I had a comment from Michelle requesting info on what we're planning to do regarding sharing Easter with our little ones. I've been racking my brain and the internet for great ideas for young children, and honestly there doesn't seem to be a lot out there that really jumps out at me.
Here are some thoughts of what I plan to incorporate this weekend:
* Make a cross out of brown kraft paper and mount on the wall in our living room. A great starting point of explaining the story. Read the account from a toddler Bible. Use props such as a grave cloth, stems from a rose bush for a crown of thorns, 30 dimes for pieces of silver, etc... to make the story "come alive".
* Make a tomb out of couch cushions ~ sort of act out that part of the story to give them the idea of what a tomb is and why it is so great that it is empty on day three!
* Make a special breakfast for Easter morning ~ I'm planning on cinnamon rolls baked on a cookie sheet in a cross shape.
* On Good Friday, make hot cross buns. (This won't be happening this year, but it is something I had planned on doing and hope to do in the future.)
* Tell a story using the Wordless Book and teach the song that goes with it.
Other ideas I saw that were great include:
* I loved this idea from Janna to create a Hosanna palm! And, look at this great Lent Basket she came up with!
* Joy shared several ideas including Baking Resurrection Biscuits or Cookies.
Please share other ideas that would be appropriate for including in celebrating of this Easter season and teaching our children the true reason we do celebrate!