Good intentions always come with the holidays, but the busyness of the season usually wins out. If you’re a late planner like me this year, don’t worry, here are some quick, meaningful and fun things you can do for Easter. What fun and meaningful things do you have planned this Easter?

This is a really fun ways to share the Easter story. Find each color Jelly bean and put it in an egg. Then on Easter morning, or during the week share the story!

Red is for the blood He gave

Green is for the grass He made.

Yellow is or the sun so bright.

Orange is for the edge of night.

Black is for the sins we made.

White is for the grace He gave.

Purple is for His hour of sorrow.

Pink is for our new tomorrow.

An egg full of jelly beans, colorful and sweet is a prayer,

a promise, A loved one’s treat.

by Charlene Dickensen, 1997

And my favorite:

The Jellybean Salvation Lesson found here.

In addition to an Easter Seder our family incorporates the following into ourEaster festivities:

Resurrection Eggs:
These plastic eggs with “little reminders” of the Easter story is always a favorit. The ones you buy have a wonderful guide to help share the good news, but you can make your own as well.

Legend of the Easter Egg “In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself. When his older sister, Lucy, falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas’s aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has—and what he can do about his sister’s illness.”

The Easter Promise This is my all time favorite Easter video and a MUST HAVE!
“Jerem dreams of being a soldier for a king. He is thrilled to hear about the upcoming arrival of the true King Jesus. Jerem, however, is fooled by appearances and soon rejects Jesus along with most of Jerusalem. In a wonderful lesson about truth, appearances, and forgiveness, Jerem ultimately trusts in Jesus and witnesses the fulfillment of the greatest promise of all — the resurrection.”

Easter Story Cookies This recipe has always been a fail for me, but I love the idea if you can recreate these cookies. Maybe I’ll let my baker boy try this year!