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He is Risen: Celebrate with the Easter Bunny!

Easter is the greatest news from God for He is Risen!

Easter marks the end of the 40-day period of fasting and repentance.  But for children, it’s the time for cute EASTER BUNNIES, EGG HUNTING, JELLY BEANS, MARSHMALLOW CHICKS, and CHOCOLATE EGGS! Yum yum!  I’m sure your sweet tooth won’t mind sharing the extra calories these candies bring.  It is after all a time for celebration and rejoicing.

But that’s where the difficulty arises.  Despite the many cute bunnies and all the candies from all the picnics, the message of Easter Sunday sadly gets drowned by its commercialism.  It actually makes other Christians resort to calling this occasion as Resurrection Day instead.

As a parent, how can you celebrate a FUN Easter and help your children understand the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ?

  • Resurrection Eggs.  Use the cute Easter Bunny to teach about how Christ has risen!  Instead of eggs containing only candies, include memory-grabbing objects telling the story of Christ’s journey in Earth.  You can focus on his resurrection and his ascension to Heaven.  These Resurrection Eggs from Nest Learning are cute and perfect for a Sunday Egg Hunting activity after church! Make sure you order them early as these sell like hotcakes! Also to make sure it arrives in time for Easter!
  • Easter Decorations.  Make meaningful Easter decorations that don’t entirely revolve around Easter Bunnies and colorful eggs.  You can decorate a table setting reminiscent of spring or the olden days.  Make a Piñata filled with Resurrection Eggs if you don’t have a large backyard for Egg Hunting.
  • Film Showing.  What better way to spend a quiet Easter Day with the family! After attending Church service, you can watch animated films about Jesus and his life on Earth.  Just pop in that DVD. Eazy Peezy! A great way to help your children learn about Jesus’ resurrection and ascension.  You can even get an interactive DVD like “He is Risen” which includes activity books containing puzzles and coloring pages.
  • Create a Special Easter Meal and Role Play.  You can try to recreate a meal that consists of traditional food that Jesus and his Apostles may have had during Passover.  Unleavened bread. Spring Vegetables.  If your kids are picky eaters, try making pancakes shaped likes donkeys or maybe just get them to dress up like Roman Guards and tell them stories while you are all at it. Kids LOOOVE role playing. It’ll make it fun and easy for them to retain what they learn.

There are a lot of other FUN ways you can think of to help your young children learn about Jesus and his resurrection and ascension.  The Easter Bunny doesn’t have to be a bad thing either.  Easter also marks spring season and bunnies come out on spring.  The eggs also symbolize new life and it makes it more enjoyable for kids, whether you’re all from the same church or not.  Just be ready to explain to your children the difference between the two symbols of Easter.  Besides, it’s a happy time for Christians and a great time to be Christian-like.

He is Risen after all.

 

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New Book at Nest: Unconditional: A Novel

Did you watch Unconditional that recently came out in theaters?

Make sure to pick up the copy of the book as well!

Click here for the book: http://www.nestlearning.com/unconditional-a-novel_p456486.aspx

Earth Day Activities and Projects To Teach Your Kids

Earth Day 2010

Fun Activities for Earth Day

Earth Day activities and Earth Day projects are a great way to celebrate Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary on April 22, 2010! Earth Day is about creating awareness and promoting appreciation for our Earth. What a great time to teach your children about their planet and how to take care of it! At NEST Learning we are celebrating by offering you tips and supplies to create fun  educational Earth Day activities for your kids.

Here you will find helpful resources for protecting the Earth with our Earth Day books, Earth Day projects, Earth Day DVDs, Earth Day classroom decorations and many other Earth Day activities. Plus, we have listed some do-it-yourself ideas that you can implement at home.

Earth Day Projects and Earth Day Activities:

See who can come up with the most activities to help conserve the Earth’s resources. Then set a week where the kids have to implement those activities and every time they do they get a sticker. At the end of the week, the one who implemented the most ways to help save the Earth gets a special Earth Day Gift!

Some ideas to talk about for Earth Day would be:

  • Reduce Electricity by turning the lights, TV, computer, and household appliances off every time you leave the room. Even when appliances or DVD players are off they still use electricity if they are plugged in.
  • Shut off the water when not in use. When brushing teeth turn off the water while actually brushing and turn back on only when needed.
  • Ride a bike or take a bus instead of taking the car.
  • Hang dry clothes rather than using the dryer
  • Eat Organic
  • Recycle – make separate containers for plastic, glass, aluminum and paper. Take aluminum to a recycling plant and show them they can get money for doing great things. Take old clothing or unwanted toys to a local thrift store, church, etc. to help others and reuse those materials.
  • Collect food scraps to turn into a great compost for the yard. Maybe have the kids pitch in to buy a composter so you can start doing this as a ongoing project.
  • Get reusable bags to use for grocery shopping, packing lunches, etc.
  • Take nature walks or go camping to point out different bugs, plants, trees, and more and tell about each of their importance for being on the Earth.
  • Reuse trash to make cool art projects, containers and gifts.
  • Find local festivals that are celebrating Earth Day in your area top take your kids to.

There are many more fun Earth Day activities and Earth Day projects to teach your kids about the benefits of conserving resources. Be creative and let your kids come up with their own ideas as well. Plus, save a little money on your utility bills while in the process!

To purchase supplies and materials to help you teach your children about the Earth this Earth Day  see our categories below to shop now!

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Gallery of Children Appreciation Letters

I love my job!! I love that I work with products that have such a positive influence on others. One of the greatest rewards is when we receive letters from kids telling us how much they love our products and how they have impacted their lives. We would like to start posting any letters that we receive from your kids below. The letters can be about anything to do with one of our products that they had the chance to view. We really appreciate you as our fans and our customers!!

You can fax your letters to the attention of Amy Upton at (800) 221-8729, scan them and e-mail to nfblog@nestfamily.com or by mail to:

Nest family

Attn: Amy Upton

1421 S. Beltline Rd. #300

Coppell, TX 75019

Letters will be posted by the end of the week after receipt!

Displayed below are actual letters that we have recently received from a 2nd Grade classroom of students who were donated our hero classics DVD collection to educate them on historical figures such as Marco Polo, The Wright Brothers, Helen Keller, and many more.

Camryn at Brentwood Elementary

Camryn at Brentwood Elementary

Lucas of Brentwood Elementary

Lucas of Brentwood Elementary

Greg of Brentwood Elementary

Greg of Brentwood Elementary

Kailey of Brentwood Elementary

Kailey of Brentwood Elementary

Austin Molketin at Brentwood Elementary

Austin Molketin at Brentwood Elementary

Laura Timms of Brentwood Elementary

Laura Timms of Brentwood Elementary

Ethan Evans at Brentwood Elementary

Ethan Evans of Brentwood Elementary

Marquel of Brentwood Elementary

Marquel of Brentwood Elementary

Jordan of Brentwood Elementary

Jordan of Brentwood Elementary

Ryan of Brentwood Elementary

Ryan of Brentwood Elementary

Sam of Brentwood Elementary

Sam of Brentwood Elementary

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