Here are some ways to introduce meaningful conversation around your table:

  • You could read the Bible story about the resurrection with your guests. Matthew 28:1-20 is a concise recounting of the story from the Bible. (At Biblegateway you can find the same passage in many different languages.)
  • After the meal, children might enjoy drawing a picture about the resurrection. Or do a search for “resurrection coloring pages” and print off copies to color.
  • Invite guests to share if/how they celebrate Easter in their own culture.
  • Perhaps your guests would like to watch the Jesus film, available in over 1000 languages.
  • Have a “guessing game” to invite guests to consider how some of these traditions came to be used at Easter-time.
  • While most Easter traditions have an unclear historical significance, it is relatively easy to guess ways that they might be object lessons regarding our faith:
    • Bunnies and chicks – remind us of the new life we have in Christ
    • Wearing new clothes – reminds us that we become new creatures in Christ because of His death and resurrection
    • Lambs – a reminder of the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world
    • Eggs – represent new life