Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Easter

Thank you for sharing your ideas on celebrating Easter with little ones! Here is a run down of what we did over the weekend to communicate the importance of this holiday.

Good Friday:

Made a cross for the wall out of brown kraft paper:

Daddy told the Easter story and we let the girls touch each of these things to help experience it:
We did the Wordless Book and song to go with. Then, made a "tomb" out of couch cushions:
Saturday morning, we made these Resurrection Biscuits. They were both yummy and meaningful in sharing the story of Easter. This will become an annual tradition in our home.

Sunday morning, I served cinnamon rolls baked in the shape of a cross (sort of): And, we read a board book telling the Easter story.

Overall, I think the girls sensed the special-ness of the weekend and noticed the extra effort we were putting into celebrating it. While I know that Easter and what it truly stands for is pretty over their heads at this point, I would love them to never remember a time they didn't know it!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful ideas! I love the tomb from the couch. I imagine your children will always remember Resurection weekend at their home-a special celebration!!! tammyp

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

I love these ideas! Megan was a little young this year, but I plan to incorporate more about the true meaning of Easter next year. Thanks for the ideas!

Anonymous said...

These are great ideas ~ I'm sure they will make the connection with each of these activities as they get older. What a great way to build fun memories for a purpose! Love you, Mom

Katy said...

That sounds fantastic!!! What a wonderful way to remind/teach your little ladies about Easter! :)

Anonymous said...

Great ideas for teaching the real meaning of Easter! I too, liked the tomb idea!
Keep up the good work, Honey.

Love you, Grandma

Carrie J said...

Great ideas. I'm sure the kids will always remember it. I have the very same fabric on my couch. My daughter and I recovered it I blogged about it on my blog a while back.