Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

coffee, toast and eggsToday is Good Friday, and the kids have the day off of school. What better way to start spring break than by sleeping in and then making a good breakfast. For me that means bacon and eggs with a slice of toast and a cuppa joe which Kate set to autobrew before leaving for work this morning. For the kids, the question gets a little more complicated.

Godzilla was thrilled to have some shredded wheat, but Nat has always been a little picky, and recently decided to begin snubbing her nose at cereal. Cereal. The king of easy-to-make for tired-as-dirt dad in the early morning. So, we found a scrambled egg and cheese quesadilla with a glass of apple juice works well for her on a day when I have the energy to cook only five minutes out of bed.

The rest of the day now lays open for us, and the question is how do we observe Good Friday, and get the kids involved in the process. It's important for them to understand why we celebrate Easter, and Good Friday is an integral part to the weekend. One of the best things about a day like today is the ability to separate it from the Easter Bunny, and bring all the focus to Jesus' death on the cross, his burial and his resurrection.

tissue paper
Today we'll make stained glass crosses to hang in the front window, and along the way, we'll read the scriptures surrounding the Holy weekend and give thanks to God for his sacrifice and our salvation. The cross is easy enough to make. First lay out a piece of wax paper for each kid. Then have them cut out tissue paper scraps and mod podge them down to the wax paper. When complete, add a layer of mod podge to the top to seal and let dry. Once the tissue is dry, it should be rigid and you can cut out the shape of a cross or a dove or a fish or anything to remind the kids of the story of the Passion. By the end of the day, simply hang them in the front window, and watch the sunset stream through your cross!

crafting diy modpodge

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