Easter Activities
April 2012

“Easter Activities,” Friend, Apr. 2012, 13

Easter Activities

Easter Activites

Illustrations by Thomas Child

Easter Bouquet

White Easter lilies remind us of the Resurrection. They are buried in the ground as bulbs. In springtime they bloom as beautiful, sweet-smelling flowers. This reminds us of how Jesus was laid in the tomb and then came forth on Easter morning.

To make your own Easter lilies, you will need white construction paper, a pencil or crayon, scissors, tape, and one yellow and one green pipe cleaner for each lily.

  1. Use the pencil or crayon to trace your hand on the white paper. Cut out the shape.

  2. Roll the handprint into a cone shape, and tape it along the side.

  3. Roll each finger down the outside to form the curls of the bloom.

  4. Cut a three-inch piece of the yellow pipe cleaner and form it into a U shape. Curl the ends to form the center of the lily.

  5. Wrap one end of the green pipe cleaner around the middle of the yellow pipe cleaner.

  6. Place the other end of the green pipe cleaner into the curly end of the lily and pull it through.

Make a whole bouquet for an Easter centerpiece!

Bird Nest Snacks

6 ounces (170 g) chocolate chips

3 cups fiber cereal

jelly beans or other small candies

  1. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.

  2. Place the cereal in a large bowl.

  3. Put the chocolate chips in a medium bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Remove bowl, stir, and microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

  4. Pour the chocolate over the cereal and stir until all the cereal is coated.

  5. Use a spoon to scoop the mixture onto the waxed paper.

  6. While the scoops are still warm but not hot, shape them into nests.

  7. Decorate each nest with a few candies.