Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Preparations

It has been busy, busy, busy around here over the last few days, but I think we are almost ready!
Laura made this cute decoration that I picked up at Michael's craft store. We love the bunny in there.

I found this great site to print out Pysanky eggs to color. We made these last year and I felt it was worth it to do again, especially after reading Rechenka's Eggs.

The kids and I have made alot of candy for Easter Day.

The candy has turned out lovely-but it has been a real temptation during these last few day before Easter.

Becky made the crowd pleasing peanut-butter balls-yum!yum!!
Yesterday we made stained glass pictures with crayon shavings. I will not post the directions because my niece Jenny had this idea and posted the directions over at her blog My Three Girls.
This morning, after much anticipation, we colored our Easter Eggs! We used the good old box of coloring-the kind that contains the little magic color pills that disolve in water and vinegar. Before coloring out eggs, we enjoyed the wonderful book- The Legend of the Easter Egg.


One April morning Thomas and his sister Lucy are gathering eggs from the hens and discussing Easter. But Lucy falls ill with scarlet fever before she gets a chance to tell him about Easter eggs. Thomas is sent to the local candy shop merchants, John and Mary, while his sister is quarantined. One day, when Thomas is lonely and frightened about Lucy, Mary gives him a chocolate Easter egg and tells him the story of Jesus's resurrection.
"But why do we have Easter eggs?" Thomas asked.
Mary explained. "Just as a chick breaks out of an egg, so had Jesus broken free of the tomb of death. Easter eggs remind us that Jesus conquered death and gives us eternal life."

When we finished coloring the eggs and they were dry, Gracie applied the very amusing face stickers!

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