This week our family has been getting ready for Easter. We have focused the entire week on learning about the TRUE meaning of Easter.. Jesus's Resurrection!
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
We have read and talked about Jesus entering Jerusalem, The Last Supper, Judas betraying Jesus, Jesus dying on the cross, Jesus's Resurrection and The Holy Spirit with the boys this week. Today, we did a cooking project called Resurrection Rolls. I'm sure many of you have saw these on pinterest, but for those of you who have not here is what we did.
Each ingredient represents something used to prepare Christ's body for burial.
- Crescent Rolls - unrolled, represents the linen used for covering the dead
- Big Marshmallows - represents the body of Christ
- Butter - oils used in anointing
- Sugar/Cinnamon - spices used to prepare the body
Next, place the marshmallow in the center and close the rolls around them. (We didn't not close ours all the way, but if I ever make them again I definitively will.. the marshmallow made a little messed not being closed up inside.) Place in the tomb (stove) and bake according to packaging directions.
As you can see from the rolls above the marshmallow has disappeared. When the boys saw these they were amazed... Noah was yelling "Jesus arose from the dead!"
This is a very memorable Easter activity! I don't think my boys will ever forget making these and the meaning of them. After we made Resurrection rolls I asked them to take a moment to write in their journals. I wanted to share Aidan's journal entry with everyone....
Another project we started today was our Easter Jar!
Every time the boys do something nice/helpful for someone else they get to put a "bunny tail" - cottenball, into the jar. This has been such a blessing they are actually tripping over themselves to do acts of kindness for everyone around them!!
Below is a video of my husband singing and playing guitar. I love this song and wanted to share it with you. Hope you enjoy.. and please excuse the pj's it was bedtime :)
This has been a great week so far and we still have many more activities to complete, books to read, food to enjoy... so expect more Easter posts soon.