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Keeping Christ in Your Child's Easter

Posted by Melissa Dutton on

Things to Focus On

  • Younger Preschoolers: Jesus is Alive, Jesus Loves Us
  • Older Preschoolers: The picture of the cross in a positive light, describe that sin is when we do something that makes God unhappy, and Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins


  • Resurrection Eggs (can be bought at a Christian Bookstore)
  • Resurrection Rolls (http://www.dltk-kids.com/recipes/resurrection_rolls.html)
  • Tomb Cookie Recipe (www.shirleys-preschool-activities.com/easter-tomb-cookies.html)
  • Stained Glass Cross (glue tissue paper, or fake flowers) Write “He is alive” or “He is risen”
  • Block area – build a tomb with blocks, add small stones
  • Place blue painters' tape on paper so kids can paint or color a cross
  • Cut out a large heart shape, laminate it, and let kids use a dry erase black marker to color on it and wipe off, talk about wiping away sins
  • Put separate words of a verse, prayer or Bible thought hidden in eggs around room, put words of verse back together when you find all the eggs (Jesus is alive… God so loved the world that He gave his son…) You can do this game far beyond Easter. Or have an entire verse or prayer in each egg.
  • Compare objects that are alive and not alive (plants, rocks, etc. )
  • Make a cross kids can lace with a shoe string

Books to Read

  • The Tale of Three Trees, Angela Hunt
  • The Easter Story, Tracy Harrast
  • Benjamin’s Box, Melody Carlson
  • The Story of Jesus, Patricia Pingry
  • The Story of Easter, Patricia Pingry
  • The Parable of the Lily, Liz Curtis Higgs
  • God Gave us Easter, Lisa Tawn Bergren (Brand new book!)
  • My Easter Basket, Mary Manz Simon (This is the book we read to the entire weekday program)

Book with Ideas

Tina Houser’s Easter-rific! Teaching Kids… Its more than Just One Day!, Warner Press Kids, 2011 (lots of ideas for older kids, but can be modified, covers entire Holy week)


Christian Preschool Printables

Religious Easter Crafts for Kids

eHow Mom: Simple Easter Crafts for Preschool Kids

Ministry-to-Children: Free Easter Craft Ideas

Preschool Plan-it: Preschool Easter Activities

We Are That Family: Ten Fun Ways to Keep Easter About Jesus



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