Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Family Home Evening

"Family home evening is a special time set aside each week that brings family members together and strengthens their love for each other, helps them draw closer to Heavenly Father, and encourages them to live righteously" (lds.org)

I love family home evening but I struggle to find lessons that are fun and interesting to an almost three year old. I'm going to try to post any successful FHE's we have in the hopes that it will give others in the same boat some ideas! We did an Easter themed lesson this week that Mia loved.

I made these eggs from Raising Busy Chickadees. I gave Mia her Easter basket, had her collect the eggs that were hidden and then she opened them and matched them to the card. She thought that was so fun! I wasn't sure if she would be interested in the message or the cards when there were eggs to hunt down but she wanted to know what each card meant before she went to find the next egg.  She even asked me to hide them again today!


Easter Fun!


I haven't posted for a few months because I've been working on another big project "from scratch"...our new addition: Penelope Joy!

When we aren't busy baby-gazing, Mia and I have still been doing lots of fun things!  Here's some of the Easter crafts & activities we've been up to lately.

Easter Sensory Bin
In this bin:
  • Easter Grass
  • Egg puzzle
  • Foam egg ornaments
  • Plastic shapes (from party favor section): stars, hearts, etc.
  • Easter themed erasers
  • Little baskets & Easter bunny eggs for sorting

 Bunny Finger Puppets
This was a ton of fun! I found this tutorial over at: Craft Jr. for a bunch of different animals.  The bunnies were the only ones that turned out well for us (our "Easter Chick" looked more like a bug than a bird - not that Mia minded).


Easter Wreath
This was a quick and easy craft that Mia could do while I did things around the house. Just cut a circle from a paper plate, cut egg shapes from construction & patterned scrapbook paper, give toddler glue stick...and voila! Easy Easter Wreath.  If you want to do a fancy one try: this one from DLTK.

Pinecone Easter Eggs
Inspired by Pink & Green Mama, we collected some pinecones outside and painted them with acrylic paints & sprinkled them with glitter for good measure. This was a favorite: cheap, easy, and adorable!

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