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.