This is late, but it will help me next year to look at this post so though Easter is over and done with I’m listing our activities anyway! We always do Resurrection Eggs at Easter time and read the book Benjamin’s Box along with them. The kids love these. Each egg has a trinket that is used to tell the story of the resurrection. A donkey for the entry into Jerusalem, a cup for the Lord’s supper, etc. Right now Resurrection Eggs are only $15 at Word, so now is the time to get them for next year!
The book is about a young boy named Benjamin who collects things to remind him of Jesus. The items line up with the Resurrection Eggs.
We read some Easter books…we read this one for the first time, The Very First Easter by Paul L. Maier. It was good, just the right amount of details and not gruesome (because you know, crucifixion is pretty gruesome). The illustrations were nice. The story is told as if a young boy is asking his parents about the events surrounding Easter. I expected this to only appeal to Skeeterbug but they were all interested. I have a couple more of his books that we also have not read, The Very First Christmas and The Very First Christians.
Some other Easter books, a bit repetitive when you read them all in a row! That one in the back talks about Easter traditions around the world.
Love this sticker book! The Very First Easter by Candle Books. It has spaces to fill in the story with stickers as you go. So there are a ton of Jesus stickers, disciples stickers, Jerusalem stickers, etc. and when you get to those words in the story you place the sticker on the page.
I had this resurrection set for the kids to use, only Ladybug was interested. And very interested. We used these to act out the story many times! It’s a gorgeous set, follow this pin to get to the printables, they come in colour and black and white.
Various activities we did….Easter dominoes, a free printable from here.
Easter Dice Game from Confessions of a Homeschooler’s Easter printables. Jitterbug loves these types of games.
Jitterbug loves to match when colouring, so this page from 1+1+1=1 was perfect.
Ladybug did this magnet page, she made a ‘J’ out of the magnets next to the printout first. This is from the Easter Resurrection Tot Pack at 3Dinosaurs.
She did this puzzle (with some help), this is part of an Easter Blessings pack found here.
Another matching page from 1+1+1=1, this one I gave to Skeeterbug.
We all coloured these Zendoodle eggs from Today’s Mama, I got out some watercolours later and painted mine which was very relaxing.
Ladybug did this sorting activity all by herself. I only had to tell her which side was which. I think she did really well! She cut them all out and glued them all in one go. This was from the Easter Pre-K pack at Over the Big Moon. Their printables are adorable.
We had some new watercolours, so we used them to paint some eggs. (These are also part of the colouring pages from 1+1+1=1.)
Skeeterbug drew a chick, this is from Activity Village. I’m not quite sure he got the concept of following the grid and doing one square at a time, but it still looks like a chick!
I thought this would take him forever (also from Activity Village) but he got it in about 30 seconds. I mean really, the one without a match is the second one on the page? Why didn’t they hide it better?
Then we got out the glitter and made glitter eggs (idea from here). I’ve had the glitter for months and we just pulled it out for the first time. We’ll be doing more glitter projects, I’m sure.
Look at all those glitter shakers!
See those colourful drawers behind Ladybug? I have one cart of drawers for each kid. I filled them with Easter activities. It seems from all the links above that I go crazy pulling these all together, but many I had printed and laminated last year or the year before and I just had to pull them out to use this year. Others I had already downloaded and saved and just had to print. There were a couple of new things I’d downloaded this year, I was able to just go through and print a few things from those. It’s easy to pull these activities out when you’ve done them in previous years. It’s actually harder to find something for Skeeterbug as most of these printables are aimed at younger ages.
I had other activities that we never got around to, so I’ll keep them in mind for next year! Maybe we’ll dye some eggs one of these years…