Today we worked on a fun activity as we prepare our hearts for Easter. We took construction paper to weave “baskets.” As we wove the different strips of paper, we discussed how God uses all different things in our life to weave our lives together. Some good. Some bad. Some hard. Some fun. All things that get woven together as a beautiful tapestry.
Afterwards we dyed eggs. We used “natural” dye that we made from spices, although it was interesting because the eggs came from a friend’s chickens and many were already browns, blues, and beige! So the colors turned out quite interesting. We also used clear tape to make crosses on the eggs, which came out quite beautiful.
As we dyed eggs, we talked about how eggs represent new life and how we all have new life in Christ. We are new creations.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17
Then we put our eggs (our new creations) into our baskets (our life woven together by God) and displayed them. It will be a great reminder this week as we prepare for the coming of our Risen Lord!
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Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.