Friday, February 15, 2013
Lent 2013: Simplicity & Routine
We've had such a busy year so far that our table and our Lent season really need to stay simple. There have been several unexpected emergencies and highly emotional moments that our goals are simplicity, reflection and routine. This year our board is decorated with one cross, purple ribbon, a muslin pouch filled with nails, a wooden hammer and our Alleluia wrapped in the second muslin pouch. Each day after we've read from Lent for Children a Thought a Day suggested by Jenn at Family in Feast and Feria we will hammer a nail to our cross.
I also loved the idea of a Montessori style Lent box for our stations of the cross. Visit Holly at The Three Sided Wheel for her wonderful tutorial and printouts. I was able to put this together last year and the kids really enjoyed it as well. It was just perfect for my very sensory needy boys. So it is on our table again this year.
As for our book basket; it is filled with our favorites and last years additions. I have just a few new ones that I've collected since then:
- Lilies, Rabbits, and Painted Eggs: The Story of the Easter Symbols by Edna Barth
- The Story of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall
- The Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori Walburg
I can't wait to see if I find any new treasures by Easter Sunday.