There are so many fun things to do with the kids during the Easter season, and I think all the signs of spring are such incredible reminders of Christ!
"Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—
a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God." Psalm 84:3
We also had a great time dyeing eggs! I talked to the kids about how in the beginning the eggs look dull and plain, then after we dye them they are colorful and beautiful. It's a neat reminder of how before we know Christ our hearts are dull and ugly, but He makes us new and beautiful by giving us His record of righteousness!
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17
"Then He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.'" Rev. 21:5
Another tradition we have on Easter morning is making Resurrection Buns! I can't remember where I first heard the idea, but you can find the directions here: (http://homeparents.about.com/cs/eastercrafts/a/eastertradition.htm). We've made them with biscuits and crescent rolls and both work well.
We put them in the oven and while they bake we read the story of the resurrection. When the kids bite into them they are empty, just like Jesus' tomb!
I'd love to hear of anyone else's Easter activities (for next year :) Easter pictures to come...