I like Hobby Lobby. There stuff is always on sale, and since they are a Christian company, there are always religious choices for the religious holidays. Unfortunately, sometimes the cutest stuff comes in packs of 10. That doesn't help me much.
I picked these up
Little Man loves Easter. He thinks little chicks are "so cute", so I got the sun catcher. It wasn't quite as easy as I was thinking.
You had to use a little tool to spread the paint. It was very difficult and Little Man was not impressed. I'm glad I only bought one... there were butterflies and eggs and other such fun and I thought of getting multiple ones. This was somewhat of a fail. Here's the best we could do:
I don't mind egg hunts, baskets, cute little bunnies and chicks, but I wanted to make sure there was a balance with what Easter is really about. I didn't think Little Man really knew, so I thought using an art project would help. As we were starting the project I asked him what Easter was about and he said "Uh... the Easter bunny?" I said, "No, it's about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins". He knows about God and Jesus, so this actually interested him.
As he colored, I started explaining what each piece was that he was coloring. He really was into it. He was asking questions and putting it all together. Technically he's Catholic, but I didn't figure I'd get in trouble. :)
(Sorry, I didn't realize the picture was blurry!)
After he was done coloring it all, we went through the story again. If nothing else, he's at least heard it.