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Easter Symbols

Out of all of our Easter celebrations-

I absolutely love this idea that our friends gave to us last year.
It reminds me of something we did as kids,
and it helps teach our girls why we really celebrate Easter.
You need 12 numbered eggs, filled with the objects below.
There are two ways you can do this activity.
 You can save the eggs and use them as a countdown to Easter opening one each day,
or hide the eggs around the room, have the children find them, and then open them in order reading the scriptures in each and discussing what each item is the eggs represent.
Each egg should be filled with the following scripture and reference object:
1. Matthew 26:39 (sacrament cup or small cracker)
2. Matthew 26: 14-15 (3 dimes) This fulfilled the prophecy in Zechariah 11:12-14
3. Matthew 26:48-49 (chocolate kiss)
4. Matthew 27:1-2 (knotted twine)
5. Matthew 27:15,17,21,24-26 (chunk of hand soap)
6. Matthew 27:28-30 (square of red fabric)
7. Matthew 27:31-32 (small nail)
8. Matthew 27:50-51, 54 (crushed rocks)
9. Matthew 27:57-60 (strip of white cloth)
10. Matthew 27:60, 62-66 (a small, flat stone)
11. Mark 16:1, 2-6 (bay leaf)
12. Matthew 28:5-6 (empty)
Once the eggs are done and you have read all the scriptures,
you can watch this short video (which I love) HERE.
Or this one.
or this one.
They are all short. and wonderful.
We will be doing this Sunday– hope you will too!
I was also in charge of making treats for the girls in our ward,
so I put the scripture from 1 Cor. 15:22
“…in Christ shall all be made alive”
I thought they turned out cute and colorful.
Hope everyone has a beautiful Easter weekend!

Easter Basket Ideas

My little boy is 15 months old.

It feels like this is his first time experiencing Easter, because he was so young last year.
So what should we get for his Easter Basket?
I know my husband and I are not the only parents thinking about this… so here are some ideas….
I found a lot of good ideas online.  Check them out:
The idea I decided to use was this: Themed Easter Baskets
My little boy loves anything with wheels.  In fact, his first work was “truck”.
So we decided to do a “Cars” themed Easter Basket for him.

We found this Cars tin bucket at Shopko for like three dollars.

Then we bought a few toys and a few treats….

And let’s not forget the plastic eggs.  They are a tradition.

And all together, I thought it turned out pretty cute:

I can’t wait to give it to him this weekend!  Happy Easter!
What are you going to put in your kids’ Easter Baskets?

Other Easter Ideas:
Easter Egg Coupons…Printable
Easter Symbols
Quick Easter Craft