Mini Schedules for Sense of the Resurrection

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It’s about 10 or 11 days till Easter. (I hate countdowns because I never know which days to count–do you count today? the day of the big event? It’s confusing.) There are 12 activities in A Sense of the Resurrection. So, even with my subpar math skills, I can see there isn’t much time for finishing the book up if you haven’t started yet.

But guess what? There’s still time to celebrate. There’s still time to point your kids to Jesus. I made a list of 40 ways to make Easter about Jesus that is pretty fab. You can also make your regular traditions point to Him.

And yes, you still have time to do some activities in A Sense of the Resurrection. Choose a day to sit down and read the actual story of Jesus’ death and resurrection from the Bible or even a Bible storybook.

Then, pick a few activities to do from A Sense of the Resurrection that line up with what you’ve read. Here’s an example with the Jesus Storybook Bible (my personal fave):

Read “Washed With Tears” and then do the Day 1 activity (Mary’s Perfume).

Read “The Servant King” and then do the Day 3 activity (Washing Feet).

Read “A Dark Night in the Garden”.

Read “The Sun Tops Shining” and do Day 7 (Nails) and/or Day 10 (Sealed Tomb).

Read “God’s Wonderful Surprise” and do Day 11 (Angel).

Read “Going Home” and do Day 12(Fish).

That’s only 6 chapters from a storybook and 5-6 little activities! Here’s a graphic. Screenshot this on your phone and you won’t even have to write it down!

There's still time to do Sense of the Resurrection this Easter season! Here's a mini-schedule to correspond with the Jesus Storybook Bible! // ohAmanda.com

Or, take a few activities from the book and do them on the corresponding traditional days of Holy Week. Something like this:

On Palm Sunday (THIS Sunday!) do Day 2 (Triumphal Entry).

On Maundy Thursday, do Day 4 (Last Supper) and/or Day 5 (Purple Robe).

On Good Friday, do Day 7 (Nails) and/or Day 9 (Vinegar).

On Holy Saturday, do Day 10 (Sealed Tomb).

On Easter Sunday, do Day 11 (Angel).

Again, we’re talking about just 5-6 activities! And a graphic for this one, too…

Sense of the Resurrection Mini Schedule for Holy Week // ohAmanda.com

We’ve got Spring Break coming up this week, Easter parties and playing outside and sports are going on but can I remind you that nothing is as big and amazing as this story? I know you’re planning Easter lunch with your family, new clothes for the kids and Easter baskets from Peter Cottontail, so will you also spend a few minutes, a few days celebrating Jesus? Will you take a little time to let your kids meditate, let your heart simmer with the great true story of Jesus’ death and resurrection?

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Don’t forget, the exclusive U-Neeks sale ends tonight! 

SQUEEEE! U-NEEKS 50% off+ SALE for Easter!!

OK. Remember like last week when I got so excited about the U-neeks (and other cute stuff) on sale at Dayspring? Well, GUESS WHAT???? Dayspring knows and appreciates my deep love…er, I mean, my kids’ deep love for the adorbs little U-Neeks and offered to do a SUPER SPECIAL U-NEEKS SALE FOR YOU. Like, JUST ohAmanda readers! And it’s only for 2 days*!! Eek!

Exclusive U-NEEKS Sale for ohAmanda.com readers! Hand selected items for 50-70% off. PERFECT for meaningful Easter baskets!

Not only that, the kids and I picked out all the items that are on sale! So, every single thing that I’m about to share with you is something we have and love! AAAAAH! I’m seriously about to jump out of my seat right now!

OK. So, get ready. Your kids’ Easter baskets are going to ROCK their socks off. And if you’re a super planner-aheader, maybe even all your future birthday party gifts and Christmas gifts are going to be super unique. (That was a pun. Get it? Get it? Huh? Huh?)

First up:
U-NEEKS - Alliebird -

BIG OLE ALLIEBIRD PLUSH Regularly $19.99 Now $5.99

Lydia has this. It’s like a pillow. But also a stuffed animal. Think pillow-pet. But cuter. (And you guysss! Six bucks for a giant stuffed animal??)

