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  1. Desiré
    March 19, 2012

    Love it! Can’t wait to get the supplies to do it with the boys! Thanks! :)

  2. Missy
    March 19, 2012

    Did this with my 4 older children this afternoon! LOVE it. The discussion was great. They turned out so sweet and now my house smells great! Thanks! Looking forward to the next activities…

    • ohAmanda
      March 19, 2012

      Yay, Missy! That made my day!!

      a

  3. Dusty
    March 19, 2012

    I’m so looking forward to doing this! I won’t be able to get the supplies today, but if you are only doing 10 days, that means that we could wait to do this for the 10 days directly before Easter, right?

    • ohAmanda
      March 19, 2012

      Exactly! There are 20 days till Easter so I’ll finish in 10 and you’ll have 10 days left. Or you can pick up in a few days and be a couple days behind me! :)

      a

  4. Louanne
    March 19, 2012

    beautiful thanks.

  5. Shonda
    March 20, 2012

    Amanda- You are so creative. I can’t wait to see this series. I’m going to put it in my treasure box to try next year! Thanks for sharing!

  6. crystal
    March 20, 2012

    This is such a cute idea!!! I want to know what exactly is essential oil AND where can you get it? Bcuz i found something i wanted to make and it calls for essential oil. And i just may pick up a few extras of oils to make a couple of these as well 😉

    • oh amanda
      March 20, 2012

      Essential oils? I’m no expert but you can usually get them in health food stores/sections. I always see Tea Tree at the grocery store. If you want more, you’d have to hit a health food store. I don’t personally own any. Maybe someone else can help more! 😉

      a

  7. Susan
    March 20, 2012

    I am sitting here in my favorite chair, with laptop on lap (obviously), and my mouth gaping open and smiling at the same time ( is that possible?). I am praising God for the gift of your creativity! Beyond blessed by this post! Thank you!

    • oh amanda
      March 21, 2012

      You are too sweet! You know what? As I was thinking about this craft, I remembered making a craft as a little girl to go along with this story–it was a little plastic container (like the one you get out of a gumball machine) and potpurri. We put the potpurri inside and broke it open to smell it. That has stuck w/me all those years and influenced me in this craft! See what a small activity can do for a kid?!

      a

  8. Wendy
    March 20, 2012

    Amanda thank you so much for this beautiful blog and your inspired ideas. Last night for our family scripture study we read the account of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet. I told the children to see if they could find things that you could see taste hear smell and feel. It was amazing how this affected our study! My six-year-old had some great insight when focusing on the senses. He said he could taste the supper, hear the words Jesus spoke, smell the oil Mary used to anoint His feet, and feel Mary’s sadness and happiness. I can’t wait for your upcoming posts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • oh amanda
      March 21, 2012

      Wendy–you totally bless me w/your comment! I love hearing about families trying stuff from the blog (and it actually working for them!).

      Isn’t it cool that even at a young age kids GET the Bible more than we think?

      Thank you!
      a

  9. Rachel
    March 23, 2012

    I think this is a great idea. I love object lessons the help biblical principles stick. I just want to clarify one point from your post. You asked the question “Why would Jesus be anointed on his feet and not his head?” Well, actually both happened. If you read the account from Mark 14, more of the story is told. Verse 3 says that Mary broke the jar and poured the oil on his head. The other accounts focused on the aspect of his feet being anointed. This doesn’t contradict your interpretation of Jesus being portrayed as the Servant King, but it completes the picture. Love how the Bible fits together so perfectly. God is good!

    • ohAmanda
      March 24, 2012

      Thanks for clarifying that! Yes, each gospel fleshes out the story even more.

      a

  10. Megan
    March 26, 2012

    Thank you so much for the idea! I used it for my children’s church class this week, but we used candles instead of the oil because we were afraid the younger ones would try to drink it. lol

    • ohAmanda
      March 27, 2012

      LOL! I actually thought about candles but *I* was afraid I’d burn something down! 😉

      Honored you used it with your class!
      a

  11. Daisy
    March 26, 2012

    Your blog is wonderful! Thank you for helping Moms lead their kids down the narrow path! I LOVE this idea of the senses, and we are starting the 10 tonight! May God receive all the glory! Thank you again!

    • ohAmanda
      March 27, 2012

      Daisy, thank you so much! Can’t wait to hear how it goes for your family! If you take any pics, feel free to post them on our Facebook page so we can all learn from you! :)

      a

  12. Alicia Robinsona
    March 29, 2012

    This is a gret idea iam making a list of what i need for the rest of the days. Thanks your a blessing, ihave been thinking how to lead up to easter and this is perfect.

  13. JENNY
    March 29, 2012

    Not sure what the bamboo sticks are for. I have heard of diffusing, but not familiar in practice with it.

    Would you mind going into detail on what the sticks are for?

    Do they have to be bamboo and where would you get them?

    • ohAmanda
      March 29, 2012

      The bamboo skewers work as the diffusers. I got them at the grocery store. You can also buy actual reeds probably from Michaels or something like that. If your sticks don’t suck up the potpurri, you can just flip them over and it will still have the same affect! :)

  14. Alicia Robinsona
    March 29, 2012

    So i wanted to start this on time but no car meant change of ideas. We walked down the street to look for the oil, they did not have any so i looked for some type of lavendar oil and decided to telk them the story and i rubbed it on my girls feet and as i described Jesus getting his feet rubbed with the oil. Still forgot to buy the bread for tomarrow:-)

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