Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Lesson helps...

This is one of my most favorite pictures. I have a large one hanging in my home.

With Easter Sunday just around the corner I was wondering if any of you have any fun Easter Traditions or activities that would be fun to share? Do you have any crafts, recipes or websites that others might enjoy?

One of my favorite websites is Sugardoodle.net.... go HERE for some ideas... or there are other ideas HERE

LOOK at these yummy Resurrection Rolls that Goose makes! Go HERE for the recipe! There is a cute little story/analogy that goes with them!With conference just ending I thought I would share this thought I came across...
"Let us hearken to those we sustain as prophets and seers, as well as the other brethren, as if our Eternal Life depended upon it, because it does!" ~Pres. Spencer W. Kimball 1978

15 comments:

Jan the crazy lady said...

I love how our leaders included this Easter time in their talks. I loved that. It makes me want to be more traditional in making it a very special time. After all, it is the most wonderful news to have our Savior alive.

Love the picture too :)

The Real Me said...

i, too, love how the Speakers talked about Easter. It was such a great conference. ANd I love that picture, too!!

{merrianne}

Letti said...

We normally just have a nice family dinner. We let the kids look for easter eggs too. For their easter baskets I get them all their summer gear bathing suits, towels, sunscreen, goggles, etc. I figure since I have to buy them that stuff anyway I might as well put it in their easter baskets.

Mother Goose said...

oh my gosh! we do tons of easter traditions. I shared them last year. If we don't travel to family we have the best time.
We make easter resurrection cookies and easter resurrection rolls which the kids ADORE!! there is an easter story that goes with it.
the easter bunny always leaves a trail of pink colored cotton balls to their easter baskets which is filled with their new easter duds. I am not sure if we can do the new easter duds with our circumstances but we'll see.

then we have a wonderful easter dinner and the next day or the day before depending on how spring break falls we have easter confetti eggs that we smash on each other and silly string and we do a huge easter egg hunt that always has a gilded egg and if you find the gilded egg you get $20 but this year it will probably be more like $5!!! Dang I hate the economy. But, we are a family of tradition and nothing will stop us from having a good time and remembering the true spirit of The resurrection on Sunday! Easter bunny stuff we celebrate before or after! the kids love it.

Mother Goose said...

the recipes are on my recipe blog. I think under holidays and then easter.
if you can't find it, i'll send it.

Kim said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! My husband gave me that exact picture for Christmas the year he had his heart attack! I love what it represents. Easter is the one gift giving holiday I don't celebrate (give gifts ie easter bunny) because of the sacredness of this holiday.

We discuss the Atonement and I feel it is appropriate for my children to sacrifice (go without all the fluff), just as our Savior did for us.

Beth at Aunties said...

I too loved all the Easter messages our church leaders spoke about. I sure did not want conference to end... It was so spiritual and inspiring.
When our kids were at home we had lots of fun traditions and usually did them on the Saturday before Easter. That is when the Easter bunny came with baskets and brought them new clothes and other fun things. Then we spent a spiritual Sunday celebrating the resurection of Christ and the MANY gifts this gave us.:) We usually had a bunny cake with a yummy ham dinner. We would watch church videos of his resurection.

The picture is one of my favorites!

Love, Beth

Bren's Life said...

I love that picture & I loved conference & the talks.. We have an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday & do a egg toss. The kids & neighbors love it.
I can't wait to read all the ideas so I can get some & I have to check out goose's recipes.

Cherie said...

We don't have alot of little kids anymore - and it looks like I am going to have to wait a bit for the grandkids to roll in (wink wink) so last year we had an Easter Egg hunt in our backyard on Saturday and invited a bunch of our friends, who have smaller children, to come over and participate.
It was so much fun for us and our friends loved having a personal Easter Egg hunt for their children.
It was great!
I think in years to come we will do it again.
Easter is really the only holiday always on Sunday so I like to do the "bunny" stuff on Saturday and if we have a later schedule for church we have done dinner on Saturday too. I really like to keep the focus on the Atonement on Sunday.
Lastly - I always love a pretty table so go to Target and get their cute little pastel Easter tin buckets in the dollar section. They are the perfect size to put on the table and decorate and put name cards in, etc...
Oopps sorry this was so long.

Tanja said...

Our families will be getting together and we'll do an Easter egg hunt for the boys and a big Easter dinner. Just spending quality time together!

Tanja said...

P.S. Thanks for the pick me up! ;)

Kaci said...

I love Easter! :)

Mechelle said...

We have plastic Easter eggs with scriptures in them. It is fun to pick them out and read about the Savior. m

Lisa Loo said...

This year my niece is getting married on Saturday in Rexburg and all my kidlets will be coming--2 of them are bringing boyfriends--(aahhh!!) and then Saturday we are heading back and are spending the night in Bozeman where Tae lives--renting a motel--and all the boys will stay at Tae's and all the girls will stay at the motel. Then Easter morning the boys will cook the girls breakfast--we will go to church and then come home and the girls will put together a picnic lunch and we are going to a park!! So something very new and different for us--but I am excited.

rad6 said...

Love that quote!!!!!!!!!