The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross Easter Calendar

Easter Family Devotional with 15-door Calendar

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Easter calendar with family devotions based on The Garden, The Curtain and The Cross Storybook. Perfect for Lent and Easter.

Part of the Tales that Tell the Truth series.

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This 15-door calendar works just like an advent calendar and means kids can count down to Easter Sunday and get more and more excited about it. It comes with two weeks of Easter family devotions based on the passages used in The Garden, The Curtain and The Cross Storybook.

Children aged 5-8 will learn why Jesus died and rose again, and why that's the best news ever.

Linked with other products in The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross range:
Board book for 1-3s
Storybook for 3-6s
Colouring and Activity Book for 5-8s
Full size illustrations to show on screen when reading to a large audience
• A six-session Sunday School resource with age-differentiated lesson plans for 3-5s, 5-8s, and 8-12s

Product details


Age range: 5+
Contributors Carl Laferton, Lizzie Laferton, Catalina Echeverri
ISBN 9781784984632
Format Calendar
First published February 2020
Dimensions 210mm x 297mm x 5mm
Weight 0.16 kg
Language English
Pages 4
Publisher The Good Book Company

Ed Drew

Ministry Director, Faith in Kids; Author, Raising Confident Kids

What an idea! Use this to walk your family through the big story of the Bible to prepare for Easter. Let's do it!

Laura Wifler

Cofounder, Risen Motherhood

I’m always looking for fresh resources to help my children engage in the story of scripture and this devotional hits all the right notes. With simple language, engaging questions, clear truths, and a realistic timeframe (this is key!), this is a truly wonderful resource for even the busiest parents to help their children understand the power of the resurrection and God’s perfect plan.

Melissa B Kruger

Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Uptown Church; author, The Envy of Eve

This is a wonderful way to prepare children for Easter. Each devotional offers an opening prayer, a Bible passage, and thoughtful questions to help your family engage with God’s word as they study together. Over the course of 15 days, you’ll be able to remember and reflect upon the big story of the Bible as you rejoice together in the good news of the story of Jesus.

Customer reviews

Feb 22, 2024

“Great book for kids”

(Review written for 'The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross Story Plus Easter Calendar and 2 Coloring Books Bundle')

It kept my kids’ attention and has a great message!

Jan 24, 2024

“Love this book”

(Review written for 'The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross Story Plus Easter Calendar and 4 Coloring Books Bundle')

This is a wonderful book. Our church shared this with us and we got a copy to read at home to the kids. The story is great and the images are engaging for the kids.

Dec 26, 2023

“Solid truth for children young & old”

(Review written for 'The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross Story Plus Easter Calendar and 2 Coloring Books Bundle')

I am not easy to impress when it comes to Christian children’s books, as it is hard to find one that strikes the balance of child-level communication while still maintaining the depth and fullness of the Word of God. The Garden, The Curtain, and The Cross blew me away. Honestly, as a 30-something who has been in church her whole life, I have drawn understanding and insight for myself from the simplicity but DEPTH and big picture biblical perspective of this book. Thank you for remaining faithful to the truth of God’s Word without dumbing it down and without admixture of the world’s philosophies. This book is gold.

Dec 13, 2023

“great for little minds”

(Review written for 'The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross Story Plus Easter Calendar and 2 Coloring Books Bundle')

This book is excellent for young children to understand the saving work of Christ

Apr 18, 2022

“A great idea, but we struggled with ut”

We have the book and love it, so I got the calendar to do with my kids, particularly the 6 year old, who are used to doing family Bible times. They enjoyed it and loved the calendar but it was a struggle - I had to rephrase a lot of things that were unnecessarily complicated - why pray that God will "enable" us to understand, when the word "help" does the job just as well? I had to rephrase a lot of jargon and christianese, and unpick a lot of compound sentences to make it work.
Given the age that the original book is aimed at, this seemed a shame and a missed step.

May 21, 2020

“A fun family resource that helps kids think more about how Easter fits into Gods plan”

Our family of four (age 7 down to age 3) enjoyed this Easter countdown calendar. The younger ones opening the doors and engaging with the brilliant art work (taken from the book) and listening in as the older ones answered well thought out questions and prayers from the resource. The refrain (mentioned on another review) is a real strength and has stayed with them.

In places it is a little ‘wordy’ and the pictures behind the doors are on the small side; though we will be using again and even led the eldest to want to read the book to his skeptical Granny!

May 17, 2020

“Fabulous 2-week devotional for kids!”

This is a really excellent resource! We'd previously had the Book, but the devotional was great for the fortnight before Easter, in place of our usual bedtime Bible reading with our 4 year old daughter. But there's also lots of extension ideas and questions for older children. GIve it a go - you won't regret it!

Apr 17, 2020

“A brilliant Easter resource”

We loved using this over breakfast as a family and it kept our young and lively boys (4 and 3 years old) really engaged. They loved opening the flaps each day and reciting the lines from the book and devotional ("Because of our sin...we can't come in. Because Jesus died, we can come inside."). A great way to help build anticipation and excitement around the Easter story.

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