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The Easter Bunny Alternative

“Be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” -John 13:63

During the holiday season last year I worked with a company that did an alternative to Elf on a Shelf called “The Star from Afar.” It taught children the true meaning of Christmas by bringing the wise men to the star each day, then finally on Christmas finding Jesus in the manger.

Well, that same company is at it again, but this time for Easter. They have created The Easter Story Game that teaches the real story of Easter; life after death. You might think of it as an alternative to the Easter Bunny, or at least a way to re-focus the holiday. I too can get caught up in the Easter bunny, the eggs, the candy. But I want my children to know that is not why we really celebrate Easter. We celebrate Easter because our Lord Jesus Christ died for us so that we could live eternity with Him in Heaven.The Easter Bunny Alternative

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That is why I love this game so much. It teaches children not just about what happened the day Jesus rose again, but it takes them through the last week of his life. Each day, starting on Palm Sunday, there is a story and an egg to open. As you go through the stories it tells of Jesus and the people he encountered and the places he went. The Easter Bunny Alternative

The Easter Bunny Alternative

Our kiddos were super excited to play with the eggs and learn what each one represented. Although most of the information went over the head of our two year old, she was still eager to play along and was able to take away that the cross meant Jesus and the last egg, which was empty, meant that Jesus went to Heaven. Our four year old asked to read the book multiple times and to match each egg to the story. He was then even able to tell his sister why the last egg was empty. I would call that success.

The Easter Bunny Alternative

The Easter Bunny Alternative

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The Easter Bunny Alternative

Now, we might still have a visit from the good ole’ Easter Bunny, BUT that will not be the focus of our holiday. Our family is going to be looking for that empty egg, the one that means the most, the one that symbolizes that we will have eternal life with our Heavenly Father. “He has risen, He has risen indeed.” AMEN!

The Easter Bunny Alternative


This article has 10 comments

  1. Colleen

    What a great book! Glad you shared. We will definitely be getting this and giving this!

    • Jenny

      Thank you so much for checking it out! It is a wonderful tradition!

  2. Sue hobbs

    Wonderful tradition!! Wish it was available thirty years ago!!
    Perfect idea for the sweet grandchildren!!!

  3. Sarah

    I love these, Jenny! Such a great way to teach a real story of Easter! Your kiddos look like they loved it!

  4. Justine Y @ Little Dove

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway friend! I think this is such a great idea, I love that they made it so fun but also so meaningful. We actually don’t even do the Easter bunny in our house, we do an egg hunt and baskets but my kids know that Mike and I are the ones that do those things.

    • Jenny

      Thanks friend! I love that y’all make it known that you hide the eggs! Takes the pressure off of being sneaky!!

  5. Marie

    THANK YOU for this great recommendation! My husband and I were just talking last night about what traditions we want to create with our new baby since this is our first Easter with him. We didn’t know how to explain why we have a bunny and eggs. Cute but totally not relatable to Christ. lol. 🙂 Just bought!

    • Jenny

      So glad you love the product! And happy you will have a great tradition of your little family.

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