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Easter Ideas For Kids

Easter is a month away, and I’ve already started planning our Ten Days of Easter activities for the girls. One thing I’ve noticed in my browsing is that it’s challenging to find Jesus-focused Easter activities. Ironic, right? Because the shops are filled with bunnies and chicks and eggs, I’m determined to do crafts and activities …

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 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 …

Introducing Earth Girl

  My daughters had so much fun doing all the Easter crafts, that on Monday my eldest asked, “Is it really the last day of Easter today?” At bedtime that night, she asked, “What craft are we doing tomorrow, Mommy?”     My plan was to get back into the Fruit of the Spirit devotionals …