Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter Gift- Bunny Service Jar

When we had children I decided that each Easter I would give them one item that was of a religious nature.  This year I thought it would be fun to connect the Easter Bunnies mission to the true reason for this holiday.  So, I created a poem that explained this service project/family activity. 

I made one "Bunny Service Jar" for our family; and a printed copy of the poem and bag of cotton balls (bunny tails) for each child.  I will be placing these items in their baskets on Easter.  The jar will be placed on the floor in-between the baskets.

POEM:
I like to serve those I love,
just like the Savior up above.

To thank the One who served us all,
reach out and serve, no matter how small.

For every kindness performed near or far,
put a bunny tail in your service jar.

When all your tails are gone from your sack,
make a bunny treat or have a bunny snack.

Your friend, The Easter Bunny

When each child has placed all of their bunny tails into the service jar we will make and eat this treat as a family. 

Recipe for:
Bunny Pudding Cups 
1 serving of vanilla pudding
2 long cookies
2 chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut, toasted
1 pink tiny marshmallow
pink sprinkles

Make the pudding as indicated on the box.  Pour into individual serving cups; set aside.  Using a plastic bag pipe icing onto each cookie creating the inside of a bunny ear.  Sprinkle with pink sprinkles and shake off the excess.  Insert the cookies into the pudding.  Place all other items on top of the pudding so that it resemble a bunny.  If you are feeling adventurous allow each participant to decorate their own.

Have fun! 

3 comments:

Pam Ponder said...

what adorable ideas yu have I am your newest follower I am so looking forward to your ideas to come....

Happy Home Fairy said...

This is seriously my new favorite blog. You are a kindred spirit! I love all of your ideas and can't wait to feature you at HappyHomeFairy!!!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

awesome idea! I love the focus on serving and on Jesus!