Thursday, February 28, 2013

Easter Fun

Here is our first week of Lent activities:

Daily bible reading:
My daily heart tug and cry from the Jesus Storybook Bible
My 3 year old asks me to read baby Jesus at the end of each story. He gets that each story hints at His coming. Plus, it tugs at my heart strings reading it. This bible is so beautifully written.

Resurrection Eggs:

My boys REALLY enjoy that there is a book, DVD and actual eggs to follow along with. It's a great experience for them.
The eggs and a few books we've found to go with them
Materials and a DVD

Watching Miss PattyCake's Eggstravaganza

I have to limit this video to once a day. Munchkin asks for it over and over.

He wants to take the eggs everywhere we go. That's us trying to leave the house

Acting out waving the palm branches singing "Hosanna!"

Other Easter books:
In a basket by our breakfast table. We read during meals that daddy is working

VeggieTales, BOZ and other favorite authors

Berenstain Bears, Beginner's Bible among others

Easter ABCs, Legend of the Easter Eggs and more

Resurrection Story versions

Easter Ideas:

Also the ever useful Pinterest for books, games, crafts, activities, gifts and more.
Hands on Easter Bible, Easter is for Jesus and Easter Extras
 Learning Activities:

I did purchase an egg decorating set as well:

VeggieEggs! Easter Egg Coloring Kit   -

Sharing God's Love

Despite what the popular rumor is, Valentine's Day was not created by Hallmark. Some reading and research uncovers a Saint named Valentine from the first century and has been widely celebrated since the 15th century. Since Hallmark didn't begin until 1910, they can hardly take credit.  It's really a sweet story we read every year. More than the historical account, we use this as on opportunity to celebrate the basic foundation that God loves us so much He sent His son to die on the cross for us. We talk about 1 Corinthians love and the greatest commandment to love God and each other. As always God covers us with His grace in our understanding and current application of His love. We will never express it as deeply, sacrificially or unconditionally as God does but we trust Him to strengthen and mold us in the likeness of Him.

Valentine treats for friends and family

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Valentine Making:
sticky back felt - I 'mustache' you a question...... 

Adaptation of a Pinterest find. Chair heart pockets to hold Valentines

 Learning :

Loving our friends. There was lots of boy energy at our house, :-D