Thursday, February 26, 2009

Garden of the Good Shepherd

Last year, inspired by Charlotte, my family really enjoyed using Tomie de Paola's Garden of the Good Shepherd: A Sticker Album to Count the 50 Days to celebrate the Easter season.

Normally it retails for $19.95, but right now you can purchase it for just $3.00 from Liturgy Training Publications. Shipping is rather high, but it is still cheaper than purchasing it from Amazon, plus you can order a few extras to give away, like I did last year! ;)

In a thread over at 4Real, Anne (who just made an amazing Jesus Tree) suggested making a homemade felt Garden of the Good Shepherd as well. I would totally *love* to do that, but I am not sure I'll be able to this year. We'll see!

Even though it is early, I went ahead and updated my sidebar with links to our Garden of the Good Shepherd posts from last year. I may update them and add a few new activities when it comes time to do them this year, but I thought I'd link them anyway.

8 comments:

  1. Jessica,

    May I ask how you set your labels to show bigger on ones used more often? I really like how that looks as opposed to the standard label format. Thank you!

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  2. Expectantes ~ To make the "label cloud" (in blogger) you need to add additional html code your template.

    Directions can be found here: http://phydeaux3.blogspot.com/2006/09/code-for-beta-blogger-label-cloud.html

    I hope that helps! =)

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  3. I just bought this myself, and then was wondering what to do with it when it arrived in the mail with no instructions... so I am most grateful to be able to peruse your ideas from last year - thanks!

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  4. Erin ~ It is so fun coming up with activities for each day of the Easter season! I hope your family enjoys it as much as we have! =)

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  5. I keep coming here Jessica for all your ideas. LOVE'EM! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  6. Jessica, Can you tell me what ages this is for?

    ~Angela

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  7. Angela ~ I don't know that it has a specific age range or not, but it is very similar to the Jesus Tree or Jesse Tree, and if your children liked those, I am sure they would like this as well!

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  8. I have never heard of this resource before and I am very excited about it. Am I correct in assuming that the cover of the book is the completed project? We are going to begin afelt one TODAY, but I need a picture so we can fashion the "Add ons" Any ideas of where I can get a visual of the finished sticker page? And can you tell me how big the book is? I am ordering it today, but want to get started. (Now why are my children so darn impatient? ;)
    Mcchatty

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