April 3, 2010

Some Facts About Easter

Yesterday, our homeschoolers had an advance Easter celebration. Early in the morning, they had fun hunting for Easter chocolate eggs and making Easter lanterns. Perhaps you're wondering why the eggs have become associated with the Easter celebration. I wondered, too, so I searched and found many sites that explained about it.

Spinning Easter Eggs
Eggs are a symbol of the new life that returns to nature at Easter Time. The custom of exchanging eggs began long before Easter was celebrated. It was a custom of the Egyptians and the Persians.
They exchanged eggs decorated in Spring colors. They believed Earth hatched from an egg which contributed to this custom.
Early Christians used red colored eggs to symbolize the Resurrection.
In England they began writing messages and dates on their eggs and exchanging them with friends and loved ones. In the 1800's, candied eggs were made. They were open on one end and a scene was put inside.
They were used as table centerpieces.
Although Easter is celebrated differently from all over the world, there's one common truth that is the heart of the celebration, that is, Jesus is risen and is alive!

Happy Easter To Everyone!

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  1. Oh I Love yall wind socks, Jacob made wind socks out of craft foam before.

  2. Jacob could not find it anywhere on line to make an easter one, do you happen to have a link to something like that( Biblical one)

  3. Hi Renee,

    We got the pattern from our craft book so I'm not sure if we can get it online. We'll try to find and let you know.

    Happy Resurrection Day to your family.


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