Monday, April 5, 2010

365- #70-71 (Easter Traditions Pt.1)

Our Easter traditions are still evolving...we add and tweak them every year.  But there are some things that remain unchanged.
On Good Friday, we have communion as a family and talk about the meaning of Easter....Jesus' death and resurrection.  This year we included the Feasts...and talked about how Jesus has already fulfilled some of them.
When our oldest was a wee little girl, we made this "tomb"...and every year after communion, we place "Jesus" in it and close up the tomb, positioning the guards on the outside.  (The cross has hooks, because we used to hang scripture memory cards on the hooks each time we memorized one....great idea that we no longer do)

On Easter morning, the girls wake up to find that Jesus is no longer in the tomb....and then the hunt begins to find Him!

The clues are all related to Jesus.  One year the clues were the names of Jesus, another year they were related to the parables of the kingdom of God....this year they were related to the events around the Resurrection and the feasts.

At the end of the hunt, there is always a treasure and Jesus is holding it. (sorry no pic of that....I'll have to remember next year)  The treasure is always one gift for each candy!  (somehow they get their fill of candy other places....hard to get away from!)


Tracy said...


Jenn said...

What a great idea! I love the soldiers you have guarding the tomb. Very modern. :)

Kathy C. said...

That's really a great creative idea!