Easter is a Christian Festival that commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and celebrates his resurrection on Easter Sunday. It is one of the most sacred events in the Christian calendar as Jesus is the son of God. On Good Friday Jesus’ body was taken down from the cross and placed in a tomb with a large stone blocking the entrance. When Mary Magdalene visited the tomb on Easter Sunday she found the stone moved and the tomb empty. She ran to tell all the disciples that Jesus had risen. Jesus spent the next few days meeting and teaching the disciples before rising to heaven to be with God. Christians celebrate Easter with special church services and all things that represent new life such as Easter eggs, lambs and chicks. You can find out more about Easter at CBeebies.
Hot cross buns are traditionally served on Good Friday, the cross on the top represents Jesus’ cross. You can buy them in most supermarkets or bakeries, here is an easy recipe to make your own hot cross buns.
Making gifts for others is a great way to keep your little ones busy over the Easter holidays. BBC Good Food has lots of easy Easter recipes to make and do. You don’t have to make everything from scratch. Decorating a packet of shop bought biscuits can be an easier alternative for little ones.
Easy crafts are always a winner with children and make great decorations. Find some here.
It’s just not Easter without a bunny is it? Make this happy bunny