APR
15
2014

Hands on Easter Activities for Kids

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Bunnies, chicks, eggs…oh my! All of those things are fun, but I really want my kiddos to get the real meaning of Easter as well! So here are a few of my favorite ideas to help make this Easter special! Since Easter is quickly approaching I’m in the mood for Easter Activities! Yesterday I shared the mini resurrection Easter garden you, but today I wanted to share a few more fun hands on Easter ideas with you!   Easter Garden If you missed yesterday’s post, creating a mini resurrection Easter Garden is a wonderful idea to remind your family of Jesus this season! Click here for detailed instructions on creating your own mini resurrection Easter garden.   “Life of Jesus” Bracelet This is a great Easter craft for kids as well as a wonderful gift! Here is the story: One night there was a bright start, which guided three wise men. They carried three gifts to give to the King of the earth upon His birth. He grew up to become a carpenter, and a fisher of … [Read more...]

MAR
31
2013

Happy Easter 2012!

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After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. … [Read more...]

MAR
18
2013

Mini-Resurrection Garden: Easter Craft

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Hi everyone! With Easter right around the corner, I thought it would be a perfect time to get our mini resurrection gardens started. It’s always fun when you can add in hands on activities to your homeschool studies.   Creating a simple mini resurrection garden takes only about 20-30 minutes to complete and will provide your kiddos with a lasting memory of the true meaning of Easter! Mini Resurrection Garden Supplies: Shallow potting dish Small terracotta pot (2-3”) One large rock for the tomb opening Potting Soil 6 small sticks Grass seed Hot glue gun, craft glue, or twine for crosses Optional: Moss, small rocks, and anything else you’d like to decorate your garden. How to make your mini resurrection garden instructions: Um, okay, before you start might I just suggest doing this activity outside? It was kind of windy the day we did it, so we ended up bringing it inside. I used our craft trays to help with the mess, but yeah…grass seed … [Read more...]

APR
14
2011

Easter Lapbook and Game Printables

Since Easter is just around the corner, I wanted to make sure everyone saw my Easter Activities! These items could easily be made into an Easter Lapbook so I also included a Lapbook Cover Page and Game Piece Pockets if you want them. Enjoy! Lapbook Cover Page and Lapbook Pockets Easter Number Matching: Cut out each egg, then cut in half along the dotted line. Match the number on top with the correct amount of dots on the bottom to complete the puzzles! (Numbers 1-10 included in download) Roll an Easter Egg: Roll the dice and put together the egg puzzle depending on the number you roll! Counting Eggs: These are fun to put in numerical order! I also these with either mini-clothes pins, colored paper clips, or put a hole in them and have her attach chain links to them. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. This would be cute to use with little Jelly Beans as counters! (Numbers 1-10 included in download) Easter Coloring: We color … [Read more...]

APR
04
2010

Stained Glass Cross & Egg Easter Craft

This craft is super easy and produces beautiful results! It was also the Teeny Tiny Tot’s first craft! (Usually we do crafts while she’s sleeping, you can image why…) I have to say she was thrilled to be involved! And she did an excellent job. Supplies: Contact Paper Tissue Paper Scissors Sharpie Tape  (to hold contact paper down while you work) Step 1: Take backing off of clear contact paper, and lay sticky side up. Secure to counter with tape. Step 2: Place lots of colorful pieces of tissue paper all over the contact paper.    Step 3:  Cut another piece of Contact paper that’s the same size and place it sticky side down on top of your tissue paper covered contact paper. Draw desired shape on with a sharpie, and cut out objects. Step 5: Hang on window for display! (We used scotch tape to stick it on the window) We made eggs and crosses to celebrate Easter, but you could easily do any design you want!   Happy  Easter! … [Read more...]

APR
04
2010

Have a Wonderful Easter!

He is Risen! The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” Matthew 28:5-6 … [Read more...]

APR
03
2010

Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft

I found this box of tissue paper squares from Lakeshore Learning. Since we do so many crafts with Tissue Paper, I decided it was worth it. This Easter Egg Craft was super easy! I just drew a large egg shape onto construction paper, then had them crumple and glue on decorations. My 2nd grader used a pencil tip, crumpled the paper around the pencil and dipped it in glue. The boy wasn’t too into frilly tissue eggs, so he just wrote out his card.   This was too time consuming for my preschooler, she just crumpled the pieces with her fingers and dipped them in glue. It turned out to be a great fine-motor-skill building craft as she had to separate the little sheets of tissue, then crumple, then glue.   Here are our final Eggs! I may cut them out, and hang them in the window!   Happy Easter! … [Read more...]

MAR
07
2010

Easter Activities & Lapbook

I made some fun Easter activities for our family and thought I’d share early so you have plenty of time to make them! These items could easily be made into an Easter Lapbook so I also included a Lapbook Cover Page and Game Piece Pockets if you want them. Enjoy!Lapbook Cover Page and Lapbook Pockets Easter Number Matching: Cut out each egg, then cut in half along the dotted line. Match the number on top with the correct amount of dots on the bottom to complete the puzzles! (Numbers 1-10 included in download) Roll an Easter Egg: Roll the dice and put together the egg puzzle depending on the number you roll! Counting Eggs: These are fun to put in numerical order! I also these with either mini-clothes pins, colored paper clips, or put a hole in them and have her attach chain links to them. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. This would be cute to use with little Jelly Beans as counters! (Numbers 1-10 included in download) Easter … [Read more...]