Family Easter Ideas?

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  1. Gina B

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    This thread isn't for those that believe colored eggs and chocolate bunnies are evil.

    For the rest of us...

    Got any good Easter ideas for a family with kids that range in age? My older three were looking forward to coloring eggs, but we didn't save stuff so we'll have to do it with food coloring. Typically we'd save onion peels and such and get all creative with pressing stuff under them and tying them off and all that for different designs, but things were a little nutty these last few months. If you have good ideas for creative eggs, please let me know!

    I don't see them doing sunrise services out here. Is this something that isn't done on this side of the country? I'm all confused! How is it Easter without a sunrise service? On the other hand, there's no mountains or anything so I guess maybe it's kinda pointless to see if you can find the sun in the smog, coming up over the trashed flatland? LOL ew
     
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    One of the things we like to do is to have the little hollow plastic eggs and put one piece of candy and one piece of paper with a "clue" in it. When the children find the eggs and put the clues together, all of the clues present the Gospel.

    The children have fun and they get the Gospel, plus when they read all of the clues, their parents get the Gospel.
     
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    Gina L said:

    LOL!!! Is your profile location still accurate? To me, Oklahoma is NOT at any "side" of the country! Or did I misread it? LOL!!!

    However, I must admit that in this part of the country (Spokane, eastern Washington, 30 miles from Idaho) I have seen very few sunrise services. Some other denominations do them, but not Baptists as far as I know. We can still worship our Risen Lord without an organized service, however, and I do not limit that to one Sunday per year. I love to worship Him as I watch the deer out my front or back door!

    For Easter, I have for many years prepared plastic eggs with candy eggs and a sticker inside. The sticker has Luke 24:6a printed on it, and sometimes a picture of an empty tomb. Every kid in church (after the AM service and with parental permission) gets an egg, and so far nobody has complained!

    I am planning on making 36 to 48 eggs this year. Cost will be less than $15, not counting the ink to print the stickers at home -- maybe another $2? Well worth it to put one more seed into these kids about our Lord!

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    G -- Here's something that you may want to do. It was a hoot.

    As our kids were getting older, we finally decided that it was time for the Easter Bunny to retire. Actually, we thought it was no big deal. Instead, we were so surprised --- our kids faces fell that Sunday morning before we went to church. No eggs, no hunting, no nothing. So much so that I secretly slipped home between services, hid the eggs in the front yard but left some out to be seen and returned to church (ok a little late). When we came home, the kids were simply amazed -- how did this happen? Especially since they "knew" the Easter bunny did not really exist. Many years later, they still talk and laugh about this one.
     
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    Growing up in Oklahoma, we used to have Family Reunions at Easter. There is also the sunrise service at Lawton at that Holy city thing. (I don't even know if it is still going on.)

    Everyone likes to hunt for eggs, you just have to up the prizes.
     

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