So far, this idea has been a hit! I have the first couple of weeks worth of eggs filled and am still chewing over some ideas for the rest. I thought I would share what we have done and what we plan to do a little at a time and, later on, beg for suggestions for the ones that have me stumped. Since there are so many, I will do them in weekly chunks.
Each day has a symbol (sticker) to add to the garden, a bible verse to lookup, and a meditation. Some of our activities come from the symbol and some are inspired by the meditation. All outdoor activities are contingent upon the weather, but my children are very aware of that. Here is what we have so far:
Day 1: The Shepherd (Easter Sunday) ~ CELEBRATE!!!
Day 2: The Shepherd's crook ~ Read the Legend of the Candy Cane (a little Christmas in March) and talk about why a shepherd has a crooked staff instead of a straight staff
Day 3: The Sheepfold ~ Read Psalm 23 and dance around the house to some of our favorite Bible songs
Day 4: The Gate ~ Go see the animals at the petting zoo!
Day 5: The Ewe and The Ram ~ find baby animals today (at the pet store)
Day 6: The Lamb ~ shepherd our souls at Mass and then play like little lambs at the park
Day 7 : The Wolf ~ feed a hungry dog today with a donation to the local animal shelter
Coming up for next week...
Day 8: The Table ~ set the table for a nice family dinner... Mom's homemade fried chicken! It's a ton of work but they love it!
Day 9: The Chairs ~ let's go pick out some bean bag chairs for our reading corner!
Day 10: The Bread ~ bake bread with Mom today and play with some salt dough
Day 11: The Wine ~ sparkling grape juice with dinner in fancy glasses
Day 12: The Milk ~ Milkshakes!
Day 13: The Pot of Honey ~ buy some local honey ( I am also looking into a trip to a honey farm.)
Day 14: The Fruit ~ fruit salad for dinner and a nature walk
I'll post more next week and also ask for some help coming up with a few. Have a great Thursday!