So many people have asked about what those yellow things are on our cabinets around Easter time.
They are just something I got in an Easter packet from a “Family Home Evening” group I was in back when Max and Elle were toddlers. (We would all make multiple copies of some kind of lesson and give one to each person in the group when we gathered each month…and went home with several laminated, awesome lessons to share with our families.)
Each day of the week is laminated and each day we add the “events” that happened that day during “Holy Week.” I don’t have a list of all of them written out, but this link will take you to a list of all the events that you can make your own list from.
Instead of our regular scripture routine in the mornings the week before Easter we read the scriptural passage that goes along with that day (in that link above) and then put up each thing that happened that particular day. I just love having a visual reminder all week of all the important stuff to help us stay focused on the true meaning of Easter.
We have another FHE lesson from that group I was in way back when with all the symbols of Easter we pull out and talk about …I’ll have to add pictures of that some time too.
**post edit addition: before I took these down this year I took pictures. Here you go:
Is your daughter wearing a cast on her arm? What happened? Did I miss something?
P.S. Thanks for sharing the links. Looking forward to Easter. Happy Easter to your sweet sweet family, Shawni!
I love your weekplan for easter week! It inspired me to take some time to sit down with my daughter and talk about what happened this week.
I absolutely adore your blog! It inspires me to be more active in talking about the Christian message to my daughter. We do not attend church regularly but confess to christianity and live in a community that base much of our ethical rules on the bible. When I was a child we where more regular churchgoers. (Most people did back then.) Your writing inspires me to find little activities to incorporate our religion in our consumer society and busy living.
Thank you ever so much and lost of happy easter wishes to you and your family!
We have that same Easter lesson (from the same FHE group) that we love and use each Easter as well, although I never really thought to leave it up all week. I like that leaving it out would help them to keep it on their mind all week.
By the way, I have the Easter Symbols lesson (with the bunny and the eggs) digitized and on my FHE blog:
Yay! Thanks so much! I love it!
Love your blog and commitment to motherhood–go Shawni! Question: How does your family do morning devotions and prayers? Do you huddle together in a bedroom, around the kitchen island or table, etc? You always inspire me and I'd like to get better about regular morning devotions with my kids. Thanks.
I just love having a visual reminder all week of all the important stuff to help us stay focused on the true meaning of Easter.