Friday, April 2, 2010

The Best Thing about Easter...

...is Jesus! Despite all the candy, eggs, bunnies and all other things associated with Easter, I want my kids to know what Easter is really about. In the past, and even a couple times so far this year, we've read the book, The Best Thing About Easter. In the book a young girl takes us through all the fun things about Easter, but none of those things are the best thing....the one best thing about Easter is Jesus. The little girl goes on to tell us why Jesus is the best thing by telling the Easter story. It's really a great book, super cute, and keeps the kids very entertained!

This year, after seeing it on a blog (I can't remember which one now), I decided to make some Easter Story Eggs or Resurrection Eggs. (Instructions can be found here.) It was really easy to make and Morgan has asked to go through it over and over again! Both of them LOVE being able to open up the eggs and see the little surprises inside. (Blake always wants to keep the money! LOL!) And as they open them, I tell them what each item represents and read a corresponding Bible verse. I don't know how much of it they understand, but at least they are hearing the Easter story in a fun way and hopefully the message of Jesus will grow in them as they grow.

7 comments:

Pam said...

Such a beautiful Easter post!

Enjoy!

xoxo

Marissa said...

I agree! That egg idea is really cute. There's also a resurrection cookie one. I'll see if I can find it for you.

Just Breathe said...

Amen! What a great idea and I will have to buy that book.
Hoppy Easter!

Alexia said...

I was going to make the resurrection eggs and completely forgot!

croleyc69 said...

What a beautiful Easter post. I love this.
Caroline

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh sweetie that is just amazing and wonderful! Blessings to you and the family! LOVE Ya

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Such a neat idea with the eggs!

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