Thursday, March 15, 2012

Treasuring Christ...especially at Easter!

Have you read Noel Piper's book Treasuring God in Our Traditions? ...No?? Stop reading and go order it here or read it online for free here. It's a must read for every Christian parent!

I'm so thankful for Noel and her inspiration to make our traditions, especially the holidays, more Christ-centered. In the Big K fam we celebrate advent during Christmas and love our nightly Jesse Tree Activity, and for Thanksgiving we started to do a Thankful Tree last year. So, for Easter I wanted to come up with an activity that would prepare our hearts and set our minds on Christ. 

Opening up eggs at Easter is a fun treasure hunting activity, and I want Caleb to view Jesus as his Treasure, so I came up with a "Treasuring Christ Easter Activity".


It's 14 days of opening up Easter Eggs filled with daily scripture readings and symbols. 



I wanted to walk through the last few days before Christ was crucified, and I wanted to incorporate Caleb's Bible-The Jesus Storybook Bible. {Highly recommend this Bible for kids...every story whispers Jesus' name!}

If you have the Jesus Storybook Bible here is the daily reading plan and symbol ideas to use for your eggs {nothing on day 14-because Jesus has risen!}. Also, you'll noticed the 15th egg is extra, it's Hebrews 1:1-14, and we read that verse on Dec. 25th as the final ornament on our Jesse Tree. I wanted to add the Hebrews verse, because our story doesn't end with Christ's resurrection...He's rescued us, the altar is closed, and one day He's coming again!

Click here to download the reading plan for the Jesus Storybook Bible version.

Don't have the Jesus Storybook Bible? Don't sweat it! Here's the daily scripture {for any Bible}: download here.  

I hope this activity helps you treasure Christ this Easter!

And just for fun, here are some fun printables I made for my Easter decor for you to have:
download here

...and my favorite worship song printable...
download here

So, what are your Easter traditions? I'd love to know and get inspired!


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23 comments:

  1. it will be a glorious day! amen! this is a great idea; thanks for sharing

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  2. Hi Viv! I LOVE this idea! I can't wait to start our own traditions once our baby boy arrives. I think it's so important to make Christ the center of your family's focus. Love your blog!

    Bri
    briandvincent.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks Bri! The holidays and our traditions are becoming more fun now with Caleb around!

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  3. Thanks for coming by Viv! Im so glad you did! When I get on my computer im going to download all your great things! And you caleb is so cute!

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  4. hey sweet lady!! thank you so much for the follow!! im LOVING your blog! your little is so precious. i look forward to getting to know you and your blog!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Excited to get to know you too!

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  5. Hi Viv, it's Megan from over at House of the Rising Sons. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I had to come over and visit you too and I'm so glad I did. First, your sweet Caleb is so adorable. I love this post on Easter. Just downloaded the "Treasuring God in our Traditions" pdf and can't wait to read it. Thanks for posting it. I love the Easter egg idea too. We also have the Jesus Storybook Bible. It's our favorite, so this activity will work out perfectly for us.

    Blessings,
    Megan

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    1. Thanks so much Megan! You'll have to let me know how your boys like the daily readings! I can't wait when Caleb starts to understand everything and participate!

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  6. HI! I am a new follower of your blog! I found you through the blog hop! :)

    Check out my blog and follow back if you'd like!

    http://judahsmommy.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for stopping by! I'm following you back!

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  7. Just wanted to say welcome to my blog and thanks for following!
    Très bien

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. hi Viv! kimberly from a night owl, thanks for the comment and new follow, i'm following back! love the printables, too cute!

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  9. What a neat idea!

    I'm stopping by from the March Blog Hop. I’m a new follower, would love for you to come follow back!

    Jen- Queen Bee’s Hive

    http://queenbeejen.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Jen! I'm following you now too! =)

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  10. Found you at Kates party and now I'm following -stop on by for a visit!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you now too!

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  11. We have been doing something similar with our kids the past two Easters, and now they ASK to do this every year!! They love it, and it's such a sweet tradition. Yours is beautiful!!

    Shannon @SewSweetCottage

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    1. Thanks Shannon! I sure hope Caleb loves this when he gets older and asks too!! =)

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  12. Great! I featured you on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you can stop by and check it out.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/04/fun-friday-finds-top-10-from-hippity.html

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