Easter Memories! What do I do?
Tam - posted on 04/13/2009
I hope you had a blessed Easter with your loved ones. :) Sorry a little late, but your little ones is probably too little to understand this just yet. However, in future, here is a fun thing you can do with your child(ren) that a friend passed along to me...
Resurrection Cookies (to do the night before Easter!)
Easter Story Cookies
Each ingredient has a special meaning and there are scriptures to go with each step.
We LOVE to do this & do it every year.. It brings the Resurrection Story to life for the kids & us too!
You will need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch salt
1 cup sugar
a zipper baggy
1 wooden spoon
(Bread & Grape Juice if you do the communion step)
These are to be made the evening before Easter.
Preheat oven to 300F.
*** (this is very important --- don't wait until you are half done with the recipe).
Place pecans in zipper baggy and let children beat them with the wooden spoon
to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He
was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read: John 19:1-3
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar
to drink. Read: John 19:28-30
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life
to give us life. Read: John 10:10&11
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest
into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers,
and the bitterness of our own sin. Read: Luke 23:27
So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the
sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to
know and belong to Him. Read: Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.
Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins
have been cleansed by Jesus. Read: Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
((While this is beating for the 15 minutes, we like to read the story of the Last Supper and take communion together))
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet.
Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read: Matthew 27:57-60
Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.
Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read: Matthew 27:65-66
GO TO BED!
Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.
Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read: John 16:20&22
On Resurrection Sunday (Easter) morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked
surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed
to find the tomb open and empty. Read: Matthew 28:1-9
~Source for these cookies is unknown.
Rebekah - posted on 04/11/2009
You could get body paint and paint her like an easter egg and take pictures for the baby book! Now that would be cute. :) My son is 7 months, we did bath paints and took pictures, then washed him up. And today I decorated an area with easter eggs, flowers, that easter grass and his angel bear and took pictures in his Easter outfit. He was very into the grass stuff, lol. It was cute! :)
Barbara - posted on 04/11/2009
Every day is special memories when they are so little. You have MANY more Easters to come to make special memories. Take photos of her for this Easter, thank God for such a special gift and just enjoy her as you do every day.
Meghan - posted on 04/11/2009
I put my oldest daughter in a dress for her first Easter and had pictures taken with her in it. With my second daughter, I'm doing the same thing with the same dress.. Lucky for me they both are able to wear it. My daughter was 5 months, and my 2 month old will be able to wear it because of her length. Good luck! I'm sure your find something.
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