 

U-NEEKS - Dweeber Plush

DWEEBER  Regularly $8.99 Now $4.49

This is the regular-sized plush. Perfect for a one-hand hold and throwing in the car or a backpack. Dweeber is kinda my short hair mascot. Plus, he has a favorite Scripture–Psalm 66:1, “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!”

 

U-NEEKS - Christi Plush

CHRISTI Regularly $8.99 Now $4.49

I love her so much! Her verse is Proverbs 31:30, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain. A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” (Says a girl with whiskers and husks!)

U-NEEKS - Mustachio - Backpack Clip
MUSTACHIO BACKPACK CLIP Regularly $5.99 Now $2.99

I bought these for the kids on the first day of school. I told them it was to be a reminder of home but also that God was always with them. Mustachio’s fave verse is “Worry weighs us down. A cheerful word picks us up.” Proverbs 12:25

U-NEEKS - Wally/Trysta May - BFF Socks, 1 Pair
BFF SOCKS Regularly $9.99 Now $3.99 (that’s like 60% off!)

My kids love these so much! They wear them every time they can. I think it was THE best gift I bought them for Christmas last year. No joke. My kids are easily pleased and love mismatched socks.  And I love seeing their little feet pattering around with God’s Word on ‘em. Higher quality than the ones at Target’s Dollar Spot. Just so you know.

 

U-NEEKS - God's Love - Encouragement Notes for Kids
ENCOURAGEMENT NOTES Regularly $4.99 Now $1.49 (Y’all. Seriously.)

Now, this is a gift you’ll wanna hide away and save for after Easter. You can use them to write notes in lunchboxes, slip under a pillow or on a mirror. All of them have Scriptures and funny pictures and sayings on them. I seriously use these every week and love them.

 

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SPLAT Plush, Notepad & Sticker Set Regularly $17.99 Now $5.90  (That’s 70% off!!!)

I can’t get over how great of a deal this is!! Splat’s fave verse is Psalm 139:14, “I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.”  (Oh, isn’t that a truth you want your kids quoting??) The Splat plush PLUS stickers PLUS encouragement notes? Y’all. I can’t stand it.

{I just bought the Alliebird version of this set for a little girl who is experiencing the one-year anniversary of a very sad event. This is a great thing to have on hand for the days you run across a child who needs to know God loves them!}

 

U-NEEKS - Create-Your-Own - Repositionable Stickers, Set of 43
REPOSITIONABLE STICKERS Regularly $3.99 Now $1.59

I mean, how fun are these? Make your own U-Neek!

 

U-NEEKS - All Occasion - 1 Card/Tissue Box Cover

CARD/TISSUE BOX Regularly $4.95 Now $1.98

OK, this is the ONE item we don’t own. Nor have I seen in real life. But its a card that turns into a tissue box cover. A CARD! THAT TURNS INTO A TISSUE BOX! That just cracks me up. My kids will love this. And it’s less than 2 bucks.

Whew. That’s it. What do you think? Is Dayspring awesome OR WHAT?! I really don’t think you’re gonna see a sale this good on U-Neeks ever again. I’m serious. And I’m all about their sales, as you know.

I know your kids probably have stuffed animals and stickers. I know you probably have other things on your list to buy them. But can I just reiterate how easy this makes putting God’s Word in front of your kids?

You could memorize the Scripture for all the U-Neeks you own. Or remind your kids how unique they are every time they put their socks on their feet. Or let them make a card with the U-Neeks stickers to encourage a friend. You can put the backpack clip on your kids’ backpack so they can remember to be a cheerful voice at school. It’s just another simple AND fun way to talk about God’s Word as you walk along.

So, go tell Dayspring thanks for making cool Bible-centered gifts by buying some U-NEEK Easter basket gifts today. And use them–USE THESE GIFTS to point your kids to God intimate love for them!

{ps: Dayspring always has free shipping on orders over $50. And sometimes they do codes for free shipping on $30–try FREE30 and see what happens!)

*awesome prices good thru March 25!

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