Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Raising Rock Stars: The Story of Easter

Each week, I get the privilege of teaching my children a story from the Bible. This week, I got to teach them the greatest story ever told! This is the first year that Mustang really understood what I was saying. She listened and reacted and asked questions. It was really a blessing to share the story of Jesus with her.

We read 'I Know Why We Have Easter.' I found it a few weeks ago for 10 cents at the thrift. It was a perfect telling of the Easter story for my kids. It discussed the Crucifixion, but very lightly. Mustang is very sensitive about death and I was pleased with the way the book presented Christ's death.

Last week at Hobby Lobby I found this wooden set for 2.00. I had to color it myself, but that was worth it for the price. We used the set to retell the story of Christ's death and resurrection. We had Jesus, a Centurion, Mary Magdalene, Angels, and the man ended up being Joseph of Arametha for our story, though I am sure he will play other parts in the future :). Charger saw the tomb right away and kept yelling 'Cave.' I have no idea where he learned what a cave looked like, but I was pleased.

After our story, we played with a few extension games. We used this cool magnet page from Confessions of a Homeschooler. Charger loved matching the pom poms to the circles. Mustang loved making her own designs on the pizza pan.

I printed 2 sets of these crosses, also from Confessions of a Homeschooler. They were supposed to be puzzles, but Charger used them to match colors and Mustang and I played a memory game.

We also tried to put together a cross of Popsicle sticks, an idea I got from Mama to 3 Blessings. We started on the floor and Mini Cooper immediately charged over and tried to 'help.' So, the cross was moved to the table. Charger helped me, but Mustang used the sticks to make letters.

Check out 1+1+1=1 for more Raising Rock Stars posts. And from our family to yours, Happy Easter! God Bless!!


Ticia said...

That is a super cool set you found. I need to see if I can find one at ours.

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful time learning about what Jesus did for us! I love Charger's new hair cut! That set you found is a great deal!

Cindy said...

What a great time learning about the story of Easter! You found some super bargins to go along with your lesson!