Today we got together with our homeschool class for a special Lenten tea party! Everyone loves a fancy lunch and this is of course no different! Each food we served for our tea, was picked to remind us of a part of the story of Jesus’ last days! We start at Palm Sunday and end when Jesus was placed in the tomb. The was we present it to all the kids was different this year. We had some word tags labeling each food and as we read from he bible we showed the kids the foods that went with each passage! After that, we ate buffet style! It made it easier then passing the food as we went! Here are the foods that we ate!
Well today is the very first day of Lent! Now while this is not a subject that offers much excitement, it is important here! This is the first year that I have actually figured out what to do earlier then March. I think that it is simple, yet an effective way to help the girls think about Jesus and connect with him! I broke out my clothes pin wreath from last year and cut out some white hearts. Each morning the girls and I will write down one thing we can do for Jesus that day. Then we will clip it to the wreath. This frees us from doing just one thing all of Lent. It seems like I just cant stick to something that long. It also allows us to really do a bunch of things.
Another thing we are doing this Lent is playing the silence each morning. When we play the silence game, we use it as a a part of our prayer time. It is such a beautiful thing to be quite with God and I really want the girls to find it a beautiful thing too. Plus I think that having that silence will allow the girls to calm down and be together better too. It seems like such a good thing for all of us!
In addition to all of that, I have a few trays that I made up for Lent! You know me, if there is a theme or a holiday, I will find a tray! 😉 Here are the things we have in our classroom!