Today we started our Resurrection Tree.
With only a week and half until Resurrection Sunday, I thought we would get started celebrating the most important holiday of our year. I had read about this idea in a book and always wanted to try it.
This week is our second week without school because our teachers are on strike. So, I tired to think of a fun activity for us to do this afternoon.
First we went out side in search of the perfect tree, third times the charm!!
Then we all worked together thinking of things that happened during Christ's death and resurrection. We collected what could and made others. Here Daniel is put on a stone, that was rolled away the day Jesus rose from the grave!
Jer was so excited, he kept running back to his room with more things; a snake, a boat, a rooster like creature. It was so fun to see his excitement even though we didn't end up putting them all on the tree.
Hannah and Daniel did lots of drawings; like Jesus, a lamb, a solider and a donkey. We also added colors like red for Jesus' blood and black for the darkness that covered the sky. Hannah even cut some hair off a doll to represent Jesus' beard that was torn from his face.
I think we will keep adding stuff as we find it until Resurrection day.
Pray for me as on Saturday I will lead a Bible study for the ladies about the real meaning of Easter and help equip them to celebrate with their families in the week leading up to it.