I’ve posted the picture of our tomb, which we create the week of Ash Wednesday. This week, we will start doing one of these eggs and will open one each night leading up to Easter Sunday. They seem kind of hokie at first glimpse, but we started them last year with our little guy and he loved them! By the time Easter Sunday rolled in, he could tell you what was in each egg and what it stood for. For him, it is a great way to talk about the amazing story of Easter.
Our church has a Maundy Thursday service where we have a Passover meal as a church and that is really exciting.
And instead of a basket of candy and toys (which both will get from their grandparents) we give them books. This year I think we are going to do one little toy for both of them though. I’ve been eyeing this shopping cart at Target for months now and both of ours love to play with the kitchen so much, I just thought this would be a fun way to give them their books this year. So, I’m hoping to be able to buy the cart and fill it up with some books for the kids to have on Easter Sunday. Here’s a few of the books I’ve got my eye on (and some others that we’ve bought in the past).
Lest you think that I’m completely anti-bunny (which I’m SOO not!) here is my favorite bunny story. My parents got this for our little guy a few years ago and actually met the author and had her sign the book. It is the most beautiful book I’ve seen in a long time. The front and back pages are papercuttings that she did and her illustrations are just amazing! The story’s not so bad either! 🙂
If I get my act together, our last Easter tradition is to have Hot Cross Buns. Have you ever read the story behind these yummy treats? This is not the recipe I use, I’ll have to post it when I dig it out of the recipe files!
With money tight, a big girl’s weekend coming up (more on that next week) and just a week or so until Easter, who knows how much of this will be accomplished!