Saturday, April 11, 2009

Getting Ready for our Easter Celebration
















We have been out of "regular" school since Wed... and will be off all of next week for our break. We did craft days and were able to do some special things with the kids to celebrate the "real" meaning of Easter... We do Easter trees that the kids make decorations for and I have some that my original kids made that are 28 yrs old... We use the symbol of butterflies, eggs, and even bunnies for Easter but we do not get into doing the "Easter Bunny". Our symbols are a reflection of new life in Christ Jesus. We have read special stories and recreate the Easter story thru the resurection eggs which are the plastic eggs filled with symbols of Easter and each child gets one after dinner and then tells that symbols significants. We have done this ritual with our kids for 28 yrs now... Some of the crafts we did were chicks, finger bunnies that decorate our trees and wind socks we hung out in our Peace garden.....One night we watched the Jesus film... all the kids were moved by it. Most of our children have given their lives to Jesus and the rest are so close to it... It was very surprising to me that when given the choice to watch another movie about Jesus they all wanted to instead of a more "popular" movie.

3 comments:

Mike and Christie said...

You have such great ideas! :)

Happy Easter to all!

Mike and Gail said...

Happy Easter. SO do the older ones particpate? I have been trying to figure out what to do with the teens.. They dont want to color eggs, they dont want to... do anything but eat chocolate. We did watch the Jesus movie in Russian the other night. Any ideas.. Today we made Paska bread, but it is having a hard time rising. I am not good with Yeast. LOL...

mommajeane said...

I ahve the same problem myself with yeast... oh well...