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Did you do our God Gave us Love Study? Lisa Tawn Bergren really has a knack for spinning Bible truths into simple lessons that young children can grasp. We loved her series so much that we did one for God Gave us Easter too and we really hope you enjoy it! Holidays can be a touchy subject, you want to honor God and you also want to allow your child to take part in traditions that may seem to divert the attention away. I love that this book takes something that belongs to the world and turns it into a beautiful expression of God's love for us. So take back the holiday my friends, take the baskets, and the bunnies, and the promise that because of Jesus' sacrifice we get to be with him forever. God DID give us Easter! Enjoy them with your littles and keep pointing at the cross at the same time. You can take the suggested snacks, activities, and ideas and do them every day for a week, have one big fun day, or spread them out over the entire month here and there to celebrate the Easter Season.
God Gave us Easter Book Based Learning Activities
“The Easter Bunny is like Santa, he reminds us of gifts and happy surprises in the morning.”
Color Eggs- Choose a fun and colorful easter dye pack at the store with your kids or surprise them with one. Create eggs in pretty hues for your Easter celebration.
Go on a Nature walk– Observee trees and other evidence of creation- birds, bugs, grass, flowers, etc…Remind your child that these are God's creations for our enjoyment. Take photos, choose some of your favorites, print, and display them in your home.
Make Resurrection Rolls- Resurrection rolls are a fun way to demonstrate how Christ was there in the tomb and then he was gone. You will find the directions for how to make them in the blue link above. Kids will be amazed at the process and the final result!
Talk about symbols- And what they mean- Early on in the book they talk about how an egg is a symbol. A fresh new life coming out of the egg just like Jesus was in the tomb but didn't stay there! Draw comparisons as they do in the book and use props- a root, a pinecone, and an egg are some of the items you will see talked about within the pages.
Crayon Resist Cross Painting- This art project is a favorite of kids of all ages. It's simple, fun, and the end result is a pretty keepsake that you can frame to use as an Easter decoration too!
All you need is-plain white paper, a white crayon, watercolor paint, and water.
Have your child draw a cross or other symbol to represent Easter using a white crayon. For little ones you can do this part for them and let them enjoy the next part and the surprise that peeks through. Give your child the watercolor paints and water and encourage them to cover the entire page with painting one color or make a beautiful rainbow painting that resembles stained glass. Allow to dry, then hang.
Easter Egg hunt with Gods Word- Choose a verse or two that represent Easter and what it means. Cut paper into small pieces and write one word from the verse on each piece. Place one word in each plastic egg and hide them for your child to find. Then they can work plon putting the verse together in order. This can be repeated every day to learn a lot of scripture.
Play Games- There are several games that are themed to Easter and are another terrific resource for fun and learning about God's word. One of our favorites each year for the last couple years is The First Easter Memory Activity Game.
Print our Resurrection Easter Game- Our Resurrection Easter Game is a lot of fun. Kids will start remembering the Scripture that corresponds with the item they roll. There's something about playing that makes it easier to memorize them.
Use Resurrection Eggs- Resurrection eggs help to tell the story and paint a picture by using symbols for each part of the telling. They are a great investment and can be reused year after year.
I would love to hear how you celebrate Easter and if you plan on using this wonderful book as part of your celebration!
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