Each Easter, I want to keep the focus on Christ rather than all the "extras" of Easter. Yet, I do want it to be fun for my boys, too.
So, we put together a fun little Easter basket with a little bit of candy, a book, maybe a small item if I can get a good deal....and a homemade chocolate cross (and you can tell from the picture that my then 2-year-old enjoyed his cross immensely!).
Although some stores do carry chocolate Easter crosses (I think I saw them at Meijer one year), I decided to make my own so that I wouldn't have to hunt high and low to find one. I spent a couple of dollars on the cross mold the first year, and then I purchase the chocolate candy melts each year.
It is SO easy to make the chocolate cross. You basically just melt the chocolate and pour it into the mold. And you can just use your microwave to melt the chocolate if you don't have a double boiler. Check out my homemade chocolates tutorial for more details.
I found my chocolate cross mold on Amazon, and you can pick up chocolate melts at JoAnns or Michaels using the 40% off coupons that they always have in the Sunday paper (or Amazon if you can't make it out to the store).
What do you do for Easter? Do you give your kids chocolate Easter bunnies or something else? How do you reinforce the message of Christ in your home?