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Lent Activity

The 40 days before Easter

 

Make Pretzels

 

If lent is something that your family observes, find a recipe for making pretzels and have fun doing this together. Kids like to roll the "rope" shapes, form them into pretzel shapes and sprinkle the coarse salt on them. These are a good activity for lent because the shape of the pretzel looks like hands folded across the chest in prayer. It is said that the origin of pretzels had to do with the meaning of the shape. If you don't have time to bake, buy some pretzels (not the sticks) and talk about the shape and, if you are so inclined, say a prayer together.

CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE.


 

Make a Peek-a-Boo Easter Egg.

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Cover an inflated egg-shaped balloon with several layers of paper maché strips. Allow it to dry completely (a full day or more). Pop the balloon and cut the paper egg in half.

Paint the inside of the egg. Place Easter grass in the bottom and add small Easter decorations or pictures to create a spring or Easter scene. Tape the top back onto the bottom. Paint the egg white and then add colored paint or decorate it with layers of pieces of tissue paper and diluted white glue. Cut a hole in the top to let light in and cut out a round peep hole on each side so you can see the scene. Decorate the egg with flowers or ribbons.

 


 

Make a Milk Jug Bunny Toss Game

 

An adult can cut the mouth and front teeth from a plastic milk jug. Use the handle as a nose. Draw features on the jug with markers or acrylic paints. Cut ears out of construction paper, craft foam or felt and glue or tape them in place. Add a pom pom nose. Then set the bunny on a flat surface and toss jelly beans at the bunny to see how many you can get into the bunny's mouth.


Decorate your table for Easter.


Easter Bird Nest Macaroons

 

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Use your favorite recipe for coconut macaroons or a package mix to prepare cookies. Before baking, add a few jelly beans to the center of each drop of coconut macaroon mix. When the cookies are done they will look like little nests with Easter eggs in them.


Have a Wobbly Egg Roll Contest

Take plastic Easter eggs that come in two parts and open them. Place something inside like jelly beans or coins to add weight. Then have a contest rolling the eggs from point "a" to point "b". Because of the weight and the odd shape of the eggs, they will wobble and not go quite in the direction you might expect them to go, so it makes the contest more fun. Several people can play at once as long at they all have the same distance to push their wobble egg.


Make an Easter Bonnet Cake

Bake a cake using one large pan and one small pan. Position the small cake layer off to one side of the large one. Decorate it to look like an Easter bonnet. Add silk flowers and a ribbon bow. Create decorations with frosting or place gum drops of different shapes to look like flowers and leaves as decorations for your Easter bonnet.

 


Decorate a Straw Easter Bonnet

Purchase a plain straw bonnet and decorate it with silk flowers, ribbons and pieces of tulle. A full-size bonnet can be hung on the front door or a wall as a decoration. Mini-bonnets look lovely on an Easter tree (See column to the right) or can be worn as jewelry if you attach a pin to the back of them.


Use marshmallows to make your own Easter Bunny teeth!


DECORATING IDEA

 

Easter Tree

 

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A painted branch in a flower pot becomes an Easter egg tree.

 

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Make Resurrection Cookies

 

Make these with children the night before Easter

 

Ingredients:

1 Cup whole pecans

1 Cup sugar

1 tsp Vinegar

3 Egg Whites

Pinch Salt

 

Zip-style Baggie     

Wooden Spoon   

Baking Sheet

Masking Tape

Electric Mixer

Waxed Paper

 

Pre-heat oven to 300°.

 

   Place pecans in the zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon because Jesus was beaten by the Roman soldiers after he was arrested.

 

   Give children a chance to smell the vinegar because when Jesus was thirsty on the cross they gave him vinegar to drink.

 

   Add egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life and Jesus gave His life to give us life.

 

   Sprinkle salt in each child's hand and let them taste it. Put a pinch in the bowl. The salt represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers.

 

   Add one cup of sugar. This is the sweet part of the story because Jesus loves us.

 

   Beat with a mixer on high for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks form. It will be white, the color that represents purity in God's eyes of those Jesus cleansed from sin.

 

   Fold in the broken pecans and drop by teaspoons on a waxed-paper-covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.

 

   Put the cookie sheet in the oven and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape to "seal the tomb" (the oven door).

 

   Go to bed. Jesus followers were sad after He was buried.

 

   On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Note that the cookies are hollow. The tomb is empty. Jesus is risen!

(Source: This was in our church bulletin quite a few years ago and my grandchildren look forward to making these goodies.)


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