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. Instructions for folding are at the bottom of this post.
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.
I ended up putting together 8 of them, and spent less than $10. I was pretty proud of them, and already have seen excitement over them. A friend said "Sort of like a nativity, but for Easter" I know how much Eliza loves her nativity, and it's nice to have something for her to look at and touch during this very special week.
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.
Next we remember the last supper, on Maundy Thursday. (this is where the step stool came into play, since I made the table too tall by flipping the lid over) I used some red tape to attach the folded piece of bread and wine, and had it pop up.
If you would like to download the mini book, here is the link. personal use only please! 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!
How to Make Books, by Esther K. Smith, illustrations by Lindsay Stadig