Lent and Easter Traditions

Enjoy our top picks for “best of the web” in ideas and traditions for Lent and Easter. My hope is that these ideas help to make your family celebration more meaningful!

Lent and Easter Traditions

Choose from the options below for quick navigation to the “best of the web” in ideas and traditions for Lent and Easter.

Countdown Ideas for the 40 Days of Lent

40-Day Countdown Ideas

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Find creative ways to countdown the 40 days of Lent to Easter.

Box of Repentance

Box of Repentance for Lent

By Kristi Stephens

Write and confess sins; burn them on Good Friday.

Bury the Allelujah (Garland)

Bury the Alleluia

By Catholic Icing

Bring this church tradition to your home during Lent. See another idea using wooden letters here.

Growing Butterflies

Butterfly Garden (Growing Butterflies)

By Celebrating Holidays

The butterfly life cycle offers some beautiful connections to the Easter story.

Carnation Experiment for Easter

Carnation Experiment

By Celebrating Holidays

A visual way to show that Jesus took our sins upon himself.

Crafts for Easter

Crafts for Easter

By Celebrating Holidays

Choose from dozens of creative and meaningful craft ideas to make with family.

Cross and Flower Easter Tradition

Cross and Flower Tradition

By Celebrating Holidays

Place flowers on the cross for good deeds and sacrifices.

Easter Cross Witness Yard Signs

Cross Witness Yard Signs

By Easter Cross.org

Display blank crosses until Easter, then turn to say “He is Risen!”

Crown of Thorns Activity

Crown of Thorns Activity

By Catholic Icing

Pull out a thorn with each good deed.

Easter Egg Decorating

Easter Egg Decorating

By Celebrating Holidays

Find dozens of ideas for decorating eggs, and enjoy this classic tradition as a family.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

By Celebrating Holidays

Find creative ideas and resources for planning a fun Easter egg hunt.

Good Friday Lights Out

Good Friday Lights Out

By Celebrating Holidays

Keep the lights off in your home from Friday to Sunday.

Easter History

History of Easter

By Celebrating Holidays

Learn the intriguing and meaningful history of Easter.

Holy Week Ideas and Traditions

Holy Week Ideas

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Creative ideas from Palm Sunday to Easter.

Hope Bag

Hope Bags

By Project Hope Bags

A good way to remember the poor during Lent.

Jelly Bean Lent Activity

Jelly Bean Lenten Activity

By Framed in Faith

Earn a different jelly bean color for a variety of good deeds.

Kind Words Cross

Kind Words Cross

By Home to 4 Kiddos

Attach lilies to the cross each time kids use kind words.

Easter Puzzles

Puzzles for Easter

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Put together beautiful Easter puzzles as a family.

Recipes for Easter

Recipes for Easter

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Choose from dozens of fun and meaningful recipes to make with family.

Resurrection Eggs Easter Tradition

Resurrection Eggs

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See our collection of DIY ideas for this meaningful tradition of telling the Easter story with eggs.

Resurrection Gardens for Easter

Resurrection Gardens

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See our collection of DIY ideas for re-creating the garden tomb of Jesus.

Basket of Rocks for an Easter Tradition

Rock Basket (Replace with Treats)

By Celebrating Holidays

Show how Jesus’ righteousness replaces our “rocks.”

Sacrifice Ideas for Kids

Sacrifice Ideas for Kids

By Catholic Icing

Ideas for helping kids make sacrifices during Lent.

Songs for Easter

Songs for Easter

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Choose from classic Easter hymns and worship songs to sing together as a family.

Stations of the Cross Ideas

Stations of the Cross

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Ideas to creatively bring this church tradition into your home.

Stories for Easter

Stories for Easter

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Choose from a variety of stories with Easter themes to read aloud as a family.

Symbols of Easter

Symbols of Easter

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Learn the history and meaning of popular Easter symbols.

Traditions for Ascension Day

Traditions for Ascension Day

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The traditional Easter Season includes the Ascension (40 days after Easter). Celebrate it with meaningful traditions.

Traditions for Pentecost

Traditions for Pentecost

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The traditional Easter Season concludes on Pentecost (50 days after Easter). Celebrate this “birthday of the church” with meaningful traditions.

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