A Dozen Ways to Love Others: An Easter Egg Activity

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Faith, hope, and love; But the greatest of these is love….

As part of celebrating Easter this year we asked the kids over dinner, what does it look like to love others?  Love our family. Love our friends. Love each other. Love teachers. Love classmates. Love our school. Love church friends. Love our coaches. Love our nurses, doctors & dentists. Love strangers.  Love happy people. Love grumpy people.  Could we think of a dozen ways to love others? Here’s what we came up with…

As we made the list, we also jotted down what we could put inside our plastic eggs to represent it. After dinner, there was this mad rush around all over the house to find the stuff. Love stuff. Ava volunteered to paint the egg carton the next day. This love activity could be done year round: collect in a muffin tin, seedlings container, a platter, a basket, little jewelry boxes, etc.

The Love Dozen is official. I’ve left it out as our centerpiece for our island. The kids have played with the eggs and continue talking about ways to share love. Our favorite game has been to close up the eggs and shake them, trying to guess what act of love is inside… as I pray, all those acts of love continue to grow inside of them.

What ways does your family like to show some love? I just know our list could be longer…

PS. All this talk about love reminds me to tell you…dripping with cheese…I love my readers! It’s Christmas morning to me each time I see a comment or FB like or picture. I learn so much from all of you! It’s fun (and scary) to write to an audience, but the stories and friendships in return is worth the time I give to writing. Not to mention…it’s therapy;) XOXO

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Comments

  1. This is a great idea! I love how you can guess what’s inside each egg.

  2. WHAT FUN – that’s fantastic you made your own!

  3. I love that you made love and caring a tangible thing. It will help them to remember what it means. I think even we as adults need a reminder sometimes. Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

  4. What a great idea. I have just bookmarked it to come back and do it with my family. Will link back. Thanks!

  5. I love meaningful projects, and this is just incredibly sweet! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  6. A beautiful project! Thanks for linking up to the Kids Co-op!

  7. What a sweet idea! I’m sure your conversation with your kids was just precious. I need to try this with my son. I am featuring your post over on my blog tomorrow!

  8. Very cool!! I get all giddy when someone comments on my blog as well or I get an email!! hahahhaha
    Have a very blessed Easter.

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