Category «Crafts»

Ten Days of Easter – Day Seven

At breakfast this morning, I asked the girls if they knew why today was special. “Because there’s no school,” Angie said. After we all had a good laugh, I said that it was Good Friday. We went to the service at church, then popped in at my in-laws’ house to fetch pickled fish. (At some …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Six

Today the girls’ craft centred on the Passover. I had to go out after fetching the girls from school, so I left my husband with two pictures of doors, some paint, and vague instructions. (He did very well.) Jacques read the story of the Passover. Then the girls had to colour in their doors, and …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Four

Today I did this craft from the Homeschool Village with the girls. Before we started, I cut out two large circles from white cardboard, two big red hearts, and two lamb faces from black cardboard. I spread glue all over the circles and the girls stuck cotton wool balls until the entire circle was covered. …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Three

Today we made these praying hands that I saw over on Your Modern Family. I cut out blocks of coloured cardboard and punched a hole in each. I asked the girls to think of people they wanted to pray for. Angie chose which colours represented certain people. She’s only just started identifying letters properly, so …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Two

Instead of doing a craft with the girls for Palm Sunday this year, I decided to do some dramatic play with them. I borrowed Angie’s plush lion, Hans, and covered his head with a white shawl. Then I put him on their rocking horse, Kwanzaa, and told the girls to sit while we read a …

Ten Days of Easter – Day One

We had so much fun doing Ten Days of Easter last year, that I knew it would become a family tradition. The idea of a ten-day Easter countdown came from my desire to teach the girls that Easter is about Jesus, not about chocolate. In the days leading up to and following Easter, I want …