This past year we did something different for Easter, but it can be used for so much more.
We did an Easter Egg Hunt.
Wait! I know what you’re thinking: “That’s hardly something new. We do that every year.” It’s not what we did. It’s how we did it. We are a large multi-site church, so everything we do has to be able to be executed everywhere in a very similar manner. Because our campuses are all unique and have varying challenges, egg hunts have never really been an option (plus, we live in Minnesota where there could be snow on the ground for Easter).
This year, we came up with a fun spin on the Easter Egg Hunt, using large cut out eggs and a sticker book. Instead of hiding plastic eggs, we “hid” large cut out eggs by hanging them around our church lobbies. Using a sticker book we gave the kids as they left service, they had to find the eggs and match them up with the statement. Once they found all the eggs and placed the stickers in the correct place they showed us their sticker book and we gave them a candy egg/prize.
The best part was watching families do this together. It created a fun buzz around the church campuses.
I would love to hear what you guys did for Easter. And, if you have any further questions about how to execute this, please let me know.