Memory Making Stories and Activities for 14 Days Leading up to Easter
By Amy Puetz
Black and white illustrations
Paperback book, size 8.25 inches by 11 inches
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Also available as an e-book
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Make this the Best Easter Ever!
Do you feel that the spiritual significance of Easter has been overshadowed by commercialism? Do you see that Easter candy and the Easter Bunny have become the focus of this holiday? Are you ready to get back to the true meaning of Easter?
Get ready to experience a new side of Easter—the one celebrated by people for hundreds of years. Countdown to Easter has family friendly stories and activities for every day from the Monday before Palm Sunday to Easter. Imagine your family gathering each day, reading an Easter story, and then participating in a fun activity. This can become a reality with Countdown to Easter. The book is broken up into daily sections. Each day has a story and an activity that should take about 30 to 45 minutes to go through.
Some of the stories included are:
- "Easter Eggs" by Christoph Von Schmid
- "An Easter Snow Storm" by P. Kitty Koudacheff
- "Finding Easter" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
- "The General's Easter Box" by Temple Bailey
- "Harold's Happy Easter" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
- "A Lesson of Faith" by Mrs. Julia Cowles
- "The Loveliest Rose in the World" by Hans Christian Andersen
- "Love Triumphant" by Florence Morse Kingsley
- "Miss Rebecca's Easter Blossoms" by Harriet A. Nash
- "The Nazarene" by Lew Wallace
- "Playmates in Egypt" by Elma Ehrlich Levinger
The delightful stories in this book were written in the 1800s and early 1900s. Many of these stories have not been reprinted for many years and are just waiting to be rediscovered by a whole new generation. Countdown to Easter will appeal to a large age group, but children from 6-14 will probably enjoy it the most. The activities include: crafts, cooking, riddles, quizzes, singing hymns, games, and more. This book will help families grow closer together.
Create wonderful memories with your family this year with Countdown to Easter!
2 Free Bonus E-Books
Countdown to Easter Bonus Book by Amy Puetz
Price $0.99 FREE
Want even more? In the bonus book you will find more Easter Hymns, 14 coloring pages, and a calendar that you can use to countdown the days until Easter.
Tor, A Street Boy of Jerusalem By Florence Morse Kingsley
Approximately 50 pages
Price $4.95 FREE
Tor was a poor boy who lived in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. At the hands of Pilate he receives a wound that leaves him blind. Then one day, Tor hears shouts of 'Hosanna!' and Tor is taken to the temple where he meets Jesus. After Jesus heals his blindness, Tor becomes a follower of Christ. When Tor learns that Jesus is going to be betrayed, he tries frantically to save him.
Most of this book takes place during the last week of Jesus life. Tor encounters many people that Scriptures tell us about, including Pilate's wife, Peter, Judas, etc. This book is by the same author who wrote Titus, A Comrade of the Cross. Originally published in 1904, Tor, A Street Boy of Jerusalem is a delightful story. This would be a wonderful story to read aloud during Easter. One chapter from this book also appears in Countdown to Easter.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 22 February, 2010.