It is spring time and the Easter bunny is hopping into town. The kids are excited about dying eggs and having their Easter baskets filled with chocolate. We realize that Easter is much more meaningful than chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps. Easter is a time for Christians to reflect on their own spirituality and on the life of Jesus and His everlasting goodness. The bible is filled with good works that Jesus performed. Why not bring the importance of doing good deeds into your household by doing this great Easter craft, the Good Deed Cross. This is an easy craft that your children will enjoy and it encourages good behavior.
It is important as Christian parents that we explain to our children the significance of this holy holiday. Let’s not get caught up in commercializing Easter, without giving praise to our savior.
During the holy week of Easter let’s teach our children that the Christian life involves being obedient, doing good deeds, and living a life that models Jesus. Explain to them that God gave his only son to pay for our sins and what an awesome gift this is. Spend family time discussing the many examples of kindness and compassion that Jesus showed to all people and get the whole family involved in doing good deeds.
Follow these easy steps to make the Good Deed Cross:
1. Cut a large piece of construction paper into the shape of a cross.
2. Tape the cross somewhere that your child can access easily like the bedroom wall or the family room.
3. Purchase multi-colored tissue paper and a glue stick. This is all you need to make your Good Deed Cross.
Every time your child does a good deed have them crumple a piece of tissue paper and glue it on the cross. Eventually, it will look as though it is filled with flowers and it makes a pretty keepsake. This Easter tell your children that when they do good deeds they aren’t just doing something nice but they are serving Christ, who died on the cross so that we could live eternally with our Father in Heaven.
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