Monday, March 25, 2013

Our Family's Holy Week and Easter Activities

The beginning of Holy Week began yesterday with Palm Sunday and you can read my Palm Sunday post which includes videos and information about the Easter Triduum HERE.

Our family always enjoys Holy Week and Easter because there are so many wonderful traditions and ideas to make this holy season more meaningful vs. the secular idea that Easter is just about bunnies, candy and egg hunts. Don't get me wrong, our family loves these things this time of year, but Easter is so much more than what our world tell us.

Here is a list of traditions we like to do as a family this week along with links to give you more information.

We always enjoy changing our salt dough crown of thorns that we made at the beginning to Lent...

....into a beautiful crown of jewels.  See how we decorate the crown with paint and jewels HERE.  The golden crown makes a great centerpiece along with the pot we plant with rye grass at the beginning of Holy Week filled with soil and burnt palm branches.  You can read how we prepare our real Easter grass and watch it grow HERE.

Our Cupcakes always look forward to making and eating resurrection rolls...

On Holy Saturday evening we usually make Easter story cookies which are easy and delicious and like the resurrection rolls, they symbolize Jesus' empty tomb after He rose from the dead.  You can get the recipe at my post HERE.
Lacy at Catholic Icing has a great list of Easter activities HERE, which is where I got some of our family's traditions. :)

And if you need a quick Easter decoration, be sure to check out how my Cupcakes made Easter egg garland HERE

Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter!


Lisa Boyle said...

What beautiful and meaningful traditions you do with your children! I am so very impressed! I am going to "borrow" a few of your ideas! God bless, friend! Lisa :-)

Chris said...

Love all your ideas, Tra...thank you for sharing these....!
Havea lovely day and a blessed triduum.

Tiffany said...

Hope your Holy Week is filled with many blessings, Tracy! Praying you and baby are feeling and doing well:) We do the Resurrection cookies every year too...Boy those rolls look delicious as well:)

LeAnn said...

I love your traditions. It is such awesome way to help your children understand the true meaning of Easter.
Blessings to you!

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