For Easter next year

What I love about Pinterst (well there is ALOT I love about Pinterst) is that when you see an idea you think would work for the next holiday you can pin it up so you don’t for get.  I have many of them pinned up.  Since I started at Thanksgiving time, I haven’t repeated any holidays yet, so this is just a theory it is going to work!

But I read a web site that had a great idea that I wanted to “pin” away for next year.  They sent their son on a scavenger hunt to find objects of the holy week to talk about.

1.  Garden (dirt)

2. Thorns

3. A piece of wood

4.  Something that has died (like a bug, flower or plant)

5. A rock

6.  Something soft and white

7.  Something that was dead and came back to life (like a tulip)

And with these objects they could discuss the story of Jesus with their little boy.

What a great idea!  Hands on, gets kids out side, and kids love looking for things.   And you are able to retell the story of the old rugged cross!

Next year I plan to use this idea!  So for now, I am filing it for Easter next year!

LOVE is all you need…: Our Easter Best.


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Our Resurrection Garden

It was my dear friend Sheila first showed this idea to me.  Before I knew it everyone was making them.  I was also getting ready to be away from the house for two weeks so I knew that I really could do this then.   When we came back, I knew for sure I was going to do it. We did ours a little to late-our grass did not grow really yet, but the kid had fun, and I had little devotions with each time.

To make you need

A bottom of a pot (saucer)

A small clay pot

soil

grass seed

a rock (use used the saucer that fit the small pot)

Rocks (we used the broken cement that was in our yard that the kids made a mess with -yep two stones on that one)

three crosses.  Most were making them with twigs and hot glue.  I use three cross from our church.  They were used as necklaces that everyone was wearing.

As we made it we talked about the story leading up to Good Friday.  We talked about why Jesus needed to goto the cross.

My Little Ham, always wanting to be in the picture!

It sat like this till the evening out Good Friday.  My original goal was to have them write and draw sins and put it in then close it up.  But we got back too late and they were so tired.  So we just “put” our sins in there, and closed it up.

There are three cross on there, the just put two of the side also.

My grass wasn’t growing fast so I covered with plastic wrap (left over from Christmas!)

On Saturday Isaiah asked me what was going on in the tomb.  I said a big battle.  He leans in to listen…”I think Jesus wins”  Oh from the mouth of children!

And now, the first thing they see before Easter Baskets is the open empty tomb.


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