Kid Friendly Easter Cards

Christian Easter Crafts for Kids

 

Easter is a holiday filled with mixed emotions for me.  There is the sadness of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins.  The pain and agony He went through just so we could be forgiven.  I think of His friends and family watching helplessly as He was killed for being our Savior.

Three days later though as He proclaimed to his disciples, He rose from the dead.

“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Luke 24:6-7

This is indeed a joyous occasion because what Jesus said was truth and He was the Messiah who was here to save Israel.  He was here to save all the people who believe in Him, from their sins to be reunited with him in heaven at their death.
When I was younger, I had one of my aunts make a huge impact on me.  She taught me the importance of sending thank you cards.  Unknowingly, she has made me the “Thank you Queen” as my family calls me affectionately.  I don’t think many people realize in this digital age, what it means to get a card from someone.  So with Easter coming up soon, I thought why not teach my sons the importance of sending a card to a loved one.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1

Easter crafts
First step is getting the area you want to be painting in covered with newspaper so it is easy clean up afterward!  Materials can vary from crayons, markers, paint or whatever you are comfortable with what your child is working with. (We used roller paint sticks that act like markers…again easy cleanup!)  Cut a piece of cardstock in half.
Easter crafts
Fold the half of cardstock paper in half again to make a card.
Easter crafts
My oldest who is almost five years old was able to make this cross with the roller paint sticks.
Easter crafts
We added some Easter colors to the bottom and added the wording.  This is a very basic card but you can get as creative as you want!
I am planning to place some scripture inside and a nice picture of my sons.  My husband and I have a lot of family out of state and they enjoy getting the physical pictures in the mail of the boys.  It is wonderful to be able to make a relatives day by getting a homemade card and a picture.  It lets them know that they are important to you.
Children's Bible
This is the children’s devotional, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young that we read in our homeschool day, so I opened it to the passage on Easter.
We read together as a family, this passage that covers Matthew 27-28 and Luke 24.  I think it is important for children to know why we celebrate Easter.  Much of this information in the passage went over my children’s heads because they are under the age of five but I think you can adjust this message accordingly, to how old your children are.  The pictures in the book are great to show younger children this message.
Thank you for joining us for this fun Easter craft!  Is there a special craft that you and your children like to work on at Easter?  Leave us a comment.  We would love to hear from you!
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My name is Kelly and I am a child of God and married to my high school sweetheart. I am a second year Homeschool Momma to two wonderful little boys. I like to document our activities that we do weekly. Most of the information I find is from preschool to first grade level. I also like to write inspirational articles that encourage people about the Lord, marriage, family, homeschool, home, recipes, and crafts.

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    • says

      Thank you, Kelly! Yes, I love those bingo markers and how easy the clean up is! I hope you enjoy the Jesus Calling book. It has wonderful illustrations and it is easy language for children to understand the concept of the story. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter as well 🙂

  1. says

    Adorable. I think it would be really cute with the kids’ fingerprints for the dots too. I love making fingerprint pictures with them and haven’t done one since my youngest was a baby.
    Thanks for linking up with #SmallVictoriesSunday! Pinning and sharing.

  2. says

    At our old church, we had a wire cross that the kids decorated with fresh flowers every Easter. It was simple, but symbolic. I wish church wasn’t so crowded on Easter. is that bad to say?

    • says

      Sometimes simple is the best way to do things especially with children, because it makes it easier for them to understand. I think churches are crowded on Easter because that is the one of two holidays (the other is of course Christmas) that people who don’t normally go to church feel compelled to go to church. It would be good if they were there more than those two days a year but growing up, that’s unfortunately how my family was. There is a hope that a seed is planted in those young minds so when they grow up they can bring their children to church. Best advice I can offer is to pray or talk with those people who only come twice a year. They are most likely in the most need of Jesus but don’t know it or how to get to Him. Blessings to you!

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