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Guest Post with Lee Ann Mancini Author of God’s Easter Miracles

Many children eagerly anticipate waking up on Easter morning to see a basket full of colorful Easter eggs, shiny wrapped candy, chocolate bunnies, Peeps, jellybeans, and perhaps even a toy. As a young child, I remember excitedly waking up to find a basket like this waiting for me every Easter morning. Although I knew Jesus had something to do with this holiday, I did not fully understand the significance of His death and resurrection.

Some parents do not teach their children about the Easter Bunny; others celebrate the Easter holiday alongside the long-standing tradition of the Easter Bunny. How can we find a balance between the two and ensure our children appreciate the true meaning of Easter? We should explain the importance of Easter to them as believers in Jesus. Tell them Easter is a celebration of Jesus and not the bunny in the basket. Children have a great capacity to learn new things at an early age. Take comfort in knowing that their ability to learn is far greater than any limitations we as parents face in our ability to explain complex concepts.

We can help our children understand the real meaning of Easter without forcing them to give up their fun childhood fantasies. After all, we don’t give up our Christmas trees at Christmas. With that in mind, here are some fun activities for the Easter season that can help you explain Jesus’ death and resurrection to your young children:

  • Teach your children the jellybean prayer.
  • Bake resurrection cookies.
  • Make resurrection rolls.
  • Dye resurrection eggs.
  • Have an Easter egg hunt. Leave a few plastic eggs empty as an opportunity to remind your children about the empty tomb.
  • Put chocolate crosses in your children’s Easter basket. Many candy manufacturers sell religious themed Easter candy.
  • A very fun activity is Egglo’s Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt, which helps children “see the light of Jesus.” It includes a storybook and DVD.

My newest book release, “God’s Easter Miracles,” is a unique Easter story that will help your children learn the true meaning of Easter while teaching them to have love and compassion for others!

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ABOUT LEE ANN MANCINI:

Lee Ann Mancini’s desire is for children to begin to know and love Jesus from an early age. This passion led her to seek out books for her own children that portrayed an active relationship with Jesus in a relatable way. She knew communicating God’s truth through captivating words and compelling illustrations is a crucial part of establishing that foundation.

An adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, Mancini holds a master’s degree in Christian studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as Knox Theological Seminary. She holds a board position with the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and the Alexandrian Forum and maintains memberships with organizations such as the Christian Small Publishers Association and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Mancini is an active member in her local community, visiting schools to share the Adventures of the Sea Kids series with children, as well as speaking to women’s groups about the redemptive power of the Gospel represented through the types of brides of the church. Learn more about Mancini and the Adventures of the Sea Kids at glmpublishing.net.

 

 

Calling All Book Bloggers

CALLING ALL BOOK BLOGGERS!

Signups are open for Rebecca Hubbard’s upcoming book tour for “The Gift” and we’d LOVE to have you sign up to host a stop on the tour.

eBook Review Gal Author Interview with Rebecca Hubbard, Author The Gift

“The Gift” is a wonderful children’s book about friendship, trust, patience and love. It truly is an encouraging and uplifting story for youngsters and we’re hoping to spread the word to as many readers as possible.

As a signup incentive, the author has generously offered to give a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky tour host. All participating hosts will be automatically entered into a drawing to receive the gift card at the end of the tour. Won’t your please consider signing up to be part of this tour? We hope you’ll say yes!

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Review of All the Ways to Express My Love by Christina Johnson

I adore children’s books, especially books that have a positive and encouraging message eBook Review Gal Book Review of All the Ways to Express My Love by Christina Johnsonto share with the children in my life. That’s why, when I spotted a free promo for one of Christina Johnson’s books, I knew I had to grab it. I wasn’t sorry that I did!

All the Ways to Express My Love is a sweet book about expressing love to the most important people we know – our children. A colorful and eye-catching illustration is included on each page, along with an uplifting sentiment. The author portrays just about every mood children (and adults) can go through, yet our love remains constant. What a lovely and reassuring thing for children to know!

Christina Johnson has written many children’s books. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that, prior to taking advantage of this free promo, I hadn’t heard of her. Well, now that I have I’m certainly going to seek out all of her books. I’ve even signed up for her awesome newsletter.

Parents should know that Ms. Johnson includes some great additional info to find on her website at the conclusion of All the Ways to Express My Love – including a free book download and free printables. I just found another children’s book author to follow! Highly recommended!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

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Review of Things I’ve Said To My Children by Nathan Ripperger

For most people, the phrase, “He’s your brother, not a pull toy,” will probably never be uttered. Once you become a parent, you start saying things you never imagined would leave your mouth. That’s the idea behind Nathan Ripperger’s book, Things I’ve Said To My Children.

Things I've Said To My Children by Nathan Ripperger

Ripperger has compiled a book of phrases only a parent would have occasion to say. As the father of five boys, all under the age of ten, the author most likely had plenty of material to choose from. As the mother of three children, I can relate, as most parents probably can.

Things I’ve Said To My Children is cute and colorful. It would make a nice gift for a mother or father to be. I would think that children would even get a kick out this book too. Recommended!

 

4 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

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