So without much planning, I started doing some research on wikipedia and this website this morning:
I felt very overwhelmed by the amount of new information, but we decided to jump right into it and try to do something with our family of this nature.
I've always found it unfortunate that for such an important time of year (Good Friday and Easter), there isn't a lot of Christian symbolism for children. The easter bunny, eggs, and chocolates dominate. How much fun can be had with of crosses, nails, and grave stones?
Well, the passover meal or Haggadah is full of great symbolism. The above link is a Christian version of the event.
The only down side was that it was a bit long. It took a bit to prepare, and then an hour and a half of readings and our small meal together. I wonder if there is a video version that would keep the kids attention better. :)
I think we all got something out of it though. Maybe next year we'll be better prepared and organized and it may run smoother.
"This cup reminds us of the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ that was spilled because of us and on our behalf. Drink this, remembering that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, and in so doing accept the grace that transforms us and brings us from darkness into His marvelous light, and allows us to be people of God."