Friday, March 28, 2014

Creating Traditions {a review and a giveaway}

I love traditions. So when I read this book to Miles and he asked if we could make an egg I said yes in a heartbeat.

The Sparkle Egg by Jill Hardie is a great book for kids of all ages. This is the story of Sam. Sam tells his parents a lie and can't shake the feeling of guilt that follows. He has apologized and everything. Sam's mom then comes up with an idea. As Easter approaches, she sets up Sam's favorite activity- egg decorating. She has him decorate one special egg. Inside that egg, he places a piece of paper with what has him feeling guilty written on it. On Easter morning, he opens the egg and the paper is gone. That piece of paper represents our sins being washed away and the forgiveness that comes through Jesus.

What a great idea! Of course at 3, I am sure that Miles doesn't feel guilty about much of anything but I know three other boys in my house that get that feeling. So I am heading out to buy the eggs and decorations this weekend and we are going to make these over Spring Break. I am excited and they are too.

Doesn't this sound like a great tradition to start with your kids? Would you like to win a copy of the book? Leave a comment with a fun Easter tradition you have in your house and I will randomly pick someone to win a copy next Wednesday.

**I was provided with a copy of this book through FlyBy Promotions for review and for giveaway. All opinions are my own. **

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