He is risen!!!! Easter….SO MUCH to celebrate! It isn’t about the bunny or chocolate candy as yummy as it can be…It is about the One Father! I remember Easter Sunday crying in the shower as I thought about Jesus and the crucifixion. I know I cannot even fathom the reality of it all, but to know it was all done for us. I am a sinner and never feel worthy enough for God’s love and grace. Despite my imperfections, I can say first hand I have felt God’s love in my bones when I speak to him whole heartedly. I want my kids to understand the story of Easter and everything that was done for them. I want it to be about Him.
This Easter we wanted to read the Easter story in a simplified short version for the kids. Harper and I wore baby breath crowns to symbolize life of Jesus….I think that may have to be a yearly tradition with us!
We did do a few activities including baking some Easter treats 🙂
Painting Easter Eggs: I bought the kids some wooden Easter eggs to decorate, so I can keep them every year for decor and memories. Brooks was very tedious as he painted his eggs, while Harper smacked her hand in the paint and on the egg…as it dripped in a pool of paint. On each egg I wrote a number at the bottom. I wanted to make sure each Easter we read the story of Jesus Christ…so each number represented the scripture the kids would read in the future. As for now, each day they got closer to Easter they got to pick a number egg, and I gave them a small happy to represent the story. I wanted the kids to enjoy the gifts and somewhat tie it in…with their age it is a little difficult.
Small Little Gifts:
1-Rock Kit to represent the tomb where Jesus was buried
2-A wooden cross necklace to represent Jesus’s crucification
3-Hammer and nail Melissa and Doug kit to represent Jesus’s being nailed to the cross
4-An empty box to represent the empty tomb (in my case I got Brooks a paw patrol empty box, and Harper a Hello Kitty box) ..Jesus is risen!
Dying Easter Eggs: I LOVE LOVE LOVE dying Easter eggs! Especially when we marbled them. They turned out so beautiful. I used them for decor in white bowls around the house, and the kids loved it. So it was a win/win.
Baking Easter Eggs: You have to admit…my girl and boy are some pretty good looking bakers! I was a little jealous of my daughter’s apron too! I can never find an adult apron that is that cute! Baking with the kids has turned out to be one of my favorite activities…we make the BIGGEST MESS, but we have fun doing it! I found this recipe for some Easter cookies…