Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Books, Ideas, and Crafts for Easter

3 Books to Read in Preparation for Easter

Littlest Learners (ages 2-4)--What Is Easter? by Michelle Medlock Adams
  • This board book cheerfully introduces the concept that there is more to Easter than egg hunts and bunnies!

Early Elementary (ages 4-7)-- The Easter Story by Allia Zobel Nolan
  • Based on the book of Mark, this book walks through the events from Palm Sunday until the resurrection. 

Everyone! (ages 7-adult)--One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham
  • This may be considered a Christmas book, but it shares the Gospel from the beginning (Adam and Eve!) all the way through Christ's death and resurrection and what that means for us today.

2 Activities to Emphasize the Gospel

  • Make Resurrection Cookies the night before Easter. We did this as a family 2 years ago and were amazed how this hands-on activity and accompanying scriptures drove the message home to our young children. 

1 "Just For Fun" Ways to Pretty Your Home

  • After the kids have had their egg-coloring fun, dye a few eggs for yourself and display them in a large canning jar.  I choose to use brown eggs and also dye a few pink ones, but I think brown and blue or even white would look pretty, too. 

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