Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Symbol Bag

I read over on Charlotte's Waltzing Matilda blog how she had created a cute Easter Symbol booklet that outlines the meaning of each symbol.  I also read her post where she made all of her Easter Symbols herself.  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!  I then read over on Jessica's Shower of Roses blog the sweet candy she made of each symbol.  The majority of them hand crafted in candy molds with different colors. UNBELIEVABLE these ladies are! Among their many talents, they are  candy artisans too!  
Thank you Charlotte and Jessica for my inspiration!

I knew my attempt at creating these candy symbols myself would be futile.  

So instead, I looked around on the internet and found some great ideas from Lacy at Catholic Icing.  
Thank you Lacy!

The rest I found at Walgreen's for either 50 cents or $1.  I was unable to come up with alternatives for each symbol listed over at Charlotte's or Jessica's blogs but I did what I could.  
And was happy with my result.  
I also found the chocolate praying hands and included them in the symbols.  
I told my students that the hands are a symbol of us in prayer of thanksgiving to Jesus.

Here is what I put in my students Easter bags with an explanation sheet of what each symbol meant.
Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of my symbols so I found pictures online to show you.

 LAMB
Palmer Little Pals - 36 ct
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EGG
Hollow Eggs with Novelty
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BUTTERFLY

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LILY

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CROSS

Catholic Icing

PRAYING HANDS

Chocolate Praying  Hands with a Religious Easter Card Attached
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This was a fun and educational project to do with my students.  My fellow Catholic bloggers have been a blessing to my students once again!

Blessings,
Noreen

7 comments:

  1. Noreen, your projects make *me* want to be one of your students!

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    1. You'd be welcome any time Jen :)

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  2. Such a great way to teach kids! This makes it fun AND teaches them!

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    1. I want my students to feel excited about their faith and I do use candy at times, to sweeten the deal!

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  3. You found some good ones! Love that See's egg:) I wanted to make a family basket with Easter symbols this year but not sure if I'll pull it off. I too, love this idea for teaching my kids! Thanks for sharing your "finds!"

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    1. Thanks for visiting Tiffany. I've no doubt that you'll pull together a fabulous Easter basket for your family!

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  4. You are too sweet! Thanks for letting me know about your post, and I'm so glad you were able to incorporate the ideas for the Easter Symbols Candy! Happy Easter!!

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