So back when Nicole from Tired, Need Sleep and I started working on our Easter ebook, Jesus Loves Me, This I Know we decided we wanted it to be full of activities to do throughout Lent. And I think we accomplished just that!
Then we realized that not everyone would want to, or be able to, do activities for 7 weeks and that’s when the idea of a shortened version came up.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything to cut out! Or maybe fortunately.
We’ve had a crazy few months so I haven’t even been doing the activities with my kids :insert shame face here:. So I will be doing this shortened version. Instead of doing activities for 7 weeks I will be condensing it into 7 days: starting today and ending on Easter!
Today we will be doing the Triumphant Entry and talking about Jesus going to Jerusalem.
If you want to join me, just start with week 1! Most of the materials needed you can find in your house so little prep work is needed.
Here is the download link in case you missed it before!
Jesus Loves Me, This I Know
Please feel free to leave your blog link in the comments if your going to or have been doing these Easter activities!
And check out this awesome button that Nicole made!
Today Baloo went to school in pink and purple Hello Kitty PJs. My rough and tumble, loud and energetic, dirt and mud loving little boy loves his pink and purple Hello Kitty PJs (with a bunch of rainbow colored hearts all over…).
I have to go back a bit. A few weeks ago Baloo decided that he loved Hello Kitty and wanted to get movies, books, toys, clothes, etc. I know how cruel other kids can be though…so we tried to play it off and bought him the DVD and some stickers. Stuff that would stay at home; nice and hidden in the house. But then it came time to buy him new PJs and shirts. We got him the Hello Kitty PJs so we could say no to the shirt (and underwear, shoes, jackets…). He has worn those PJs just about every night since then and he is quite happy with that.
Today is PJ day at Baloo’s school.
And he only wanted to wear the Hello Kitty PJs. I figured there were 3 options: he wears the PJs, he wears other PJs, or he doesn’t go to school. The third option is obviously out. So I decided to talk to him about what other kids might think and let him make his own decision. He thought long and hard about it and decided to go in his completely pink and purple and rainbow heart Hello Kitty PJs.
I try to teach him (and his brothers) that it doesn’t matter if you are a girl or a boy. Pink is okay and so is everything else. Girls and boys can get the same jobs and do the same activities. But when it comes to my oldest son wear what is obviously girls clothing, I get nervous. What if the other kids make fun of him? What if he feels bad? What if I just made a terrible mistake? Why is everything Hello Kitty pink and purple anyway? I never see superman in the girls aisle or Hello Kitty in the boys aisle.
Baloo walked into his school quite proudly this morning. I know that if anyone has anything to say he will take it in stride. He’s a very confident kid and he doesn’t buy into the girl versus boy argument. He has painted his toe nails with a Mohawk on his head. Perhaps it’s time I let him show everyone else that it doesn’t matter what you have in your pants; we can all like and do the same things.
He wants a Hello Kitty birthday party and I’ve been thanking my lucky stars that his birthday isn’t until July. Maybe he will change his mind before then? Or maybe I should just enjoy his excitement and start planning it.
Right now we are making some changes and homeschooling is no longer an option for us. Baloo will be going to a public kindergarten (though we haven’t chosen yet) and Royal will likely be starting in a preschool program.
I’ve been contemplating this decision for a few weeks now and determined this is the best solution for he family. I will truly miss homeschooling.
As far as the blog goes, I’m still hoping to be an important part of their education. We will still be doing Learning with Literature and Truth for Tots among other things.
I appreciate your patience in our time of transition!