Sunday, April 24, 2011

What Kids Should Know About Easter

Easter is THE most important time of the year for us Christians, even more important than Christmas. Sadly though, many people, Catholics and Christians included, often forget about this, and get lost in the hype of Easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies. Personally, we do not claim to be the perfect Catholic parents, but we hope and pray that our kids will grow up to treasure the wonders and miracles of the Resurrected Lord, and believe in the enduring, saving power of the Cross.

This Easter Sunday, and the succeeding 49 days of Easter after it, may we who are in the ministry of raising up and teaching children (parents, teachers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, KFC facilitators, kids ministers, big brothers and sisters, etc etc) remember to teach our kids that Easter is all about the Lamb, not the rabbit (the customs of which incidentally, is rooted in pagan traditions). 

Here are a few links to help you understand more about why JESUS is the reason for this great and blessed season, and how you can teach your kids about it:

From the Bible Conversation blog: "Is Believing in the Easter Bunny and Jesus the Same?" http://bibleconversation.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/is-believing-in-the-easter-bunny-and-jesus-the-same/

From Grant's Graceland: 
Top Ten Reasons Why Jesus is WAY BETTER Than the Easter Bunny! http://www.grantsgraceland.org/topten/tp0301.html

From Catholic Icing: Religious Easter Ideas For Kids (It's not TOO LATE to do this, Easter lasts for 50 days you know!) http://catholicicing.blogspot.com/2011/04/religious-easter-ideas-for-kids.html

Feel free to share! May the Risen LORD always be in our hearts this Easter and beyond! A blessed, beautiful, bountiful Easter to all!

Rysse "helping " Tim prepare their Resurrection Eggs (idea taken from Catholic Icing)
Tim concentrating on the Resurrection Eggs
The finished product!
Preparing the Last Supper Craft (from Catholic Icing) for Holy Thursday
A cool Catholic way to practice kids' scissors skills
Retelling the Resurrection Story with Catholic Icing's easy-to-do Resurrection Set (Tim can't get enough of it, he keeps asking us to retell it!)
Kids and their Resurrection Set (May your patron saints Timothy and Therese guide you!)
Happy to hear the story of Jesus rising from the dead
(Oops.. forgot this one!) The Last Supper/Holy Thursday craft by Tim and Mama ♥

2 comments:

thelearningbasket said...

hey tina! i should have asked you beforehand what to do for Easter! :)

i love the Resurrection set!

Teacher Mama Tina said...

Marie dear! It's not too late to do the Resurrection Set. Easter lasts for 50 days - until Pentecost di ba?! :-) Do it na! Tim loves his set, and keeps asking us to tell the story again and again! :-)

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