Easter is only a few weeks away. Here are a few fun ways you can focus your children’s attention to the Resurrection. We have enjoyed these over the years. As you work on these together, take some time to ask your children about Easter. What do they think it means? Talk about the significance of the empty tomb you are making. Do they know what ‘resurrection’ means? It’s a great opportunity to discuss and ask questions together.
A dear friend of mine shared this with me. She plants a resurrection garden each year as a visual reminder that:
“Living, He loved me/Dying, He saved me/Buried, He carried my sins far away/Rising, He justified freely forever/One day He’s coming, O glorious day!”
What a great tradition! She uses wheat grass which grows quickly. The “tomb” is a clay flower pot turned on it’s side. Plant your wheat grass in mounded up dirt or potting soil. Spread rocks around the entrance to the”tomb”. Use a large rock for the stone that was rolled away on Resurrection Day. Place three crosses made from sticks at the back of the display.
I want to do this and use it as the centerpiece for the Easter season.
Thanks for sharing, Debbie!
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Teach your little one life lessons from the ant.
One of my sons delighted in crushing up saltine crackers on the front porch and watching as the ants would come in force to carry the crumbs off to their home.
“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” Proverbs 6:6
What a great opportunity to discuss diligence. God made the ants diligent.
We can learn from them and choose wisely.
Give your child some playdo to spread flat.
Then use rubber stamp letters to spell three or four letter words, leaving out the middle letters for them to find and press into the playdo.
Ex. C_T, D_G, B_BY, R_N, S_N