DaySpring sent the boys some fun things to add to our Easter box. I am slowly collecting books and other things to use as I teach the boys about Easter and why we celebrate…not because of the yummy candy but because of the new life we can have in Jesus because He is risen!! I love celebrating Easter.
The Easter Wooden Pop-Out Puzzle was Levi’s favorite.
It actually comes in a puzzle format like this. You take all the pieces out and put the characters on their stands. Then you flip the board over to set up your scene. Levi is able to set it up and put it away all by himself.
It is fun to hear him acting out the Easter story with the characters. It is amazing to me how much they take in and so funny to hear their own interpretation of what you teach them.
I wish there were a few more characters. It really stresses Levi out that there are no soldiers to guard the tomb, but we just add those in. Otherwise this is a really great puzzle! The story that comes with the puzzle is from Matthew 28:
Jesus died on the cross for us.
He was buried in a tomb behind a big rock.
On Easter morning, Jesus’ friends went to the tomb.
An angel came from heaven and rolled away the big rock.
The tomb was empty-Jesus was not there!
The angel told his friends, and His friends told everyone that
Jesus is alive, just as He had promised.
I long for this story to become more than just a story to him, but an understanding that Jesus loves him so much that He died for him and that we have hope because He didn’t stay in that tomb but defeated death and rose again. Alleluia! I pray that as He begins to understand God’s great rescue plan that He would choose to follow Jesus with all of his heart for all of his days. And of course I long for Griffin to choose Jesus too!
DaySpring also sent us The Story of Easter Magnet Book.
This book comes with a plastic pouch that both the book and magnet pieces fit into and snap shut. You just open the book and use it as your magnet board. It might be fun to use the characters on the fridge too. The characters are exactly the same as the Wooden Pop Out Puzzle. Levi tends to gravitate towards the puzzle but this magnet board has been fun to play with too.
The sweet DaySpring rep also threw in these Really Woolly Sheep for the boys. Aren’t they adorable? Her name is Cora. The tag says Cora loves to dance in the rain! Even when the rain comes down…the Shepherd is making blessings bloom just for you.
We can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. Romans 8:28
I love that! I like to imagine that my Cora would have loved dancing in the rain and that she would have looked adorable in yellow polka dotted rain boots. Oh, and there are two other sheep options…their names are Flora and Nora. 🙂
And don’t forget about the 12 Day Holiday Countdown. Do you remember when I told you about how we used it for Thanksgiving and my kids loved it? We didn’t end up using the Christmas countdown because we used our felt storyboard instead, but they have a countdown for Easter too so we are going to try it out this year!My kids love opening a box each day and the verses and questions that go along with each picture are perfect for toddlers.
Would you like to win something from DaySpring? I thought you would. 🙂
DaySpring is offering one of my readers a
$50.00 gift certificate to use in their online store!
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ONE winner chosen at random
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Giveaway ends Monday, March 18th at 9pm (CST)
To enter, visit DaySpring…then come back to this post and leave a comment telling me what you would buy with your gift certificate.
Make sure you check out DaySpring’s Easter Gifts for Kids . They have lots of fun things to help teach your kids the Easter story or to fill up Easter baskets with! DaySpring is also offering my readers 25% off the entire Easter Gifts for Kids section. Use coupon code Easter25 through March 31, 2013. That makes for some really great deals.
Easter Wooden Pop-Out Puzzle
The Story of Easter Magnet Book
12 Day Holiday Countdown
Really Woolly Plush Sheep
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Have a great weekend!