Today is a big day! This is my 200th post here at Milk & Honey Living and in honor of these past 200 posts and these first day of Spring I am honored to review an awesome resource and host my first giveaway! And I think it is fitting…
This blog is an ever evolving space for me…my interests ebb and flow, my creativity flourishes and fades, my passions rise to the top and come crashing to the floor. But my purpose. My purpose remains the same.I am a child of God – a daughter of the King of Kings! I am a wife. I am a mother. I play many roles and wear many hats – just like most of you, my readers. My purpose is always to Praise the Lord with my life and share the salvation I have in Christ.
Now, after this record breaking cold and snowy Wisco winter, I’m ready for warmth.
My goal this year was to find another resource I could use to lead my kid’s through the story of Christ’s death and resurrection. As a culture, we spend so much time focused on Christmas and the period of time leading up to it, yet we do not show the equal (if not more important) event of Easter the same reverence. I recently shared some wonderful ideas & resources for observing Lent with kids, but this one goes above and beyond.
I’ve followed Amanda’s blog, Oh Amanda, for some time. Her background is in children’s ministry so she bring a wealth of experience to the table about sharing the gospel with children and how to make it accessible regardless of their age or understanding. Much like reading vs. comprehension level, children are able to understand vastly more than we give them credit and the earlier we introduce the GOOD NEWS of what Jesus did for all of us, prayerfully, the earlier they will choose to accept it and walk in the way of righteousness.
A SENSE of Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families is a remarkably thorough overview and walks the family through the five different senses of Christ’s last experiences, His death, and resurrection. It is broken into 12 different lessons encompassing specific scripture passages, a craft/activity to represent the topic, and a brief explanation and discussion prompts. Each day also has a banner print out to create additional visual representation and timeline of events!
My boys and I have started working through the readings and projects and we are loving our focused time learning specifically about the Easter story. It fosters such rich conversation; and what a joy to fill our home with sights and scents to remember what Christ did for us!
These are not the easiest, “fly by the seat of your pants” crafts. But don’t let that sway you, because they are very intentional and certainly ways to adjust to meet your needs or use what you have on hand. There are some supplies you might need to purchase and initial prep work; but all-in-all it was minimal and the impact far outweighs the effort invested. Also, when I previewed the supply list and read each day’s activity, I realized that I had many of the items already on hand and if I didn’t have the exact item called for I had something close enough to adjust the activity accordingly. For example, one day calls for purple cellophane; we will be using contact paper and purple tissue paper (one could simply use paper and purple crayons, markers, or paint)!
I am giving away a FREE copy of A SENSE of Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families and you can enter this giveaway below.
Or, from TODAY through Friday, March 28th, you can go right ahead and purchase your copy with at 20% off with the discount code, OHEASTER. I will select and share the winner on Monday, 3.21!
I hope this resource is a blessing to you and your family!
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