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Emily W. Jensen: Bloggernacle Back Bench: Easter celebration ideas

Looking for ways to celebrate the Easter season in a creative but worshipful way? Then you’ve come to the right place. These blogs spotlight ideas for helping children understand the meaning of Easter, include delightfully sweet recipes, and focus on ways people can prepare to rejoice over the magnitude of the Savior’s sacrifice.

Preparing: I love this link list from LDS Media Talk dedicated to “Preparing for Easter.” Larry Richman includes ideas for videos to watch, articles to read, and even definitions to review. Check it out!

Similarly, the Becoming LDS Blog asks, “Are you really Easter ready?” She explains, “One of the things that I love about having this blog is that I can refer back to things that I have done in the past and prepare myself once again. I thought I would post links to some of my past Easter posts for all of you just in case you are in need of some ideas to make Christ the center of Easter, where He should be.” Click in to find these links.

Teaching: “Easter is one of the most spiritual beautiful holidays! To celebrate the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it means in our lives is truly to reflect on the whole purpose of why we are here and on he who makes it possible for us to be redeemed from our sins," so states Cocoa, who has produced this incredible “Living Christ Easter Countdown” using pictures, descriptions and statements from “The Living Christ." This downloadable/printable PDF can be used as a countdown, made into tree ornaments, studied for daily devotionals and more. I love it!

And here are “Three Awesome Easter Activities for Children” that include the "12 Days of Easter," a Resurrection Rolls recipe and an activity designed to helping children remember “Easter All Week.” Check it out!

Enjoying: What can you do with all that Easter candy? Well you can try your hand at the “Peeps Easter Cake” or maybe these “Chocolate Pudding Cookies with Robin Eggs” or even these delightful “White Chocolate Coconut Birds Nests” with jelly bean eggs. Mmm!

Worshiping: If you are the organist in your ward, then check out this free arrangement of “That Easter Morn Introduction” to include in your prelude playing this Easter Sunday.

And to keep the little ones quiet during sacrament meeting, perhaps you can include some “Easter (Word Search) Puzzles” newly uploaded by Rachel Bruner. Nice!

Now let me provide other celebratory posts from this last week in the Bloggernacle:

Power pick: I knew when I featured this last week that I would do so again, and because it is so powerful, I think it should be watched (and therefore featured) again and again. Enjoy with the ones you love this year’s incredible Easter Mormon Message: "His Sacred Name — An Easter Declaration."

Techie tip: Looking to bring spring to your blog? Then check out these delightful and “Free Easter (and Spring) Blogger Templates.” As my 2-year-old niece would say, “So cute!” And watch for more Easter-themed blog resources throughout the week!

Emily W. Jensen updates “Today in the Bloggernacle” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, presenting the best of what we've seen from the world of LDS-oriented blog sites. Her extended “Bloggernacle Back Bench” appears on on Tuesdays.