...to my learning room window.This idea is actually double Dawn inspired. I am using the Garden of the Good Shepherd sticker calendar that Dawn posted about on the forum when they were on sale for a ridiculously low price (hey, they still are!) as our daily inspiration. We love all things Tomie dePaola and I was very impressed with how well done this calendar is! It came with a booklet and each day has a little thought to go along with the symbol. I photocopied them, cut them out and then added a small something to each one. Some of the activities involve reading books, taking a trip, or a special treat. The pieces of paper are folded up inside the eggs in order waiting to be opened each day.
A while ago, Dawn mentioned an idea she had to celebrate the 50 days of Easter. If you missed it, here it is. Dawn always has these amazing ideas to really make each day festive especially during our wonderful liturgical seasons. Well, this idea wouldn't let go of me; maybe it had something to do with the fact that our Lent didn't go anything like what I planned. Our plans were hijacked one right after another and I had to relinquish control rather quickly of "my Lent". So, the idea of finding even a small way to celebrate every day leading up to Pentecost appealed to me. Now, I can't say for sure what Dawn had in mind (I hope she shows us) but this is what I LOVE about the Internet. Someone can share an idea, a picture or a few words and someone else uses their imagination to make it come alive for them.
Now, while it is true that I couldn't have done this project without Dawn's inspiration, I also couldn't have done it without Husband who drilled 50 tiny little holes for me, threaded over half the ribbons and helped me come up with most of the activities in order to have this idea go from thought to reality in a few hours this afternoon. I am really excited to begin. Maybe these plans will actually become reality! Here's hoping!