I love Easter. Ten years ago, it became especially meaningful to me because my grandfather died a few days before Easter. I still miss him terribly today. Having him pass so close to Easter brought me a lot of comfort. It felt so good to go to church on Sunday and hear talks about the resurrection and the wonderful family reunions we will experience one day.
This is one of the many reasons that I’m excited to share with you the #MyForeverFamily challenge. My family is important to me, both living and deceased. Long ago, I developed a passion for family history. To support the Church’s #Hallelujah campaign, I am collaborating with 15 LDS bloggers to share our love of celebrating Easter in a meaningful way with our families.
Accept the Challenge
We have a 30-day challenge for you, as well as resources to support it. Please share this challenge with your friends and family. We’d love to share the joy of Easter with as many people as possible!
Share Your Experiences
I hope you will share your experiences as you complete the challenge on social media. Please use the hashtag #MyForeverFamily, so that we can search for your posts and share your experiences. I will be watching on Facebook for experiences that I can share on my page.
Meet the Bloggers Ready to Help You
These bloggers will be providing their favorite ideas, tips and tricks for keeping Easter meaningful. I will be adding new links all month long. Please take a look at what’s here already and check back often for updates!
Turning Family History into a Favorite Activity
A Simple Start to Your Family History Work
The Miracles of Jesus- An Easter Scripture Study
One Easy Way to Dive into Family History
Transforming Family History for Thanksgiving
How to Get Started on Your Family Tree
20 Scriptures on the Appearances of the Resurrected Christ
How to Make Journaling Work for You
How to Make the Most of Your Family Photos
Family History Bingo
Discovering Family History at the Dinner Table
7 Fabulous Family History Games
“Our Forever Family” free printable banner
“He Is Risen” Family Home Evening
“Jesus is Resurrected” FHE lesson
“A Legacy of Faith” FHE lesson
“Keeping a Journal” FHE Lesson
“Family History & Temple Work” FHE lesson
8 Days of Easter – Free activites and coloring pages
Family History Bingo
Meaningful Easter Books to Read with your Children
Easter Study Journal
“Teaching Children about the Resurrection”
“Of the fish and honeycomb, He did truly eat”
“How to host a Christian Passover Meal”
“Stone could not hold him”
“How to make Resurrection Rolls”
“Families are Forever Memory Game”
“A Priceless Heritage of Hope”
“Learning about the Conversion story of our ancestors”
“Have Kids Write about a family member”
“The Pedigree of Your Spirit”
“Temples & Forever Families: craft”
“Salt Dough Tombs You can Make: How the Resurrection Makes us a Forever Family”
The Promise of the Resurrection
How Well Do You Know Your Siblings GAme
Family Home Evening on “July 2014 FIRST PRESIDENCY MESSAGE: The Promise of Hearts Turning, BY PRESIDENT HENRY B. EYRING”
Family Home Evening on Hastening The Work (June 2014 First Presidency Message)
Family Home Evening: Faith in God (Prepare a Pedigree Chart…) Week 1
Family Home Evening: Faith in God (Prepare a Pedigree Chart…) Week 2
Family Home Evening: Family History Week 3 (Family Guess Who Game)
LDS Primary Sharing Time June 2014 Week 4: Family history work connects me to my ancestors.
Family Home Evening Easter Kickoff!!
Easter Family Home Evening: Focusing on Christ’s Atonement, Crucifixion and Resurrection and how it applies to me.
LDS Primary Sharing Time April 2014 Easter Sunday & Week 3: Children have the responsibility to obey their parents.
How to Catch the Spark of Family History Work and Keep the Flame Going!
2 Great Easter Hunt Ideas for Youth and Families
DNA, Ancestry, and Who You Are
Find Names on Your Family Tree With Puzzilla
Where Did Your Ancestors Live?
Writing to and for Our Children
Tell Me a Story
Keeping a Journal
Living Your Love Story
Fun Ways to Display Old Family Photos
Using Dolls to Share Family History Stories
Three Gardens and the First Easter FHE
Family History Word Search
Map Out Where Your Family Came From
3 Ways to Get Youth Excited about Family History
11 Family History Websites You Should Check Out Now
Whose Pictures I’m Sharing for the #Hallelujah Campaign
How to Teach Others to Do Family History and Love It