God Bless Our Easter Children’s Book Giveaway

easter book giveaway

The celebration of Easter is upon us! I’m so excited; I just love Easter. This winter was a particularly hard one and I’m so happy to see the signs of spring. My kiddos have been excited too; it’s interesting to see their perspective on the changing world around them. One day last week when it rained the entire day, our front porch was littered with squirming worms. They evoked quite the “Eeeewwww!” from my youngest.

Then yesterday, a bird decided our front porch rug looked like a great place to build a nest. Until people started walking in and out “her front door.” She chose to abandon her nesting materials and seek shelter elsewhere. The girls got a kick out of that.

This morning, the sun was shining brightly through the sliding glass door and I was just waiting for the “thud.” Every year in the spring, the birds try to fly through that door. Sure enough, I was working away when I heard it- a very disappointed bird who thought something in our family room looked appealing but instead slammed down to the patio ground. After a period of confusion, he flew away. The girls were so surprised that he tried to fly through the window.

All that to say that animals are God’s creatures and a wonderful way for children to learn more about God! This sweet book I’m giving away today, “God Bless Our Easter,” is a beautiful celebration of spring, Easter, and cute little farm animals. The rhyming text of this book makes it perfect for children ages 2-5. I thought you might enjoy seeing a preview:

God Bless Our Easter by ThomasNelson

If you’d like to order this sweet book or for more information, click here.

Three last-minute Easter reminders:

Holy Week Activities for Children

The Jelly Bean Poem Printable to accompany a small pack of jelly beans (Oh and hey, will you send me pics of your little packets? Please?)

6 Resurrection Celebration Activities

Ok, Friends. Be sure to enter the giveaway and have a glorious Easter celebration!

Rachel

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Easter Bingo Activity

easter bingo graphic
Teaching younger children about the true meaning of Easter is so fun! There are many special ways of helping them begin to understand that God is personal and Jesus loves them very much .

For this post, I was researching a few Easter ideas and I came up with this idea to combine storytelling with participation. This is an adapted idea from several different ideas I discovered of this nature.

Easter Bingo for ages 4-7 is designed to give the teacher or parent an opportunity to tell the Easter story using picture symbols. As the pictures are discussed, the children place their markers over the corresponding pictures. Each child has the same bingo card that looks like this:

easter bingo teaching tool

Click on the graphic above or HERE for the free PDF to open.

The order of events for the story is:

Jesus praying, bread for the Last Supper, silver  pieces, rope for  scourging, crown of thorns, nail, cross, 3 days later, stone rolled away, empty tomb, He has risen

Cut one of the bingo cards and choose one of each picture to tell the story. The children can place a marker over the pictures as the story is told. Be sure to let the children know that there may be more than one picture of each section of the story. All the children will complete the card at the same time.

I thought it would be fun to use jelly beans as markers and then the children can eat them when their card is full and the story is completed. Having children interact with the story is a great way to help them remember the points of the story. While Easter bingo is fun, taking a child to another level of understanding what Jesus has done for them is this wonderful resource from bestselling author, Stephen Elkins.

bible storybook

 

Introducing children to Jesus at an early age is critical and today I’m privileged to introduce the beautiful Jesus and Me Bible Storybook to you as another wonderful tool to tell of Jesus’ love for us. This storybook has one feature that I love in particular, every other page contains a “Jesus and Me” paragraph that explains promises and principles of living for Jesus today.  I really wanted you to see this feature so I snapped a couple quick photos:

jesus and me

jesus and me 2

Isn’t that awesome? I love the way the questions prompt critical thinking skills and provide an opportunity for practical application.

Today I’m giving away one of these sweet books to provide one blessed winner the wonderful opportunity of encouraging a child to begin walking with Jesus. Just follow the Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. If you’d like to check out this sweet book designed for ages 3-7 just a little more or purchase one,maybe to place in an Easter basket, then you can do so here.

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Rachel

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A Princess Prayer and Devotional Giveaway

Each night my husband and I pray for and with each of our children. We established this beautiful pattern of bedtime routine from the beginning and they expect the routine! The few times a year that we are away from the kids, they want their prayer time over the phone. And in the past year, we’ve graduated to Facetime prayers. I never dreamed of that!

Our two youngest are especially in the princess mode at ages 2 and 4. They have a dress up box full of princess outfits and they string it out nearly every day. So we have fun with it.

Here they are doing a very princess floor puzzle:

princess girls

 

So I thought it would be beautiful to write a prayer for the girls for their precious princess minds. You know, those minds that are soaking up every little thing and wearing a tiara the whole time.

 

A Princess Prayer

This prayer to God
I whisper now.
Before my king
I humbly bow.
And while I sleep
With stars above,
My princess heart
Is full of love.

Amen.

princess prayers

Along with this princess prayer, I’m so pleased to share the God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional with you. Of course, my girlies latched on to this book right away, as you can see,

gods princess devotional

Here’s a preview of this sweet book:

This devotional is perfect for your girly girl with its beautiful cover and shiny embellishments! The cute color art on each page is sure to win over your little princess.

If you’d like to check this sweet devotional out or order one, you can do so right here.

bedtime devo
And I’m excited to be giving away one of these sweet devotionals today! Just follow the Rafflcopter and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Rachel

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