eggs of the season
Tis that time, Tuesday. A day when we can come together and share our ideas (so hoping you will share some with me) on how to create true treasure times.
I promised to share the stuff that we cram into our treasure chest. Drawers spilling with hands on ways, tattered well loved Bibles, holding the truest treasure in our home.
As Easter approaches, the eggs always surface. Boys, ages 7 and 10, still clamor to read, grip in their hands, hide them, and seek. Seek the truth behind the colored plastic.
Our crated box of the Easter story, worn well with age and use and little smudgy fingers growing up, tells the simple story of Easter. Each egg holds a piece of the story, and my boys never tire of popping a color wide open and sharing from heart what it means.
We have used over the years, a few tried and true resources, packing them up and moving them from country to country.
* resurrection Easter eggs that you can buy online
* or get creative and make your own set by following the directions here.
* the best book for little ones (teaches in simple rhyme, the story of Easter using the resurrection eggs. Here is a set I found with the book and the eggs plus some bonus items.
* Benjamin's box is the book we read throughout the year, and pull out our eggs to tell and retell the story together. This one is a longer read, but you could do a page a day if needed for little ones.
This year, our boys are crafting their own. Digging deeper with eyes as wide as their smiles, as they read the words from favorite Bibles. Choosing colors and items, they are creating their own Easter egg story with scriptures scribbled with crayons.
The joy as they read His Word and plant it in their hearts ... a treasure for this momma.
We've added a few new plans for celebrating with creativity.
making scrumptious soft pretzel crosses
growing our own garden for the empty tomb
making cinnamony resurrection rolls to tell the sweetest story
.... and we are looking for more. Please share with us your treasure ideas.
In what ways do you celebrate Easter in your home, a favorite recipe, a verse, a song, a memory of the past, please share that our treasure chest may fill to the brim.
I just joined the pinterest party, you're invited to stop by and see some of the other ideas I have discovered for celebrating Easter with our family this year.