Easter is coming soon and you might be like me and wondering how to make it the best for your kids. You want to address the fun parts of it but you also want to teach your child why Christians celebrate the holiday. When it comes to Easter for preschoolers it can sometimes be difficult to come up with the educational things. Here are some ways to help teach your preschooler about Easter…and some just for fun activities too!
Easter for Preschoolers – Educational
Use fun activity books
Look for sticker and activities books for your preschooler. The hands-on nature of it helps make the lesson stick. We have done a little bit of The Beginner’s Bible Come Celebrate Easter book. I fully plan on using the rest of it this Easter. We really liked it.
Use a child’s Bible
We are huge fans of the Jesus Storybook Bible. We have a few other Bibles for young children but this is by far the best one we have used. The Bible stories are all written in a fun way that captures the attention of small children but doesn’t stray too far from the actual Bible like some children’s story Bibles do. They are also written to make sense to small children. The crucifixion story can be confusing and kind of scary to some children. Using a Bible written for children can help it make more sense on their level.
Use A Sense of the Resurrection
This is one that I haven’t tried yet but am excited to try out. We love Truth in the Tinsel for Christmas time. The lessons stick so well in my daughter’s head. I can’t help but feel like A Sense of the Resurrection would work just as well for Easter since it is put together by the same person.
Use music and movies
There are a ton of Christian movies and music out there for kids. Check around and see which ones you think might be the best for your child. There are a couple Veggie Tales Easter movies as well as a number of other animated movies. There’s also one from The Greatest Adventure Stories series. My library has a lot of children’s DVDs, including Veggie Tales so you library would be a great place to start your search.Looking for educational & fun #Easter things? Check out these ideas for #preschoolers Click To Tweet
Easter for Preschoolers – Fun
Of course, there is always dying eggs! That is a favorite here. We don’t buy a special kit and just do the boiling water, vinegar, and food coloring method. There are all kinds of fun ways to dye eggs. One of the reasons we like the method we use is that when the eggs are done, my daughter likes to use an eye dropper to drop the leftover dye into a pan of baking soda. Pretty colors and it fizzles!
Cutting and gluing projects
Preschoolers really love to cut things and to glue things. I am very much in love with this bunny craft. It does involve the adult doing the cutting but putting the bunny together looks so fun for a little kid. This paper plate chick is also great. If you don’t have shredded paper or Easter grass already, let your preschooler cut up some tissue paper or construction paper.
We did this pom pom Easter egg last year with my daughter’s best friend and it was a huge hit. They had so much fun with it! I found this hand print resurrection craft and can’t wait to try it this year. Craft and educational in one. It’s like a two-fer!
Some games can be adjusted to have an Easter theme like matching games or things like pin the tail on the bunny. There are also lots of games that use plastic Easter eggs. I’m loving this Eggs-ercise game idea.
There are lot of different Easter for preschoolers ideas from the educational to the fun. For more ideas, you can check out my Pinterest boards, Holidays – Baby/Kids and Easter. If you have any Easter ideas for preschoolers or other age kids, leave a comment. I’d love to hear them!
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