Saturday, April 11, 2020

50 Ways to Celebrate the 50 Days of Easter {Easy to Share Resource!}

As we wrap up this unique Holy Week at Home, we are about to enter into the Easter Season- an Easter Season that will also... at least start... at home. After such a warm response to the need of the Holy Week at Home Family Retreat, I wanted to provide something to help you keep the momentum going in your own home or a resource easily shared with your classroom or parish.

I LOVE the Easter Season- all 50 days of it! And while I think it will still feel a bit like we are stuck in Holy Saturday until we are able to return to the Sacraments, to our schools and churches, to a more familiar and joyous way of life, the truth is that we are still an Easter people no matter the circumstances. Even if we have to endure the entire Easter Season without the Sacraments, even if we are surrounded with uncertainty, the truth of the Resurrection is real. Christ is risen from the dead, has triumphed over the grave, and has saved us from our sin. And that news is worth sharing.

As with Holy Week resources, the internet has blessed us with SO many options for celebrating. You can carry on your favorite traditions and do some research to add in new ones. This 50 Ways in 50 Days guide is intended to give you a starting point as well as to make it easy to share those ideas with others who might not know where (or have the time, etc.) to begin.

Click below to download a seven page pdf file. The pdf contains 50 little thumbnails that are all links to FREE Easter related resources, theoretically one for each day of the Season. They are loosely arranged from Easter to Pentecost, with special Feast Days (Divine Mercy, Ascension, Saints, etc.) labeled in between.

The resources are intended to reach a wide variety of ages, while of course some are meant for older kids and some for younger, hopefully families can find ways to make them work for most K-8th kids. The links lead to different ideas for art, coloring pages, prayer, food, videos, music, and more. And again, they are all free! (Here's what one sample page looks like)

Many of the ideas come from my blog, just organized in a different way. But I also have some favorite resources from many other parents, teachers, creators, and small business owners. Once you get to their sites, I hope you check out all they have to offer.

Please feel free to take this pdf and email it directly to anyone you think can use it. You are welcome to include it in a school/parish newsletter or include a link to it on your website. I designed it this way for exactly that purpose- hopefully it is easy to get in the hands of your family and the families you know and work with, helping all of us have a happier and holier Easter.

I pray that we all experience the true joy of the Resurrection and look forward to dwelling richly in the hope of Easter all season long!


  1. Katie, THANK YOU for your generosity! I am a Coordinator of Children's Catechesis and we are all so grateful for your resources!! May God bless you abundantly. Jesus, meek and humble of heart make our hearts like unto thine!

    1. I'm so glad it is helpful, Catie! Have a blessed Easter!

  2. This is AWESOME, Katie! Thanks so much for sharing this!

    Happy Easter, everyone!!!

  3. Katie, this is excellent; my state will allow people to attend Easter services. Our bishop has ordered the priests to stand down. Perhaps fewer people will gather at the closed doors if I can get them an "alternative service". This isa BLESSING!

    1. You are very welcome! Hopefully we'll all be able to gather in full churches very soon!

  4. You are seriously the best ever. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. Happy Easter! Thank you so much for putting this resource together. We benefited greatly from the Holy Week, one. God bless.