An Easter Devotional for You {COUPON CODE ALERT}

The perfect family Easter devotional. Simple, Sensory-Rich, Deep

 

 

So I’m on blogging break because I’m packing like a mad-lady, but I had to pop in and share about this really quick.

The weeks leading up to Resurrection Sunday (aka Easter) are some of my favorite – not only when I was a girl, but especially now as a parent.  This is a beautiful season to reflect on the most important event in human history.  God’s plan of redemption unfolds with the death and resurrection of Jesus!

It is so helpful to slow down and dig deep here.  I shared tips on how to make Easter meaningful to children a few years ago, and then last year, my friend OhAmanda came out with a fabulous resource to help parents in the pursuit of teaching our kids about this amazing time in history.  We love it and so even in the midst of packing, painting, wiping boo-boo’s, and trying to make sure they don’t unpack too much right behind me, I had the coherent thought to see if she’d extend ya’ll a coupon code.  Good friends always come through for you! :)

COUPON CODECultivate” can be used to get the book 20% off.  Good through April 4th!

So if you are on the hunt for a great hands-on, sensory-rich approach to making Easter interactions meaningful this year, check out A Sense of the Resurrection.

Here are a few reasons why I’m so excited about this resource!

  • Sensory Rich: Children learn through engaging their senses.  This book masterfully engages each of the 5 senses as it draws our family into a growing understanding of and relationship with Jesus!
  • Bible-centered.  The ebook is your resource.  The family text: the Bible!  She provides Scripture references to read for each of the 12 activities.
  • Provides context and talking points.  So often, parents don’t know where to start with having a conversation about what we read with the Bible and how to unpack these truths with our children.  This book provides that!
  • Only 12 Lessons.  Yes, this is a positive.  The truth surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection are deep and worthy of pondering.  This is not the time to jam pack schedules with lots of art projects.  I plan on starting next week and doing 2 a week so we have time to ponder and savor how God is speaking to us and what we are learning about His great sacrifice.
  • A Mix of Craft and Activity – Amanda refers to these as building memorials and making memories.  It is a wonderful blend of both which mixes things up.  Surprisingly, I’m not a big arts and craft kind of person.  I’ve blogged about many of our projects in the past, but that is not a daily norm around here.  We do love simple activities that draw us into meaningful conversation.  This beautiful ebook does just that!

She provides a sneak peek at one of the lessons here.

Each lesson consists of the following sections:

Read it together

Do it together/Make it together (depending on if it is an activity or a craft)

Talk about it together

Do more together (there is an option to make a printable flag banner with a symbol for each lesson)

If you are looking for something new to do with your kids this year, you can’t go wrong with A Sense of the Resurrection. Be sure to use my exclusive coupon code, “CULTIVATE” to get 20% off!

I pray you have a wonderful season of contemplating the death and resurrection of Jesus and draw your children into the wonder of it all too!

More posts I’ve written on this topic:

Easter Ideas for Young ChildrenTop 10 Easter Books

Why We Stopped Homeschooling >> BIG CHANGES

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Change is inevitable. Sometimes it is incremental and sometimes it is dramatic.

For our family change is coming in epic proportions. (But then, if you follow me on Instagram, you already know that.)  It is a wild ride right now and I’m praying for grace and to come through it with my sanity in tact.

We stopped homeschooling a few weeks ago.  No we didn’t put our kids back in school, but the “school” part of homeschooling has taken a backseat for now as we embrace crazy life-learning opportunities.

My hubby started a new job in Dallas, Texas this last week.  Yep, you heard that right; Texas, as in two states over from here. This is no move-across-town trip. {Not that those are a cake-walk either.}  We are packing up and heading 1,049 miles away. We’ve been furiously packing for the last 3 weeks because the kids and I drive out to join him this weekend.

Can I tell you how crazy this is?  Some of you may have moved recently.  And if that is a move, across state lines where everything in your life is turned topsy-turvy, I have SO much respect for you.  I’m going crazy over here – almost literally. There are days moments-all-through-the-day where I simply don’t know what to do next..  At church this morning, a friend asked for my email address.  I couldn’t even remember how to spell my last name; I’m that far gone, friends.  But I am plugging away.  A few heroic friends have insisted on coming over to help (because I’m awful about recognizing my need for and then asking for help).

So here we are in the midst of all kinds of crazy life-lessons. I’d love to tell you that we are rocking every minute of it, but ya…  I can say that we are learning, through trial and error, to walk this out by asking for forgiveness, praying together, and extending grace to one another.

All that to say, I won’t be blogging here for another few weeks.  We need to get to Texas and then I need to finish preparing to go speak in Utah, oh just a week and a half after we arrive.  I can’t wait to see a few of you at the UTCH Homeschool Conference.

In the meantime, I’ll still be popping into Facebook and with finally upgrading to a smartphone (so I don’t get lost in Dallas), I’ll be posting even more to Instagram!

If any of you are in the Dallas area, let me know!

Texas, here we come. We’ll pick up our lesson plans once we get settled!

p.s. Not quite everything is changing. We’ll be near a Sprouts and a Library!

p.p.s. The kids are mostly excited.  Sad to say goodbye to friends and family, excited for the adventure ahead.  What do they think about the moving process? They are about as thrilled with packing as I am…

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