Simple Ways to Celebrate Easter

(This post was written back in March of 2020. You remember that surreal time in our collective life? Well, even though this post was born out of my attempts to salvage the spirit of the holiday, I hope you will still find some helpful thoughts throughout! - E)

We are just a few days away from the strangest Easter we’ll (hopefully) ever experience.  No church service where everyone is dressed up.  No community egg hunts.  No visits with the Easter Bunny.  So, I’m trying to figure out how I can make sure Easter doesn’t feel like just another day in isolation.  How can we make the best of a bad situation?  I’m so glad you asked!  Here are my ideas from my tiny corner of the world – my neighborhood, my family, & in my own heart…

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For My Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is small with a gossipy, I mean, active Facebook group.  (Probably once a week there is a post about either gunshots or missing cats or the lights flickering!)  The positive of this is that they’ve been coordinating different activities to entertain the kids.

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For My Family

  • We’ve been reading through the Lent guide for the Jesus Storybook Bible.
  • We’ll also read this book from the library – That Grand Easter Day
  • Do a backyard egg hunt complete with a special silver egg with a special prize inside.
  • Bake & decorate these cookies from my friend over at Sam’s Dish, using our new cookie cutters.  (If I can find flour!)
  • We’re under a “stay at home” order, and buying Easter basket supplies are definitely not an essential errand.  So, I’m still thinking of ways to do something special.  But here are some options that I’m tossing around…
  • Backpacks with art supplies
  • Umbrellas in their favorite colors
  • Getting a special toy in lieu of the traditional basket (Check out my Easter board for some ideas!)

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For Myself

All the days are blending together, so how can I prepare my heart to celebrate Christ’s resurrection? 

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How are you planning to make Easter special this year?  Any ideas for how we can reach out to our community?  The essential workers?  Give me more ideas in the comments – I’ve apparently got time on my hands!

Cheering you on!


I recently wrote a post with some great Christ-centered gift ideas for Easter. I always feel like Easter is a great time to grab some new books or discipleship tools!

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