The excitement has been building for several weeks. Those who volunteered to have a sneak peak loved what they saw. Kim said this:
“This workbook will be a blessing to you and your little ones. It will deepen their understanding of what Jesus did for them. This moves them beyond egg hunts and bunnies, and points them towards Jesus and His victorious resurrection. This is a keeper!”
Today I share with all blog subscribers the Easter Activity Workbook: Take Me to the Cross. I am so excited to place this resource in your hands.
Let’s back up a little…
After creating the ABCJLM Lego Christmas Activity Workbook, I realized that we place a lot of emphasis on Christmas. We do countdowns, crafts, decorations, and family activities to help our children understand the importance of the birth of Jesus. For whatever reason, Easter sneaks up on us without much fanfare. Sure there are the Resurrection Eggs, but I’ve found our kiddos are so inundated with them that the delivery method has lost its educational factor.
Also, as I am growing in my understanding of who Jesus is, I realize that it isn’t enough to be able to regurgitate the Easter story. Or any story from the Bible. I don’t want our children to simply know the facts.
I want them to know our Savior.
This led me to my knees asking the Holy Spirit for a way to help our children understand the incredible sacrifice and love that went into the Passion Week. Led by the Lord, I created a seven day countdown Easter Activity Workbook with the purpose of pointing children to the cross and understanding the salvation that comes from it.
Below are the objectives for the workbook:
- To daily focus on the Passion Week (the time from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday) so that our children better understand who Jesus is and how He desires to be a personal Savior to each one of us.
- To understand how remarkable it is that Jesus died, was buried, and arose to save us.
- To create traditions that draw our family together.
- To “impress” Christ on our children (Deuteronomy 6:7).
- Palm Sunday (Jesus Rides on a Donkey)
- Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
- Garden Prayer
- Cross (Good Friday)
- In the Tomb
The Easter Activity Workbook will explain exactly what to do each day leading up to Easter. Begin on Palm Sunday and equate each Cross Countdown Day per weekday or begin earlier and spread it out to cover several weeks. In our family, we plan to cover two “days” a week beginning on a few weeks before Easter.
How can I get the Easter Activity Workbook?
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Can’t wait to hear what you think and how you tweak the ideas for your family!