Here’s a great visual we are using as a Lenten “kick off”….
I put vase of white flowers on the breakfast table for a few days to spark some curiosity! My children didn’t know the water in the vase had been tinted with red food coloring.
“I bought these beautiful white flowers for our table to celebrate Lent! Lent begins this week! Aren’t they pretty? These white flowers really remind me of Jesus. Why do you think I would say that? Why does white remind me of Jesus?”
It didn’t take long for the children to notice a change!
“MOM! Mom, look at this! This petal is turning red!”
Watching the white flowers turn red has given us the opportunity to talk about what Jesus did at the cross when He took our sin upon Himself… the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! You could do this activity any time during Lent or as a visual on Good Friday.
Here are activities we did last year to count down to Easter:
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Each step in making these cookies tells a different part of the Easter story. They stay in the oven overnight, and there is a surprise the next morning!
There are no eggs in this Easter hunt! Kids find objects that tell about Jesus’ last days on Earth. It was fun to find olives, old shoes, marshmallows, soap, and more! If you don’t want to do the hunt, just get the objects and use them for retelling the Easter story. Then, let your kids put them in order!
John 13 Activity