Making Easter or Passover Memorable For Kids


For many of us, this time of year is one of the most sacred and special times. It’s full of meaning and tradition.

There are lots of things we can do at home to make Easter or Passover memorable for kids. We can pass down our beliefs and traditions and have a little fun while we do it.

I am a Christian. I believe Easter is all about hope. Hope that really awful stuff can be turned into something beautiful. Hope that miracles happen. There is always, always hope. Even in the darkest of times. I believe that someday everything bad and evil will come untrue. And can’t we all use an extra dose of hope? May all the symbols of spring remind you to never lose hope!

Take a look below at some fun and meaningful things to do from home this spring.

Thank you to Menaul School for sponsoring this guide.

At Summer @ Menaul, they believe in the value of play. The most important elements of Summer @ Menaul are as follows: physical exercise and relationships, communication and cooperation skills, exploration and curiosity, problem-solving and adaptability, imagination and reflection. They think kids need ample time that is under scheduled and that provides choices to develop healthy habits. As an alternative to screen or couch time, Summer @ Menaul offers a balance of activities that support social, emotional, and physical health. Students engage in a wide variety of activities without having to specialize in one skill or subject area. Summer @ Menaul is divided into two areas: Panther Camp for ages 5-10 and Adventure and Leadership Camp for ages 11-14. The cost of Summer @ Menaul is a weekly fee of $400 which includes everything: lunch, 2 snacks, Thursday field trips, and all supplies. Child drop-off is between 7:30 am and 9:00 am. Pick-up is between 3:45 pm and 4:30 pm. Aftercare is between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm and costs $10 per day.  Summer at Menaul begins June 10th and ends July 26th. To find out more, check out their website.

Easter Recipes

Make resurrection rolls.

Bake a bunny cake.

Make these birds’ nest cookies.

Bake hot cross buns.

Easter Crafts

Make & decorate salt dough Easter eggs.

Create resurrection eggs or buy them pre-made on Amazon.

Dye Easter eggs.

Create this fluffy bunny with a paper plate and cotton balls.

Make Cascarón Eggs.

Easter Decorations

Decorate an Easter egg tree in your yard.

Create these satisfying string easter eggs.

Turn your front door (or any door in your house) into a bunny.

“Egg” your friends and neighbors!

Easter Movies


Peter Rabbit

The Dog Who Saved Easter

Rise of the Guardians

The Easter Bunny Is Coming to Town


Passover hasn’t taken on the secular nature that Easter has over the years. So the crafts and activities are not as plentiful. But there are still lots of ways to make Passover special with your children.

Plan a Seder that incorporates the kids.

Bake your own Matzah. 

Print these 5 downloadable activities for kids.

Play this Seder trivia game with your kids.

Check out this post with other ideas about engaging your kids in Passover Seder.

Watch these 5 Passover Movies with your kids.

Enjoy this special season with your family!

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Vanessa Bush
Vanessa loves her people and loves Albuquerque and has lots to say about both. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Nate, and they have three kids (Micah, Corban, & Evangeline). Originally from Florida, she’s lived in Albuquerque since 2009 when she and her family relocated to start a new church. Even though she misses wearing flip-flops year-round, New Mexico has truly enchanted her, and the desert feels like home. When she is not chauffeuring children about town, Vanessa works as the Director of Strategy and part-owner of Truly Social Digital Marketing Agency, enjoys volunteering at church, loves watching college football, and drinks a little too much coffee. She is passionate about connecting women with each other, loving her people, and finding the good in her place. Follow her on Instagram @vanessamaebush.


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