Good Morning Sweet Friends!
It's going to be a beautiful day here in Buffalo today (sunny and 60!) and that is a very good thing when you're home with kids. I suppose it's a very good thing for anyone who is home (which is EVERYONE right now), but when you're cooped up in the house with three kids and your husband is trying to work from the basement it's a whole different level of crazy.
Needless to say, mom (and Dad!) are happy to see sunshine in the forecast today!
So, about yesterday... out of ALLLL of the links/ideas I posted the only thing we got around to was reading through the tiny Monday section of the "Walking Through Holy Week" PDF we've been using (I'll put the link to the PDF at the end of this post), talking about the Monday Bible verse from my Easter Week Scripture Plan (also linked at the end of the post), and making string eggs (which were just as messy and fun as we anticipated!).
Aren't these cool though?! Granted, they don't all look like easter eggs, which was the idea, but they were still fun to make!
Here is the link to the website where I found them again...all you need is string (we used the friendship bracelet kind), Elmer's glue and some balloons.
Back to what we were going to do and we we actually did do yesterday...
We talked about making the bread from the Holy Week packet, and never got around to it. We also talked about the girls making a video from yesterdays verse, which was John 3:16, because the know the verse so well and I thought it would be a fun way for them to personalize it.
But, just as in my teaching days, when I had WAY to much jammed into one lesson plan, we'll continue we're we left off today.
We'll be making bread, coloring the easter egg printables I also printed out yesterday, and the girls are excited (and have already started planning for!) their John 3:16 video-- I told them to keep it a total secret and that they could reveal it to Scott and I at dinner (which they're thrilled about).
They're also very, VERY excited to make these Peep Houses I found online. Lol. We make a LOT of jokes about Peeps because he girl's grandmother (Nanner!) absolutely HATES them. Like, really, really things they're gross. So much so that we usually find a way to sneak some into her lap, or onto a plate, or in her purse at Easter time. I also think they're pretty disgusting, but if ever a Peep had a good use, this would be it.
Aren't these cute?!
(This is a GREAT website for crafts and homeschool ideas as well)
If you don't have the wafer crackers, I would imagine you could build a house out of graham crackers or whatever you have around the house and decorate them with frosting. Frosting always covers over a multitude of sins (hey, I think there is an Easter metaphor in there!).
Lastly, I wanted to share my Easter Pinterest Page with you-- just in case you, like me-- love to browse creative ideas (even if you never get around to them!). I've pinned a bunch of crafts and coloring pages, some of which we'll use throughout the week, many of which we'll never get around to, but nonetheless, they were fun to look at and now I feel resourceful when the kids are driving me nuts...ahem, I mean, need something fun and productive to do this week.
That's it for today!
Blessings to you all.
Tomorrow we're going to work on making cards for many of our family members and neighbors. I picked up 30 cards at the Dollar Tree last week (for .50 each). We'll mail some, but plan to use Saturday to pop many of them in people's mail boxes.
Our Easter Scripture for Today:
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 4:9
LinksLink to Walking Through Holy Week: Bring the Easter Story to Life For Your Kids (scroll towards the bottom where it says "swag bag printables"- this is one of the swag bag items).
Link to Free Printable: EASTER 2020 SCRIPTURES