Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

WFMW: Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg hunts are fun, but can easily lead to... well... chaos. Especially with multiple children, who differ in egg hunting qualities.

My family have 4 kids, with 5 for a number of years when my cousin lived with us. There was over a ten year age range. And we FOUGHT over Easter Eggs. So and so STOLE my eggs! I can't FIND any! Whah whah whah!

Do you know what we did? Easter eggs in different colours.

Mum bought 5 sets of eggs, green, yellow, blue, red, and purple. Now you couldn't steal anyone else's without getting caught, which meant that there were no more accusations. The older kids got the harder colours to see (I was always green, and had to start a full minute after all the others - I was good) and the younger kids got colours that easily stood out.

It also meant that you didn't miss any eggs, only to find them in the garden three weeks later. (Although little brothers still are willing to eat them!)

Colour coded Easter Eggs. It Works for Me.


JanMary said...

Great idea - love it!

abeachcottage@typepad.com said...

good idea for my kids...thanks


Emily B said...

Another great way to help the little ones get a head start--hide the baskets. Little kiddo baskets can be hidden in an obvious place, like in a flower bed or in the middle of the lawn. Older kiddo baskets are hidden in harder places, like under the deck, inside the closed sandbox, hanging from the corner of the roof, etc. No eggs or candy can be picked up until the child has found his/her basket. This worked for my family from the time I was 5, all the way until I ceased being a "kid" (for egg hunt purposes) when I added my first child into the Easter egg hunt.

shopannies said...

I used to creat scanveger hunt for the easter goodies and each of the 6 would have a list to look oh it was so fun