Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Celebrating The Resurrection with your kids

A few years ago, when Inara was 2, we did an Advent calendar with her. It was great, and I was surprised how much she caught on at such a young age. As Easter approached, I looked for something similar. I didn't want Christ's resurrection from the dead and defeat of sin to go un-celebrated. The only thing I could find was Resurrection Eggs, but I was just looking for something different. 

So I gathered resources from my 2 favorite Mommy bloggers of littles (Amanda at Oh Amanda, and Desire at When You Rise). And I put together one activity a day during to do during Holy Week (You can see what we did the past 2 years here). Well this year, Amanda has put together a something much more organized and I am SOOO excited to use it!  This year she released her ebook "A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for families."  I've just skimmed some of it.  Guys, its going to be great!

I love her vision for what this book is.  "These are not small craft projects or little devotions. They are big experiences that will help you lead your children into an understanding of and relationship with Jesus." Yes, and yes!  The book is broken down into 12 activities to allow your kids to use their senses to experience the resurrection and its power.

Quote from "A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families"

 Each chapter or "day" is set up to include a "sense" (sight, smell, etc.), scripture, activity, and a talk.  Yes, there is some sort of crafty activity, but I love that she reminds us that the craft isn't the point.  Its even easier because the ebook includes a printable bunting for each day.  Honestly, I'll probably pick 2 or 3 of the activities to do that I think will be the most meaningful to Inara and then do the bunting the other days. I'm not super crafty and don't love that type of thing, but I do love teaching Inara about Jesus and at this age, crafts is a helpful tool.

Now that Inara is older, I'm so excited for the conversations we will be having this year.  It's only $7.99, which is really a steal since it comes with the printable bunting!  I probably won't get to start until next week, but I can't wait!  So, who wants to join me?

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book as an affiliate, affiliate links are included.  But all opinions are 100% mine!  

1 comment:

  1. This is so exciting! I can't wait to see how it goes.


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