Holy Week Easter Banner (Product Review)

 Update:  Use the code “ICANTEACH10″ to get 10% off your order through March 15th, 2013!  Go here for your options.

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Over a month ago,  Whitney from HeartFelt Truths asked if I would review her Holy Week Easter Banner kit.  I was super excited, especially since we have been trying to make these special holidays as much about Jesus as possible.

The kit came fully assembled, made out of high-quality felt and sturdy enough to stand up to my little “destroyers”.  Everything is perfectly organized and laid out so that you can take it out of the box and start using it immediately.

As you can see in the pictures below, there is a symbol (or two) for each day leading up to Easter Sunday (also known as Resurrection Sunday).  When you receive the kit, you will also get  a guide neatly organized in a folder that includes step-by-step instructions and scriptures for each day of the Holy Week.

What I love about this is that you can customize it to the age and attention span of your children.  You can summarize the story for younger children (using the scriptures suggested) or you can read the scriptures in their entirety for older children.

The entire kit is well thought-out and beautifully prepared.  I’ve never really thought about explaining the Saturday after Jesus’ death in the way Whitney has suggested.  We are so excited about starting this tradition with our family this year!

Whitney is selling her banner in her Etsy Shop for $35 and I would highly encourage you to take a look at it.  In my opinion, this is well worth the cost as it will be something you can use year after year.  She has also offered a free template for the Easter symbols, if you wish to make one of your own.

You can see how it works in the pictures below.  I hung ours from a wreath hook on our pantry door and that will definitely be the place that we keep it during the days leading up to Easter since it is prominent in our kitchen.

Keep in mind that as you add new symbols, you’ll keep the old on as well…I showed only each day’s symbol so that it is easier to tell what it is.

 

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 A donkey and palm branch represent Palm Sunday.

 

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 Peter cuts off the soldiers ear with his sword and Jesus receives a kiss of betrayal from Judas.

 

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 Pilate washes his hand of the Jews demands for Jesus’ death.

 

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 This day is very interactive.  The children can place the nails into small slits pre-cut on the cross.  The black felt piece is folded over the rod to represent the darkness after Jesus’ death.  Jesus’ body can be placed inside the tomb at the bottom of the banner.

 

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Again, I would highly recommend this product for any family wishing to focus on Jesus life, death, and resurrection this Easter season!  Head on over to HeartFelt Truths’ Etsy Shop for more info!

 

Update:  Use the code “ICANTEACH10″ to get 10% off your order through March 15th, 2013!  Go here for your options.

 

Comments

  1. deltaflute says

    This is so cool! I have a felt board (sorta I should do a Saturday link up) and was thinking of ways to introduce the concepts of Easter/Palm Sunday/Good Friday etc to my two year old. This is what I need! Thanks a bunch for sharing. And thanks to Whitney for allowing us to use her pattern for our felt board (poor people need all the help they can get).

  2. Richell says

    I am so excited about this! I ordered one and got it in the mail earlier this week. I can’t wait to start using it with my little boy!

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