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Happy Easter!

Doing some Easter activities together gave us more chances to talk about the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. ~ Matthew 28:5-9 (ESV)

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Egg Science

The little man was recently given a science kit which he loves so with Easter approaching and so many experiments that use eggs we decided to have some fun with egg science. We also talked about new life and Jesus’ resurrection which we celebrate at Easter.

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ~ Luke 24:6-7 (NIV)

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Shedding eggs – dissolving the shell off eggs in vinegar. Then we used these naked eggs as bouncing eggs (instructions here). These are so much fun.

– Egg scientist (idea from here via here)

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– Swinging Eggs (instructions here)

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Shrinking eggs (with a naked egg in a sugar solution. Instructions here. We also used a raw egg in another sugar solution to compare.)

– Ordering eggs by size

Spinning eggs (raw vs hard boiled eggs). We also used raw and hard boiled eggs for rolling eggs and squeezing eggs (instructions here).

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Floating eggs (instructions here). We also tried raw vs hard boiled eggs to see whether they sink or float.

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Exploding egg (the little man loves making volcanoes so we decided an eggshell would be a good container for one. We just combined bicarb soda with vinegar coloured red).

– Word match and spell using the little man’s science kit (idea from here)

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{If you are interested in doing some Easter experiments there are lots of sites with ideas such as here, here, here and here, and my favourite is here.}

 

 

Happy Easter!

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb,  taking the spices they had prepared. And they found  the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold,  two  men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were  frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” Luke 24:1-6 (ESV)

My chicks were made using this tutorial.

Have a happy Easter!

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New Life

This week we have focused on learning about Easter and what Christ has accomplished for us. One activity we did was to plant some mustard seeds and watch as the new life appeared. (No prizes for guessing who owns the pot on the left in the above photo).

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to his great mercy,  he has caused us to be born again to a living hope  through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to  an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and  unfading,  kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded  through faith for a salvation  ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3-5 (ESV)

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Story Eggs

Make up your own stories this Easter with some story eggs. Mine were inspired by these much more beautiful ones made with a wood burner and watercolours. Mine were made in just 15 minutes with some paper mache eggs, a sharpie and some coloured pencils.

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Easter Cookies

Easter is this week! Here are some egg-shaped cookies to celebrate.

This is my first attempt at decorating cookies so there is plenty of room for improvement.

If you would like to make some of these before Easter Day but are low on time, you could always use store-bought oval-shaped cookies. Decorate the flatter side with coloured royal icing and then pipe on your details.

My bunny cookies were inspired by these, although I used a wet-on-wet icing technique for all of my cookies, rather than fondant for the bunnies. You may notice the similarity to many of these and my sharpie eggs patterns – I must be low on inspiration.

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Easter Nests

In case chocolate eggs aren’t enough chocolate, here’s a chocolate-coconut nest to put them in.

I used 200 g/7 oz milk chocolate and 2.5 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut which I had toasted. It made 6 small cupcake sized nests. This is gluten, nut and egg free and depending on the chocolate you use it could also be made dairy free.

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Sharpie Eggs

These seem to be everywhere (or at least everywhere on Pinterest) and are so simple to do. There is an egg decorating tradition in our family each Easter so I think this may be the technique I’ll be using for mine this year.

My eggs were inspired by these ones.

Easter is less than 2 weeks away!

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Easter Bunny

A little bunny as Easter approaches, made using the instructions here (with slightly different ears). It’s a quick little project and a good use of these socks I recently bought that are too small for my little man’s feet.

Less than 3 weeks until Easter!

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