I know Epiphany is over, but I wanted to share some work that we did at home over Epiphany. Right after Ash Wednesday we had a birthday and St. Valentine's day and then it began; stitches, strep, ear infections, stomach bug (x 6). Apparently we've decided to condense a years worth of sickness into two weeks, which I'm okay with as long as it stops and everyone stays well till next February. So forgive the lag and enjoy this little look back at Epiphany!
This is the first year where we really wandered though Epiphany as a season instead of just celebrating the day. We focused on the four main stories the Episcopal church highlights in Epiphany; The wisemen, the baptism of Jesus, the wedding at Cana, and the Transfiguration. We shared each story from scripture and then wondered together what the Epiphany was in the story. The boys really enjoyed this and we made some window hangings to go with each story. They are made from contact paper and tissue. The boys helped with putting the tissue onto the contact paper, which was fun. I drew and cut out the black frames and silhouettes.
I was hoping to also make one for the conversion of St. Paul and the Confession of St. Peter, which are feast days in Epiphany that have very obvious epiphanies in them. We did talk about the stories, but the window art will have to wait till next year.
Okay, and now onto Lent.