*I’m reporting this from last year for my own benefit, but maybe you can use the inspiration, too.*
Because I am incapable of long-range planning at any time other than Christmas time, I am only now doing any serious planning for Easter. Oh, we have our Easter frocks and our requisite white shoes (well, everyone except Lulu–and we’re looking for sandals THIS WEEK–and Steady Eddie, but he doesn’t look good in white ;-) ), but I haven’t done the important planning, like what books we’re going to read. ;-) I haven’t checked anything out of the library besides Rechenka’s Eggs and Miz Fannie Mae’s New Easter Hat (both reviewed here). I’ve just been in a sort of fog, going through the motions, just trying to survive this very busy season. I don’t like it this way, but that’s the way it is every spring.
This is what I’m planning for the week:
- an Easter egg hunt Monday morning. Lulu’s eggs will contain four digit addition problems and Louise’s will contain the tens addition fact problems. They love doing things like this, and I ask myself, why do I wait until a holiday to do something that is so much fun for them?
- read Benjamin’s Box and hide the Resurrection Eggs around the house each morning. This was a huge hit last year, so I think it will be again.
- make homemade matzah and eat it all, just like last year. Of course, we will talk about the Passover, too, and how Jesus is our Passover lamb.
- decorate Easter eggs. We might try our hands at making these egg cups and these eggs. I’d really like to blow the insides out of the eggs so we can have a beautiful egg tree like Janet’s, but it has been since I was a little girl that I’ve tried that. Is it hard? Any tips?
- read selections from our small collection of Easter books, including Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg. I feel like we acquired the book so late last year that we didn’t have time to properly appreciate and enjoy it, and then it went up in a box with the other Easter things.
- focus on learning some scriptures that relate to the Resurrection. We did this last year, too, but we haven’t continued to review them, so I’m not sure we all still have them in our grey matter. I’m thinking about pulling questions and scriptures from our Bible quiz materials, but we shall see if I have time to do this.
- work on an Easter-ish hymn this week for our hymn memorization. Any suggestions?
- make cinnamon rolls for our Sunday School class for Easter morning. Yummy!
- make my sister’s favorite cake, banana split (yes, cake), for Easter dinner at my parents’, in honor of her 34th birthday the day before. (How can my baby sister be that old?!?!)
While I’m at it, I think I’ll make a tidy list of all my Easter related posts here, some of which I also linked above.
- What we did Easter 2010
- RAT Easter Edition 2010
- RAT Easter Edition 2010, Take Two
- Jan Brett–The Easter Egg Tour 2010
- He Is Risen!
- Friday’s Vintage Find–The Easter Egg Artists
- RAT Easter Edition 2009
In the midst of all the busy-ness, though, I want to take some time to worship Him this week. I’m making that a priority.
What are your plans for celebrating Easter in your home this year?