Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Just thought I'd post what we are doing for Easter. Starting tomorrow we are going through the Resurrection Eggs. They are in the pink pail with the lamb. In case you don't know what they are, each egg has a Christian Easter symbol in them such as a donkey, nails, linen, etc. Each day you open an egg (in order) then have a little devotional reading to go with the symbol. The last egg you open on Easter is empty signifying the empty tomb. In the picture of the books you can see the big book called "Benjamin's Box." That book goes with the Resurrection eggs. You can find out more about them at www.christianbook.com and www.familychristian.com . There are also sites out there that have a generic form of this that you just buy empty plastic eggs and put the things in them such as this one and this one .
As you can see from the picture of the books we have a selection of Easter books that are out for the girls to read and for us to read with them at bedtime. Pictured are the new ones I just bought but we have a few more that I haven't gotten off the bookshelf yet, including The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs.
And the bottom picture shows what we are putting in the Easter basket. Chocolate Lambs, jelly beans, peeps (Thanks, Mom) and speckled chocolate eggs. We've explained to the girls why people use eggs and bunnies for Easter. We also have various Easter activities and activity pages that we will do as part of our homeschooling. One of these has to do with the colours of jelly beans and relating them to the Easter story as well.
My goal is to finish dresses for each of the girls for Easter but we'll see if that happens.
What are you doing for Easter?

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