Easter Devotional with a Craft for Children!
Looking for something meaningful you can do as a family to prepare for Easter? Jesus–The Life-Giveris a family Bible study for Easter week (Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday) focusing on the life we can have in Christ. We designed the Bible study specifically to meet the needs of homeschool families who were looking for something fun, exciting, and meaningful they could do with their children to prepare for Easter.
Children make their own flower garden while they listen!
Every day, children get to add a flower to their own paper flower garden. The color of the flower’s backing, as well as the object/picture in the center of the flower, are all coordinated to reinforce the devotional’s message. For example, on the first day the children have a snowflake to decorate around on the center of their flower to remind them of God’s plan to bring us life. They then glue the flower to a black backing to remind them of how hopeless our hearts are without Jesus.View sample pages from the e-book here!
This Bible study comes in e-book form; the e-book gives you patterns and instructions for easily making the gardens out of predominately household supplies. The only additional items besides scissors, coloring utensils, and glue you will need are a container (flower pot, bowl, or basket), popsicle sticks to hold the flowers in the container, various colored cardstock paper to print out the flowers on/back them, and dry beans or Styrofoam to hold the flowers inside the container. We’ve really tried to keep it simple–and affordable. The e-book is only $7.99, and includes the rights to print out flower patterns for ALL your children.
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What Others Have Said…
“Katherine Loop designed a pre-Easter study, Jesus: The Life Giver, that is absolutely wonderful! What I loved most is that it wasn’t a study of Passion Week, but a look at the heart of the One who is passionate for our hearts.” – Deborah Lembach. Read more on the As We Walk blog. Picture above shows the flower garden they made using the instructions in the e-book.
“This is a wonderful product! It can be used for simple or in-depth conversations, depending upon the length of time you may have and the ages of your children. Our kids, ages 4 – 12, enjoyed it very much; my husband and I did too. Also, our boys liked designing their own flowers just as much as our girls. Each day we had great discussions, and we saved the flowers for a month or more! This was our best Easter week ever thanks to ‘The Life-Giver.'” – Stephanie Woole
“Jesus, The Life Giver is an Easter Devotional that would be a perfect family devotional to use starting the Sunday before Easter (Palm Sunday) and ending on Easter Sunday…This is such a great way to get your kids more involved in understanding the devotional–even the youngest of children will have fun helping to make the flower garden and ‘watching it grow’ throughout the week.” – From a review by Heidi Strawser. Read the rest on the Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s website.
“I firmly believe that we owe our young children meat when we teach them about God. Katherine Loop obviously believes this as well, for although this is a devotional for children that includes a craft activity meant for elementary school age children, it presents deep ideas that adults would do well to meditate on. That’s the beauty of this little study that takes us through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. It truly is a multi-age devotional offering insights through different means that are age appropriate.” – From a review by Beverly Krueger. Visit Eclectic Homeschool Online to view the rest!