She has some excellent suggestions for Celebrating the Resurrection:
- Fasting from certain things that pull our attention away from God
- Resurrection Tree- with symbols representing the story of the holy week. (Donkey, palm branch, grapes, coins, etc)
- Making a Tomb to act out the story
- Lenten Lights
It’s not too late to get the materials to start this on Saturday!You have 7 candles (I found 7 small votive type candles at the dollar store) and we centered ours around a cross. You can either celebrate the 7 weeks leading up to Easter (way too long for my little llamas) or the 7 days of the Holy Week(much better).
You Light all the candles the first night. And each night you “snuff” one out until Good friday when you snuff out the last candle. Then Saturday it is all dark. Resurrection Sunday comes and you light them all back again!
We used some of the verses and will add to this time as the children grow. But mainly it was just another visual reminder at meal time that this week was Special... it was all about God's Son! And our Salvation!
Have any of you done Lenten Lights? I love this as a visual remembrance, much like the Advent Wreath at Christmas. This is an easy Christ Centered way to remind yourself and your family that the Easter Week is Holy and special and to be honored and remembered.
Let me (and Noel!) know if you incorporate this
into your holiday traditions!