Happy Easter…..

Easter is here!    With thoughts of chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks, we have also been reminding and teaching the children all about the true meaning of Easter; the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what that means to us.  We read several books about the real story of Easter along with some fun stories and songs too.  To end the week we had a fun egg hunt and had a special snack too.

 

The Jelly Bean Prayer

 

GREEN is for the grassy blade,        

YELLOW is for the sun God made.

ORANGE’s for a flame so bright.

BLACK is for our sins not right.

RED is for the blood He gave.

WHITE is for Jesus grace. He saved.

PURPLE is for the hours of sorrow

PINK is for a new tomorrow.

 

A bag of jellybeans, so colourful and sweet,

is a promise, a prayer, and a loved one’s treat.

HAPPY EASTER !

resurrection eggs for preschoolers

Our class Resurrection Eggs.  Inside each egg is a little symbol from the week that lead to Easter.

resurrection eggs for preschoolers

Story Time!

easter preschool books

We read “The Week that Lead to Easter” by Joanne Larrison and “The Best Easter Prize” by Kristina Evans

easter preschool books

We also read “The Easter Story”by Heather Amery  and “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick”by Lucille Colandro

Easter Eggs

(to the tune of Jingle Bells)

Easter eggs, Easter eggs,

Pink and orange and green-

These are just the nicest eggs

That I have ever seen.

Easter eggs, Easter eggs,

Purple, yellow, blue-

I have lots of Easter Eggs,

So I’ll share with you!

Craft Time!

homemade easter baskets

We made our own Easter baskets to collect our eggs out of a paper grocery bag.  I just cut off about 6 in. from the top and then used that portion for a handle.  Then decorated them with colorful cut outs and ribbon.

homemade easter baskets

 

easter preschool craftOur hand print Easter chicks!

easter preschool craftWith a special message under his wings!

easter preschool craftAnd Easter isn’t complete without a hand print bunny too!

Snack Time!

tye die cupcakes

I made special Tie Dyed cupcakes to help kick off our egg hunt!  You just follow the directions on a boxed cake mix.  Then divide the batter into 3 equal parts and add food coloring to each portion.  Next add a scoop from each colored batter to the cupcake liners and bake.

tye die cupcakes

While they were baking the colors mixed together creating new colors.   I used the primary colors just for that reason, so when they mixed it created purple, orange and green too.

easter cupcakes

When the cupcakes were cool I topped each cupcake with frosting,  green tinted coconut and some candy eggs.

easter cupcakes

They were super yummy and the kids were so excited to see a colorful surprise when they took a bite.

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