We started late last year, so I've been working on coming up with a few ideas for this week's special activities to go along with our readings each day. (You can check out Charlotte's creative list, from last year, here.)
The theme for the first week is:
"The Good Shepherd's Pasture."
I added the bible versus to read, in case any of you would like to join in, but don't have the Garden of the Good Shepherd.
The Good Shepherd : Read John 10:14-15
- Easter Sunday!! CELEBRATE!!!
The Shepherd's Crook: Read Psalm 23:1-6
- Candy Cane's served with Hot Cocoa
- Read The Legend of the Candy Cane or watch the DVD
- Another idea would be to make a Candy Cane Coffee Cake, but I am just not up to baking again today! ;)
The Sheepfold : Read John 10:1-6
- Make "God's Sheep" (Popcorn) for a snack.
~ God's Sheep ~
"We all, like sheep, have gone astray; each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him all our sin. Isaiah 53:6"
Air-pop the popcorn and serve it warm, if possible. Butter, if desired, can be melted in a saucepan on the stove. Popcorn is white and fluffy, like sheep, and when air-popped, sometimes a piece of popcorn comes flying out of the popper and flies across the room, like a lost sheep. Remind the children that, like sheep, we wander astray sometimes.
The Gate of the Sheepfold : Read John 10:7-10
The Ewe and the Ram : Read John 21:15-17
The Lamb : Read John 1:35
(Some of these ideas could also work for The Sheepfold or The Ewe and the Ram.)
- Stop by and visit the Lamb of God at the adoration chapel or attend Mass.
- Serve Lamb for dinner or Lamb of God Rolls.
- Make a Lamb Cake or Lamb Cupcakes.
- The Hershey's Lamb with Kisses would be super cute and could be refilled next year.
- I purchased a package of Lindt Candy Lambs -- it came with 5, perfect!
The Wolf : Read John 10:11-12
- Read the story of St. Francis and the Wolf found in Legends of Saints and Beasts by Ann Marie Jauss.
- Make Wolf Paw Cookies
I hope you all are having a very Happy and Blessed Easter!