special breakfast. Then wave streamers, make confetti, and play homemade musical instruments.
3. Special Message—Hide hollow chocolate eggs, rather than plastic or real eggs. Tell children to hunt for the eggs, which contain a special message. As kids discover their eggs are hollow, talk about Jesus’ empty tomb on Easter morning. Then have them share what the resurrection means to them.