Last week Lydia had an Easter party at school. I of course, volunteered to help at it. I volunteer for every party. So, the kids are always exited to see me coming (at least I think they are!)
Then I read the The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs. It’s one of my favorite Easter books because it’s so perfectly about Jesus and the Resurrection–without going to the torture and cross OR the other way with Easter eggs. It’s the story of a little girl who receives a box of dirt and a flower bulb from her father. She thinks it’s a terrible gift and even throws the bulb outside! On Easter morning she goes outside to see a beautiful lily where her bulb landed.
It’s a fabulous story. And to help us remember it, we made handprint lilies! They are so easy–just trace your hand, cut it out, roll it up and tape.
This is is a perfect gift for your unEaster basket and would be even cuter if you coupled it with a real lily!
Disclosure: I’m a Tommy Mommy.
Caroline E says
I love tulips even though they don’t grow too well down here in Louisiana!
I love seeing the hyacinths. it’s a sure sign of spring.
I just absolutely love when I get tulips in the spring. I know they don’t live long but I love them. 🙂
Asparagus is my favorite spring thing!
Caterina Mangano says
I love tulips.
Thanks so much,
Tulips! I love tulips and used them in my April wedding (10 years ago).
Tulips!!! I wish our church would use the tulips on Easter so that I can go in the sanctuary since I am allergic to the Easter Lily.
Is it too late to enter for the Lily book? I love spring irises!
I love daffodils.
I love tulips…and we love this book, especially since my daughter’s name is Lily!
I adore yellow tulips. I’ve never heard of this story and would love to use it for my sunday school’s Easter lesson.
Kristin Schulte says
My daughter’s name, Susannah, actually means “lily”. . . .so glad to know about this book!
My favorite Spring flower is the Lily of the Valley aka Ladder to Heaven. My children & I would love this book!
Shelly Goguen says
The stargazer lily is my favorite flower!
Jennifer M says
I adore tulips. They say “Spring!” to me in the biggest way.
J S says
Bluebonnets in texas are the best!! With lilies close behind. Thx for all the awesome ideas and tips!