letter writing club whisperOn Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is alive and He is the One who gives us hope! And it is in His name that children around the world are being released from poverty through the work of the local churches that are partnering with Compassion.

On my sponsor tour to Mexico last month, I was able to see firsthand the hope that many of the children are learning about. As sponsors, it is so important for us to make the time to write to our sponsored children on a regular basis. They want to hear from us and know about some of the things we do here in the United States. One of the ways we can share with them is to let them know what we do on important holidays.

This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 20. So this month, let’s send an Easter-themed letter and paper craft items to our sponsored children. Share with your sponsored child some of your Easter traditions, then ask him what his family does to celebrate Easter.

Here are a few other questions you can ask this month:

  • What is your favorite part about Easter?
  • Why do you think Easter is an important holiday?
  • Do you know why we celebrate Easter?
  • What do you appreciate about Jesus?

If you would like to send something along with your letter, consider this stained glass cross craft.

cross-craft

And this would make a great coloring page to send along with your letter.

easter resurrection coloring page

Be sure to join us in finding some fun Easter paper crafts for our Second Friday Letter Writing Club board on Pinterest.

If you’re not a member of the board yet, follow us on Pinterest and leave a comment below with your Pinterest URL. This way I can add you to our growing group of “pinners.”

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  1. Hannah H.
    Feb 10, 2014
    at 2:10 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing these ideas! I love the coloring page and the craft!

  2. Feb 16, 2014
    at 8:54 pm

    God is doing great thing through children around the world. It’s always encouraging to see children on fire for Christ. Thanks for your post.

    • Feb 17, 2014
      at 9:00 am

      Norman, yes! God is doing great things because of the local churches and the many sponsors who are pouring into the lives of so many Compassion children.

  3. Kelly Bouscher
    Feb 20, 2014
    at 2:38 pm

    I made the stained glass cross craft for my child. I also printed one out for her to cut and color too. Another idea, I printed and cut out a couple larger decorated Easter eggs for her to color and glued the backs to pastel scrapbook paper. I am always looking for new crafty ideas. Thank you ;)

  4. Carina
    Feb 28, 2014
    at 10:54 pm

    I just became a sponsor and sent off my first letter! I also just started following you on Pinterest as I love all the paper craft ideas to send to our Compassion children! My Pinterest url is: cthursby. Thank you for putting together such a great Pinterest board!

    • Susan Sayler
      Mar 4, 2014
      at 1:14 pm

      Hi Carina! Thanks for the follow! I just sent you an invite! Happy Pinning! :)

  5. Payton Castillo
    Mar 13, 2014
    at 8:46 am

    Hi I am new with compassion and just sent my first letter. I am love reading these blogs for different ideas. I have a question how do we send these craft idea and coloring pages to our children through letters? Do we download the coloring page where the pictures are? Or do we copy and paste the link? I just was not sure how it worked and got to the child. Just wanted to make sure was doing it correctly. Thanks so much!

    • Susan Sayler
      Mar 13, 2014
      at 3:31 pm

      Hi Payton! Welcome to Compassion and welcome to our blog! So happy to see you here! :)

      Please click on the pin or go to http://www.freefuneaster.com/easter-coloring-page/resurrection/ You can download the PDF for the coloring page on this site. Then simply print the coloring page out, put your child’s number and your sponsor number on it, and send it to:

      Compassion International
      Colorado Springs, CO 80997-0004

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