Monday, April 18, 2011

The Cross

“Carrying the cross was too hard for Jesus.  But He can carry the world in His hands.  That means the cross is much bigger than the world!

And that is Esmé’s quote of the week…

We’ve been celebrating Christ’s death and resurrection.  Here are a few snapshots for ya:

First, we made a “hill of Calvary,” complete with grass seed and a McDonald’s coffee-cup tomb.  Fairy Barbie is hanging out at the foot of the cross, as usual.
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We practiced making a paper Easter lily – Esmé got the hang of rolling paper petals:
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Voilà!
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So beautiful she even needed to sleep with it…
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Here’s a stained glass cross watercolor we turned into a mother-daughter project…P1030393 (2)

Celebrating Palm Sunday.  This story makes an awesome dramatization opportunity, by the way…
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And working on our Resurrection Eggs.  Esmé’s been struggling with this one, as she prefers egg maracas, so I have to keep reassembling it…
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Linking up over at The Homeschool Village today, where you can find links to the printables/instructions for our activities… 

Come on over and share your Easter activities and plans in the Easter Link-Up, too!

5 comments:

Stef said...

love it - great job!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love you made Easter easy to understand and accessible for your daughter.

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Isn't it just precious to watch their understanding grow?!?!?!? I love the picture of her sleeping with her Easter lily!

We posted all of our favorite Easter ideas here: http://cultivatedlives.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-ideas-for-little-ones.html

Ann Washburn said...

now THAT is a perfect example of Jesus when He said that we must have the faith of a child.... what a wonderful understanding of the total extent of His sacrifice for us, and also His power that can be used for us!

bless Esme for her wisdom! who said wisdom comes with age? not always so!

Anonymous said...

ressurection eggs???
I think not. What came out? ...
Santa Clause?