This Easter, I invite you and your family to go on a journey.
A journey that gives us a chance to look into the work of our Savior.
Hebrews 12:2 says, “We must never stop looking to Jesus. He is the leader of our faith, and he is the one who makes our faith complete. He suffered death on a cross. But he accepted the shame of the cross as if it were nothing because of the joy he could see waiting for him. And now he is sitting at the right side of God’s throne.”
This is it, my friends.
We want joy? We must do as Jesus did.
We must look beyond the trials, the troubles, the tears of this world and remember the JOY that is waiting for us –
BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID AT EASTER.
While this is the message to preach to our Happy Homes – to the world – every. single. day, this month brings an especially tangible and precious opportunity to make this joy come alive for our loved ones.
I put together 20 Christ-centered activities for you to help make it possible. 🙂
It’s called The Joy Journey.
**You can print the 20 activity cards at the bottom of this post.**
I cut mine out, put them into 20 plastic eggs, numbered them with a Sharpie, and placed them in a bowl.
I purposely tried to gather the easiest and most doable ideas (’cause, you know, if it requires more than 4 things, I usually start breaking out in a sweat).
You can grab a supply list for each activity HERE.
The goal is to do one activity per day during the days leading up to Easter and prayerfully engage my little ones in the sweet message of our Lord’s journey to joy.
And speaking of sweet, I may have slipped a few M&M’s into the final egg to be opened on Easter morning. 🙂
Oh, dear bloggy friends! I pray that this little website can help assist you in focusing your Happy Homes on the cross this Easter!
Bunnies are fun and adorable and are even a small part of this journey and are, in fact, created by the Lord, Himself, but they are not what Easter is about.
Easter is about the joy that awaits us.
Easter is about the joy we can experience today.
Because Easter is about Jesus.
**Click HERE for the FREE Printable Joy Journey Christ-Centered Activity Cards**
FREE Printable “NoBUNNY Loves You Like Jesus” Tag HERE
FREE Printable “Joy Comes in the Morning” Tag HERE
FREE Printable Christian “You’ve Been Egged” Sign HERE
Happy Easter, everyone. 🙂
I have pinned! Love this! Praying for you!
Stunning idea love it!
I was so delighted to have found this web site for my granddaughters and our Sunday school group
Thank you so much for these ideas! Pinned!
Excited to do these. I have two little boys ages 4 and 6. Thank you HHF!
This is what Easter is about and you have made an amazing gift for us to share with our children. I printed these for my grandson, who is almost four, for us to do together. Thank you so much for sharing your love of the Lord with all of us. The colors and artwork are simple and beautiful also.
This is awesome! Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for sharing your ideas:)! God has used you to bless my family in so many ways:)!
This is so awesome! my son is 2 so I am going to pick about 10 of these and do one everyother day until Easter. Thank yo so much!
This is wonderful! It is so hard to find activities connected to Jesus, the real meaning of the holiday. You’ve given us 20! Thanks for including a science experiment so I can tell everybody about it. 😀 😀
Thank you so much for sharing your faith in such an awesome way.
I teach 3 and 4 year old’s at Mother’s Day Out. We aren’t allowed to use the bunny or eggs for Easter. I would love and am trying to think of ways to incorporate these actives into my lesson planning.
Thank you again and what an awesome job you have done.
Blessings ♥ Betsy
Thank you so much for the work you put into this so that others can help their families prepare their hearts for Resurrection Day! I will be using this with my 6 children. Thank you for blessing others with your gift of creativity!
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I love this! I will be doing this fabulous activities with my boys.
Thank you so much for this! I started this with my girls(ages 2 & 4) on the 1st and we are all loving it!! I appreciate the printables & all the thought that went into this activity.
Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together for all of us. There are some out there that want to make a buck..or $8 for similar thing. I appreciate you doing this for FREE.
We have been doing these everyday and my 5&2 year olds are really connecting everything. Thank you so much for sharing. We will be keeping this for years to come. 🙂
Oh my gosh! THANK YOU!!! I love that you offer this for free and shared so much with us. =) SO excited to do this! I’m getting a late start, but am gonna do it next year and a modified version this year. =) You are fabulous!!!
Hey there! I don’t know how I stumbled on your site but I’m glad I dis! I was looking for some Easter activity ideas to do with my kids this year as my we are diving into Lent abs learning what it’s all about. Can you recommend any children’s books that explain the Easter story well? We have a 4, 3, 20 months and a newborn 🙂
Maybe a silly question…but is there any specific order in which we do the activities?
Happy Home Fairy
Leslie, YES! I tried to line up the activities with what day it was… Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc. But the other activities before Holy Week can kind of be interchangeable. 🙂 Have fun!
wow! This is great! Thanks so much. I want to start doing this with my son. God bless!
I was looking for last minute doable Easter idea for my 2 and 4 year-old. Definitely snagging these cards to do at least a few of these projects this year (since I’ve only got a week left) and saving all the idea for next year. Thanks so much! Sharing.
love these ideas
Happy Home Fairy
Thank you, Alice!!!
I love this so much! What a gift this is!! Thank you SO much! Praising God for your talent that He gave you and that you share so freely! Praying He blesses you back two-fold for your time and treasures!
We did this last year and I still have neighbors thanking us for their Easter eggs we delivered. This really blessed us and showed my children the importance of outreach. Can’t wait to start again!
Happy Home Fairy
That blesses me so much sweet Beth!
This is by far my favorite Easter activity/ies that I’ve found (while spending way too much time searching). Thank you so much for your creativity and thoughtfulness in sharing this! It will be used this year with my boys, ages 6 and 2, and surely in the years to come!!
Happy Home Fairy
Oh my goodness! This means the world to me! Thank you for letting me know!!! I pray it blesses you!!!!