I think I mentioned how much I loved our family advent study a couple months ago. It was super simple, just reading one story each night from the Jesus Storybook Bible and hanging an advent ornament. But it was the first time I felt like our advent countdown has really helped us get our hearts ready for Christmas!
As the lenten season approaches, we are attempting to do something similar to get our hearts ready for Easter (there is a great “What is Lent?” post here in case you’re wanting a little background). And since pared down and simple worked so well for Christmas, we’re sticking with that plan again.
We already made an Easter Countdown (ok, we dug out the garland from Piper’s Sparkle Party, made an EASTER garland, and strung some muslin bags on some twine and called it a day… like I said, I know myself, and simple is the name of the game if I want this Lent Study to actually happen around here).
Tucked into each bag is a reading from the Jesus Storybook Bible. Conveniently, forty readings ends at the Easter story (what a great tip- I saw it here!). It is just about the least complex system ever, but since so many of you asked for our Christmas readings, I thought I’d share our Easter ones here as well (the printable easter countdown family lent plan is here if you’re doing a countdown).