Apr 1, 2013

Happy Easter!

I hope that each and every one of you had a wonderful, blessed Easter!  I have enjoyed reading all the Bible stories with the girls, and having lots of good discussion about why God sacrificed his Son for us.

We had a busy weekend, Saturday we had an Easter egg hunt at church, being that we had snow still, they put all the eggs in the parking lot.  So it's not really a "hunt", more of a "grab a bunch of eggs in front of you". They had different age groups, so you don't have to worry about the bigger kids running over the littles.  After the hunt, they did a couple of programs which were neat and kid friendly.  The coolest one though was a black light show that Rachel was a part of, she had so much fun!

Saturday evening we had an outdoor Easter egg hunt...I placed battery operated tealights in the eggs, and hid them outside.  It was a little odd hiding them in the snow, but kind of neat.  Last year it was in the 70's.  Oy.

The girls with their eggs, funny how something so simple can be so much fun!

We also made our Resurrection Rolls, which is another great little lesson about Easter.  You have melted butter in one bowl to represent the oils placed on Jesus' body, cinnamon/sugar mixture in another to represent the spices placed on his body.  You take a large marshmallow (which represents Jesus) and dip it in the butter, then roll in spices and wrap up in a crescent roll.  When you bake them, the crescent rolls puff up, but the marshmallow melts.  It's a great visual for the kids to see that Jesus has risen!

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