Tomorrow I will be starting fun week long Easter advent activity. The reason I am doing this advent is because I want my children to really understand why we celebrate Easter and know that we have a Savior, and to learn that because He died for us, we too can be resurrected and live with our family forever!
Another reason I chose to do this is because all the printables are already created and ready for me to just print and put into eggs! YAY! The idea I am sharing today is part of the #Halleluja campaign put on by Mormon.org. You can read all about it on Mormon.org, HERE, and you can see the wonderful printables that so many bloggers have worked so hard on to help each of us celebrate this wonderful holiday, on Sugardoodle, HERE! I am SO excited to try out the new Easter Week Activity Advent from Sugar Bee Crafts.
I first want to say thank you to Mandy Beyeler, over at Sugar Bee Crafts, for creating this fun advent and for sharing it with everyone. It is so nice, for all those procrastinators like me, to have something ready to print! Everything you’ll need in way of cute printables and outlined activities has already been prepared – it doesn’t get much easier than that. All I had to do was print out her files, and get some plastic Easter eggs. Easy Peasy!
The original idea that Mandy shared was to create this super cute Easter tree. How cute is that!?! I have wanted to get some branches and create a fun little bucket tree, but until recently we have had quite a bit of snow, and I didn’t feel like trekking out into it to cut some branches…haha.
Since I don’t have a cute little egg tree like Mandy, sad :(…I decided to do the advent a little differently. I will be doing a daily Easter Egg hunt for my children. But first, let’s get the eggs ready to go!
Your biggest preparation will be putting together the eggs. But that isn’t very difficult, promise!
How to Create Eggs for an Egg Tree: Use sticker numbers or a sharpie marker will work just as well. You will need 8 eggs, numbered 1-8. You will open them in reverse order, starting with egg #8. We simply used a stick from our yard and tied the eggs to it with twine. Most plastic eggs have holes in the top – I used a large needle to get the twine threaded through those holes.
Like I said, I am doing an Easter Advent Egg Hunt because I don’t have an egg tree. I printed out my printables from Mandy, and then grabbed 8 easter eggs. I placed each of the day sheets inside the eggs. You can then label the eggs #1-8 with a sticker or a sharpie if you’d like. The night before I will hide the egg somewhere in our house. In the morning the kids will have to ‘hunt’ for the egg for that particular day. Once they find it, we will open the egg and read the daily task together.
I am going to tell my children all about the advent tonight! I am so excited, and I know they will be as well.
Activities range from journaling as a family to watching an online video to baking treats and delivering them to a neighbor. It is focused on learning more about Jesus and His teachings and the events that led up to Easter Sunday. You can find all the materials in the FREE printables EASTER WEEK ACTIVITIES ADVENT found HERE. Simply print out the advent, cut the strips apart, fold them up and put them in the coordinating numbered eggs. There are also cute quote printables, journaling pages, and more.
PS, for the treat activity, you can find detailed instructions as a printable, and then photo step-by-steps HERE: Resurrection Rolls
I hope you look forward to this coming Easter Week as much as my family and I are – I can’t wait!! I know that we will be able to more fully understand Easter and gain a deeper love for it and Christ as we do are daily Easter Advent activities.
I would love for you to join me by doing this advent as well! And if you do, share your experiences on any social media platform and use the hashtag #Hallelujah and/or #MyForeverFamily!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!