Easter Resources for You
Scavenger hunts, story guides, and special podcast episodes
I cannot wait for Easter. It is, by far, my favorite holiday. Every bit of it— the food and treats, the weather and colors, and of course the celebration of resurrection—just fills my heart. (Except Peeps. Gross.)
I have some resources for you for Easter, but first, a story:
When my older son was nearly 5, Christmas came, and I wanted to create a new tradition. I’m an only child, as is my husband, which means holidays can actually be a challenge: our kids have so much excitement built up, but no place to channel it, given the lack of other kids in the form of cousins. Friends, of course, are with their own families.
So I wanted this new tradition to be, quite frankly, a time-filler. Enter the Christmas story scavenger hunt. It’s…involved. It has 13 clues, including maps, riddles, and science experiments, and secret codes, all leading to my kids’ stockings.
It was a huge success…and unleashed a deep love for scavenger hunts in my children. Deep.
But what I loved most was how my kids entered the Bible story through the game. They connected with it in a whole new way because it was all just so fun.
So I added Easter in the mix too. And now, I’m so excited to say… I HAVE ONE FOR YOU TOO!
The Easter Story Egg Hunt is designed for kids 6-10, and it works no matter what type of space you call home. It’s 5 clues in all (not an hour!), and can lead your kids to their Easter Baskets or any other fun surprise of your choice.
And if you missed it last time, I also have a fun story guide for kids ages 1-5 called Sad Day, Happy Day.
If you’re looking for other Easter resources, a couple leads:
If you want to walk through all of Holy Week’s stories, Megan from A Gentle Liturgy reached out to offer you 15% off her Gentle Holy Week guide. The illustrations are lovely. You’ll find it in her Esty shop, and can use the code MEREDITHMILLER15 for a discount on anything there.
Over on Ask Away we are telling the Exodus story and then connecting the dots between it and the Easter story. You can also pop back to last year for a trio of episodes that tell the Triumphal Entry, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday stories.
If you’ve never listened, Ask Away is a podcast for kids about the Bible, where I tell one Bible story with a God-as-the-main-character approach. My own kids are with me and jump in along the way with questions and observations. Plus, kid listeners record and send their questions to the show, and I try to answer those (I say, “I don’t know” a lot.) And! Episodes are all about 10 minutes.
So there you go, some resources that hopefully help you feel excited to enter the Easter story with your kiddo!
May the living Jesus meet you as you prepare to invite your child into the joy of knowing their friend Jesus has been raised. Amen.