Sunday, April 18, 2010

Garden of the Good Shepherd week 2

Day 8 ~Divine Mercy Sunday~
The Table
Genesis 43:26-34

We had strawberry shortcake for desert to play up the red and white theme for Divine Mercy.  Yummy!  I had originally planned an Easter tea party for today, but we had to change plans.  We did it Monday instead.  Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures :(

Day 9 ~The Chairs~
Read Genesis 18:1-8

We had our Easter Tea today.
Day 10 ~ The Bread
Ruth 2:8-14
We made Resurrection Rolls! ( pictures :(

Resurrection Rolls

1 package Crescent Rolls, divided into triangles
Butter, melted
8 large Marshmallows
Cinnamon/Sugar mixture
8 squares of foil, sprayed with cooking spray or parchment paper
Cookie Sheet


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.

Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus.

Have the child dip the marshmallow in melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming.

Next, have the child dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar. This represents the spices used to anoint the body.

Demonstrate how to wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up...but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside). This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after His death.

Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. (Ours took 15 minutes.) The oven represents the tomb--pretend that it has been three days!

While waiting for the rolls to bake, read the story of Christ's Passion and Resurrection, and add the Jesus Tree symbol to the tree for today.
When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN!
Day 11 ~ The Wine
Isaiah 55:1-2

We had grape juice with snack,
read The Grapes of Math: Mind-stretching Math Riddles (The Professor liked this one),
and we painted our own bunch of grapes.

Day 12 ~ The Milk
Deuteronomy 26:8-10

We made milkshakes !

 1/2 cup WHOPPERS Malted Milk Balls
 1/2 cup milk
 1-1/2 cups vanilla ice cream

 1. Place candies and milk in blender container. Cover; blend until candies are finely chopped.
 2. Add ice cream. Cover; blend until thick and speckled with chocolate. Serve immediately.
 Two 8-oz. milkshakes. (We doubled the recipe)
 Add extra flavor and garnish with whipped cream and cherries!

 These were sooo yummy!!!

We read the following milk themed books: 
The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons
Milk: From Cow to Carton by Aliki
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw

I also borrowed Reading Rainbow: Farm Life from the library.  Don't you just love the dazed awestruck look they get when watching t.v. ?!?  (especially since we don't have one, so they only get the occasional video on the computer)

Day 13 ~ The Pot of Honey
Mark 1:4-6

We read 
The Honey Makers by Gail Gibbons
Honey in a Hive by Anne Rockwell
The Life and Times of the Honeybee by Charles Micucci

Day 14 ~ The Fruit
Song of Songs 4:16

We read some books about fruit: 
A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits Vegetables from A to Z
Fruit by Pascale De Bourgoing
From Flower to Fruit
How Do Apples Grow?

I also made a yummy fruit salad!

Strawberries, cantalope, blueberries and grapes.  
I was also going to add mandarin oranges, apples, plums and kiwi, but ran out of time.

Check out the giant mutant strawberry from the pack we bought!

And I don't have a small hand!


  1. Hey! What's up with strawberries these days! We had a giant mutant one in our bunch as well! I didn't take a picture of it though. Your whopper milkshakes do look delicious!

  2. Ohhhh!! That Whopper Milkshake looks SO GOOD! I have a some Whopper Eggs still left over from Easter and I might just have to go and make one now! ;)


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