Every year our church holds an event called Easter is for Families. It’s two hours packed with fun activities that share the truth of Easter. I attended last year with Munchkin but left early. At seven months she wasn’t too into it. This year The Man was able to go with Munchkin and I. We had a lot of fun! It was hanging out with our friends too.
It started with some coloring while we waited for everyone to arrive. Munchkin love coloring so this was a hit. We had pieces of stained glass picture to color. They were all cut up and once they were colored you put the puzzle together and glued them down. Then our Pastor went over Easter Resurrection cookies and shares verses about the death and resurrection of Jesus. These cookies sound great and I’m looking forward to making them.
From there we went on a scavenger hunt throughout the church. There were seven locations with six eggs and the seventh had a cross. In each egg there was sticker and they went on the cross. Munchkin LOVED getting the eggs and putting them in her pail. She also loved putting the stickers on the cross with Daddy. (The Man started new classes this week and will be gone a lot more this quarter. Munchkin really missed her daddy and loved having this time with him today! She’s 100% a daddy’s girl and I love it!) We then put the cross, which was a sticker too, on her pail.
After that we colored sun catchers with paint pens. It’s been years since I’d painted a sun catcher. Munchkin was starting to say “eat! eat!” over and over. If you don’t feed her she gets louder so I gave her a couple of graham crackers. That kept her happy while The Man and I painted. I’m not a perfectionist by any stretch of the imagination. My colors mixed a little in the small spaces but it still looks good. (Four hours later and they’re still not totally dry and I smudged them bringing them in. Oh well, they look great on our sliding door.)
After that we had some music time with egg shakers. Munchkin LOVED the egg shakers. It was a plastic egg filled with popcorn kernels taped between two plastic spoons. Super easy and yet so well loved. We sang songs and she clapped shook the egg and had a great time. From there we had a snack and then headed home (well, not really home. We went shopping for my new gas stove. More on that later!)