Write about what makes Easter special for you.
Be it the empty cross and grave or the multi-colored eggs, what makes Easter a holiday you enjoy. Is there a special meal? Do you attend church on several days leading up to Easter or only on Easter Sunday? Does your church have special traditions or is there something new and different each year in the celebration of the risen Lord? Do you enjoy hiding eggs? Or would you rather find them? Or do you eschew eggs all together?
Consider what traditions you bring with you from your childhood.
What traditions did you practice as a child that are still meaningful to you now. Does the Easter bunny bring gifts, a basket, candy, eggs or what? Do you have an egg tree? Do you decorate eggs with the children or without their helping hands? Do you have bunnies, eggs and hunts or focus on the Easter story with no reference to chocolate bunnies and other secular items. Use your journal to tell about your family traditions and why they are important.
Discuss why you do or don’t add the Easter bunny to your celebration of Easter.
Even among Christians there is a difference of opinion concerning the Easter bunny. Where do you stand and why? Using your journal to discuss what and why you believe is a good way to assess and examine your convictions and ideas closely. You may decide to hold on tight or do a bit of gleaning.
Begin a tradition for yourself or your children.
It is wonderful to hang on to family traditions. It is also a great deal of fun to add a tradition of your own. On this site, I found a number of Easter ideas that I had previously not known about. One of the ideas is:
“Easter Egg Hunt with a message – Have a regular egg hunt, but in 12 plastic eggs put a number and a scripture telling a part of the Easter Story. Then when the kids find the eggs and are sitting all together, call out the numbers one by one and have each person read their scripture. You can have the kids tell the story of Easter.”
Writing about the first time this activity will take place in our home has been a lot of fun. It will be fun to write about how the kiddos reacted, too. And,won’t it be wonderful when a few generations from now my great, great, grandkiddos discover the who and when this tradition began for their family?
Include a new journal for your children in their Easter baskets or as an Easter gift.
There is no better way to get your kids started with journal writing then to help them tell the story of a day of fun and celebration in their own personal journals. They can write about what the day means to them, what they did, who helped them celebrate and where they went, for instance.
Decide right now to include one or more of these Easter Ideas for You and Your Journal. What will you do? How will you do it? Oh yeah, after you decide, write about it in your journal. That will help you remember.:)