This year, I'm thinking of a verse themed, candy filled, scavenger-type hunt, for Easter, where the children will be given a sheet of verses, and have to find the hidden candy from around the yard, or house, that matches with each verse.
Some of the candy I found at the grocery store, like the praying hands, or the chocolate sheep, match up to verses very simply -
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak - Matthew 26:41
Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. - John 1:29.
The others will require a play on words, and some creative thinking - such as,
- A Mini Milky Way to go with John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me."
- Chocolate Kisses for Luke 22:48 - But Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
- Red Vines for John 15:5 - “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
- Almond Joy for Matthew 28:8 - So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Or, maybe Luke 2:10 - But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
It's a work in progress. I'd like to tie in a few more treats to verses yet. I'm sure the King James version must have a betwixt or two, that could match up to a Twix Bar, and I'm thinking through the scoffing/snickering connection to see if I could work in a Snickers. Any ideas?
It's great to be a homeschooler.