From The Word Among Us:
[There are fifty ideas, but these are my favorite]
- Light a special Easter candle each night at dinner to represent Christ's presence after His resurrection.
- Sing an Easter song ("Alleluia song") or three Alleluias before blessing your meals
- Keep a baptism theme: tell your children about what you remember about their baptisms, who their sponsors are, what you did afterward to celebrate. Make a point to remember your baptisms daily. Thank God we received new life in Him--that we were born into eternity--at our baptisms.
- Drape crosses and crucifixes with white
- Place a resurrection icon in a place of honor.
- Prepare a cake decorated with "red flames" to honor the Church's birthday at Pentecost
Family in Feast and Feria highlights: (more here)
- Using the phoenix, butterfly, bee, peacock, bursting pomegranate, swallow, Easter lily, and the egg for decor (many represent Resurrection or Eternal Life).
- Do time-consuming crafts and detailed Easter project <i>during</i> the Easter season, not just in Holy Week (much less stressful!)
- Eggshell mosaics
- Tie routine Spring activities (picking flowers, planting gardens) to Easter and New Life in Christ.
- The author compiled a nice Prayers and Hymns for Easter booklet. I am going to print and laminate some of these (such as "At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing") to help us learn the hymns.