“These are NOT Joanna eggs!” …
Anyone who has ever seen ‘The Rescuers Down Under’ knows exactly the character/lizard being referenced to!
Boy oh boy, do we have a Joanna in the house. With Easter fast approaching, the egg phenomena has been intensified. Our children have been thrilled playing with all the colorful plastic eggs I pulled out a few days ago, along with their Easter baskets as they ‘practice’ their egg hunting skills.
It has definitely been a great past time, keeping them all busy. I am talking hours upon hours of ‘hunting’. There is much fun to be had in spring, with new life and new growth (a favorite time of mine to reflect on Jesus’ gift to us).
Back to the eggs… A much loved breakfast food at our house is eggs on toast. We have a certain 2 year old who has a fascination with eggs. They may as well be eagle eggs, and she- the lizard. Here is where the ‘Joanna’ comes in…
For as long as I can remember our certain Miss S has loved eggs- whether I am baking, whether I am trying to fry eggs on the stove, or simply have them sitting in the fridge- tucked away in the carton. They are NEVER safe.
This morning for instance, whilst we were all snuggled among the comfy pillows on the couch in our living room, my coffee in one hand, going over our English lesson with the olders and enjoying the story to go along with it, I look over my shoulder and have quite a sight to see. Within 2 minutes Miss S who was supposed to be watching our life saving ‘Dora the explorer’, was instead mixing up eggs. Raw eggs. Multiple raw eggs. On the floor. On the chair. On the table. On the wall (say what?!) I know… I now have officially changed her middle name to Joanna, which suits just nicely. It has a nice ring to it too, when I am using my ‘firm mommy voice’. The even better part? She answers to it…
So now I am on the hunt for some ‘eggtastic’ activities to go along with this newfound love of eggs. One example to go along with Easter is to color a hard boiled egg with permanent marker and then try washing it off- it is impossible. We (and our sin) represent the ‘stained’ outside of the egg. Once you peel off the outer shell- all becomes white again and looks completely new, but is changed. A great visual around Easter for kids to grasp this precious gift. I also found these great printables of decorated colorful Easter eggs with scripture verses on them, along with a pocket you can fold and glue to hold them all in. Click on the links below for these ‘Eggtastic’ Scripture verses-
Also, if you are looking for some great worksheets for Good Friday and Easter Sunday coming up here is a good one (2 pages) –
Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you all have a great weekend, with that I will leave you until next time!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9