this past week was my baptismal birthday, and also one of my Goddaughter's. as i thought about her, i also thought about how, as Godparents, we slack. i felt like we don't do enough, we don't talk enough, pray enough, share enough, encourage enough. part of this feeling is that i know they are getting a good foundation at home. why should that stop me though?
so i wanted to do something special. with Holy Week approaching i had seen a few things pop up on pinterest. the first was from here. and it completely inspired me. i wanted to use that, jazz it up a bit, and add a simple book to go along with it.
which made me remember this nice trick. a mini book out of one sheet of paper. eliza loves when i make her a few blank ones of these. i need to make a few more and keep them in my purse for any time we are stuck waiting.
How to Make Books, by Esther K. Smith, illustrations by Lindsay Stadig
so off to photoshop. thanks to some google images i created this file. which then with some folds, and one cut, turned into the perfect size book for little kids. the information for each day was kept basic, but then i added bible verses so their parents could dive deeper if the kids needed/wanted more.
looking forward to using this as part of our easter tradition for many years.
so, to kick off. it's palm sunday! we remember Jesus riding into jerusalem, the branches waving, and shouts of "hosanna!" made a simple palm leaf to place next to Jesus.
if you would like to download the mini book, here is the link. personal use only please! and make sure you print "actual size"
do you have any holy week traditions? always looking for fun activities to do with the girls, or use in sunday school!