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Here are some of our favorite ways to prepare for Easter–for remembering Christ’s sacrifice for us and to honor Him:
Books we read:
Amon’s Adventure by Ytreeride. We read this last year during Lent. It’s a very exciting story leading up to the crucifixion and and resurrection of Christ.
Ann Voskamp’s printable Passion Tree ornaments (devotional). This week we’ll begin a daily reading and put the pictures on a Passion Tree. (We’ll have to double up on some of the readings since we waited too long to get started.) See her website for a free download.
Easter Ideals book I love to read a couple of poems aloud daily about Easter and Spring.
Easter (Resurrection) Lapbook At least some of my kids do this lapbook every year! There is a free download from Lapbook Lesson.
Learning/ Singing hymns and other Easter songs Here are my favorites:
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted.(Fernando Ortega)
He Lives (reminds me of the Baptist church I grew up in)
For I Know My Redeemer Lives. (Crystal Lewis)
My Redeemer Lives. (Nicole C. Mullins)
End of the Beginning (David Phelps)
What we don’t do is color eggs (usually) or anything with the Easter bunny/Easter baskets (presents and candy). Just a hint–if you start a precedent, it’s hard to change it. I’m glad we’ve never focused on Easter bunny or baskets for Easter with our kids!
May you have a blessed Easter preparation time these next two weeks focusing on the beautiful sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
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