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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 29: YOUR Easter: Is It About the Bunny or the Lamb?

Day 29: YOUR Easter: Is It About the Bunny or the Lamb?
I ran across this question on a blog a few weeks ago, and it has been running through my head ever since as I have been gathering Easter-teaching materials and Easter-celebrating materials. I don’t want to get rid of the bunny, and I don’t
want to commercialize and cheapen the Lamb…so where is the happy medium?
We started talking about Easter bunnies, and the fact that they leave gifts to
help us celebrate the good news of the risen Christ…but that seems to be a flimsy
connection…obviously anything that involves finding presents in a basket sounds
great to a kid, but what’s the point of it all, really?
We started off the conversation: how can YOU be like the Easter bunny and share
the good news of Easter? At this point, I have mostly just focused on the idea
of sharing happiness in celebration of Easter, and how WE can do that too, by
telling friends about the Easter story and sharing treats to celebrate.
We pasted our faces on a bunny color page I found online through Yahoo images, and will move on from that to look at the “Real Eater Bunny” picture idea shown on the Happy Home Fairy’s blog (below).
I would love to hear about YOUR ideas for teaching and celebrating a meaningful Easter with your children!

Real Easter Bunnies from Happy Home Fairy
Great ideas for teaching the real meaning of Easter from Impress Your Kids:

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