Here is what preparing for Easter looks like in our house for our 28 month old and a 9 month old boys.
I went way over my book buying budget this month. I got very excited about introducing this topic to Munchkin primarily this year. At 28 months, he can at least start putting together that baby Jesus is now adult Jesus. We talk about how much He loves us and how special and important He is. My favorite books so far are "The Story of Easter", "An Easter Gift for Me" and "What is Easter?"
Our calendar cards and visual reflecting the journey to the cross:
Activities and crafts:
Resurrection Eggs. Munchkin has greatly enjoyed watching the video, while opening the eggs following along with the words to the songs in the book:
We chose to do an Easter basket for this year. The basket contains faith based reminders of God's sacrifice to us including a set of figurines to act out the story, a chocolate fish to discuss being fishers of men and telling others about Jesus as well as eggs that hold Jesus stickers, stamps, etc.. We'll do an Easter basket as longs as it can used as a teachable moment. For us, It's about the excitement of Jesus, not a tradition.
Egg dying supplies. I think this will provide a wonderful opportunity to talk about what's inside and what wasn't inside the tomb.
Videos from Nana and Papa:
It's a capsule that grows when placed in warm water. We talked about how God came out of the tomb alive.
|His favorite Easter printable: the Jelly Bean Prayer|
Eggs from Oriental Trading company filled with scripture candy and faith toys: