The other day, my oldest told me she was going to scream out “Easter is here!” when it finally arrives. She said she would announce it to her siblings and then she listed off each pet by name. It’s fun to have kids so I’m not the only one all excited to celebrate the holidays. 🙂 I wish there was more non-bunny Easter decor available. We go all out with decorating for Christmas…when He was born….but there are not many options available for decorating for Easter…..when He ROSE FROM THE DEAD. (Sorry, I just think that’s a much bigger deal!)
The little ones and I started our Easter readings and activities today. We started with the Triumphal Entry, and will be reading a section of Scripture and doing an activity most days during the next two weeks. Today we made palm branches and used our Nativity figures and some toy soldiers to act out the Triumphal Entry. We also read The Colt and the King.
(Notice our disciples look strangely like Wise men!)
Our favorite mail around here is when new books arrive, so we were very excited to receive this beauty in the mail!
Easter is Coming! is a delightful board book with soft padding and bright colored pictures. It tells the story from Creation, to the prophets, Jesus’ birth and life, while pointing out that everything in Scripture leads us to the Resurrection. I love how it encompasses the whole story and not just Easter! Here’s my favorite part from the book:
“Because Jesus died, all our sins can be forgiven. And because He rose, we can live with Him in heaven! You see, God always knew, and now you know too…that’s why Easter is coming!”
How amazing that since before our world was created, God already knew He would need to send his Son and have him rise from the dead! In this book, God’s plan for Easter is emphasized on each page.
What are your plans for Easter? What traditions do you have? My daughter and I were eyeing all the pretty baskets, treats, eggs, etc that are filling the stores right now. Their bright colors looked way more cheery than the dreary “hunker down inside” rain that is coming.
Sojourning with you,
PS. I received Easter is Coming as a complimentary copy from BH Kids/Lifeway Publishing. The opinions are mine, and I would put this on a favorites list for kids. 🙂
PPS. There are affiliate links included in this post which make it easier for you to find the books listed if you so desire. 🙂