Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and Lenten season kicks off. It leads to Easter. On the frozen, snowy prairie, it seems like the dead of winter right now. But the thought of Easter brings me hope of budding trees, crocuses, tulips, tractors, seeding and planting on the prairie.
In our Christian faith, the season of Lent and then the Easter celebration is the single most important time of remembrance, reflection, honor and celebration.
So what as a mom can I teach a 3 year old and 1 year old about Easter?
I am not a super mom. They won’t have Bible scripture memorized. But I at least want them to know something about Easter.
So what do I turn to?
How about decorate an Easter tree?
We kept up Miss E’s pink Christmas tree up in her room and removed all Christmas decor.
From Oriental Trading for just a few dollars I ordered a box of foam egg decorations.
The girls and I decorated the tree with the egg decorations.
The Easter tree has extra flare with a beaded letter for each of the kids’ first names.
The very marked down pink glitter star from Target adorns the top. Ideally, I would like an Easter cross for the tree topper instead of a star. We’ll work on finding that deal.
Miss E (with a very chapped upper lip from her cold) is thrilled with her tree. In the upcoming weeks in Sunday School, we are going to make several decorations during Lent and for Easter that will decorate the tree. I ordered several Easter crafts from Oriental Trading. They will give a Christian message and meaning to the tree’s decor. Maybe a bit will stick in our 3 year old’s mind.
Miss A probably won’t get any of the Easter messages this year. Other than “no touch” which is what she is aware of with the egg ornaments. Regardless, we have an Easter tree.
Do you decorate around your house in spring decor and specifically for Easter? Share your ideas.