Easter Sunday

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. — John 3:16 NIV

Happy Easter Sunday everyone!
Eat chocolate, do egg hunts, enjoy the spring weather, and remember to celebrate His glorious rising!



Spring & Easter Activity Share

I printed a gardening Mini Book, which lists flowers by colour – PERFECT to complement a Rainbow Garden book we’ve had since last summer, one of A’s favourite! 🙂  We’ll be reading the book, then colouring the mini book.
I found an Easter Egg Tree craft on Sunday School Kids. The idea behind it is that egg represents new life, and the tree looks bare and dead in the winter, but will seem alive again in the spring when new buds come out. Together, they represent the new life promised to us through Jesus.

Using an image of an Easter egg with interesting but simple patterns (so that we can cut on the pattern lines and get different shapes to match up, versus for example an egg that would just be straight lines with different designs in each section… does that make sense??), we coloured it, ran it through the magnet laminating cartridge of my Xyron laminator, and made a fridge puzzle!

I found this fun Life of Jesus Cross Craft printable on Pre-Kinders. The Life cards come in a set of 2 on the 8.5×11 page, so I ran one set through the magnet cartridge, and made sequencing magnets for the fridge!

Here’s an Easter egg with shapes to cut and paste on the side – scroll down a bit it’s under the mp3 link.

I used the egg template page from Les Créatifs (but I found it on this website) to make felt board eggs to go with this counting rhyme. I coloured them in Photoshop before printing them. The numbers come from my felt counting set. I also took out part of that set for counting games, using the bunny and chick pieces.

From that same website, I’m planning to do the Chick in the Egg pop-up craft (I copy/pasted the image in Photoshop, combining it to make 2 eggs shell and 1 chick fit on one page, so we can glue 2 shells together and have a pocket for the chick), and the glued feathers rooster craft (the links are to the image to print, from the main page you can see how the crafts look like).

We’ll do some marble painting again because it was so much fun! That set of patterned eggs comes with 2 blank one at the end which I’ll use for the marble painting template, and with the patterned one, I’ll see if I can get Miss A to kind of colour following the patterns, and then we’ll hang them in the playroom as Easter decorations!

I have some left-over foam cross from a Creatology set I got when we prepped for Miss C’s baptism – obviously we didn’t do them all then, and Easter is a perfect time to make some more!

Here are some VeggieTales Easter colouring pages – you’ll need Facebook to access them. (No, VeggieTales didn’t ask me to post these ;))

And, of course, some colouring pages, Easter & Spring themed/coloured craft items (markers, stamps, pompoms, glitter glue, stickers, foam bunnies and foam sticker eggs…), and books!

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