Here's how we're doing Easter at home this year...
My plan is a simple breakfast together, with prayer and a devotional, and then a little egg hunt. I put together a shared Easter basket all the kids will find through an egg scavenger hunt, where each set of four eggs will provide a clue to the next area to look. This will be a bit of a hike so I'm excited for that.
Inside their basket are treats, a children's CD by Ellie Holcomb (adore her!), and two fun new Christian children's books.
Jesus Rose for Me* is a fantastic board book chronicling the entire Easter story in simple language my littlest will understand just as well as my oldest. The illustrations are a simple, cartoonlike style. I look forward to curling up together to read the story as a family.
Mama Kisses, Papa Hugs* is a new delight by the author of God Gave Us series Lisa Tawn Bergren. In this sweet book, a young boy decides he's too old for mama kisses and papa hugs. By the end he's accepted that one can never be too old for these things, or for God's displays of love. This will make a perfect bedtime story. The family is bi-racial and, as silly as it may sound, I really appreciated mama's big hips!
Our Easter dinner will be pizza and the rest of the day will be calm and low-key. My girls have requested that we still get all dressed up and I think that sounds like a wonderful idea.
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.