Friday, March 9, 2012

New Life Seeds

Looking for an Easter gift for kids (or anyone)?
Need it to be cheap? Check
Need it to be quick? Check
Need it to send the real message of Easter? Check

How about these New Life Seed Labels?

Note the flowers that I chose- Morning Glory? Forget-Me-Not?
Buy some seeds in bulk, glue on label, and you not only have a great Easter gift or basket stuffer, but you have a lasting object lesson.

The verse on the labels says:
“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” ~John 12:24

This verse can start many conversations surrounding questions like:
-What happened on the first Good Friday?
-Why did Jesus have to die?
-What did they do with Jesus' body?
-What happened on Easter Sunday?
-Why do we celebrate Easter?

Connect that with:
-What happens to a seed when you plant it?
-Does the seed stay the same after it is buried?
-If it dies, does something better come?
-How is that like Easter?

Also, if you give these to kids early and talk about the seed-dying connection with Lent, they can plant them now and have sprouts for Easter Sunday and hopefully flowers before the Easter Season is over.

Happy planting!

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