1. Made a bunny envelope that I tied to the back of their chairs. David and I stick notes in the envelope for the boys to find. I have said before that Austin's love language is words of affirmation so he loves this.
2. Made a paper plate bunny.
3. Started the 12 days of Easter (3 days late so we are doubling up for a couple days).
Here are Days 11 & 12.
Day 12: mini playdoh … “The name of Jesus” Read the story of the Angel coming to Mary in Luke 1. Talk about what the name of Jesus - Immanuel “God with us” means. Talk about the meaning of our own names. Read Philippians 2:10 together and discuss. Use the playdoh to spell out the name of Jesus.
Day 11: swedish fish candy and a cracker … “Jesus feeds the 5000” See how many times we can break the ‘bread’ and ‘fish’. Read the story in Matthew 14, Luke 9, or John 6. Talk about what it might have looked like and note how everyone got enough to be full and not just tiny pieces.
(I just used a goldfish since that's what I had on hand)
4. Austin and Ellie the elephant watched a YouTube Video of the Resurrection Story from the Jesus Storybook Bible.
I hope to instill in my boys that Easter isn't just about candy and bunnies, I want them to know the true meaning of Easter and why we celebrate it. I am definitely not against the Easter Bunny (just ask my husband) but I just don't want it to only be about the Easter Bunny and what they receive in their basket.