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We have been doing Easter activities each day this week, and the kids have been having a lot of fun learning all about Easter. I posted earlier this week about the Easter activities we had done so far. Here are the rest of the activities we did:
Hailey read another version of the Easter story from another children’s Bible that we have.
We put painters tape in the shape of a cross on some paper and then the kids painted.
Once they were dry we took the tape off, and these are the completed pictures.
We also made resurrection rolls. We pretended that the marshmallow was Jesus. We rolled the marshmallow in butter and then a cinnamon sugar mixture, which represented the oil and spices they would have put on the body of Jesus after he died.
Then we wrapped the marshmallow up in a crescent roll, making sure to seal all of the edges really well.
Then we baked the rolls. This symbolized Jesus being in the tomb for 3 days.
Once they were done cooking, we took the rolls out, and cut them open…
The roll was empty- just like the tomb!
Then the kids made pictures of the tomb with the stone rolled away.
We have been busy doing some fun Easter activities this week, so I thought I would share what we have done so far in case anyone is looking for some easy ideas for Easter.
Each day we are reading the Easter story from one of our Bibles. We have so many different Bibles for children and all of them are a little different, so it’s good to read a different one each day. Our first day, after we the Easter story, I focused on Palm Sunday and what happened that day. We acted it out by pretending to put coats and palm branches down on the ground (we used blankets to pretend). Then everyone had a turn to pretend to be Jesus riding on the donkey over the palm branches and coats.
Afterwards we made a very simple craft. The kids glued down a path, then put palm branches (green construction paper) and coats (scrapbook paper) down onto the path.
Then they colored a picture of Jesus riding a donkey to put on the path.
Their finished projects.
The second day I used Resurrection Eggs to tell the story of Easter.
Inside each of the eggs is a a little symbol of part of the story. So, I would tell part of the story and then have someone open a certain colored egg to find the symbol for that part of the story. The kids really enjoyed this activity! Later in the day while Hunter was outside playing he asked if he could come in to do the Easter “actibity” again. They had to do it again later when Rich came home from work so he could see it too.
Then we made a craft. First they colored their papers with Colorix silky crayons (we LOVE these!).
After they finished coloring they added a little bit of water with a paint brush. The Colorix blend together like water colors.
Then we glued on a grassy hill and crosses. This is Haiely’s finished picture.
Hunter’s finished picture
Harper never really finished hers- she’d be happy to color and glue and do crafts all day long.
Be sure to check back and see what else we do this week!
It has been a while since I posted about what Hailey has been doing in school. I am having a hard time figuring out how to fit everything in that I want to do these days. Having a newborn in the house sure does make it harder to get everything done. She is a super good baby, there is just so much more to do. Anyway, here is a quick review of what we have been up to over the last several weeks.
Hailey has been learning how to diagram sentences in language arts. Actually, I have been learning it too because I never learned in school how to do it.
Working on her cursive handwriting.
Hailey finished reading Capyboppy and her assignment when she finished the book was to create what a DVD cover for a movie of Capyboppy would look like.
We also finished reading Mrs. Pigglewiggle. When she finished that book she had to write a friendly letter telling someone about the book.
She drew a picture of her favorite part of the book- which was the “fighter-quarrelers cure” where Mrs. Pigglewiggle told the parents to argue and act like their kids were acting to cure all the fighting the kids were doing. We really loved reading Mrs. Pigglewiggle, it is definitely a favorite!
We are still having a lot of fun with our science curriculum. We are using Science in the Beginning and it is working well for us.
Hailey was doing an experiment where she had to put a white piece of a plastic garbage bag and a black piece of a plastic garbage bag in the sunlight for 5 minutes and then check to see what happened.
Hailey has also been busy working in her science journal.
We are using Veritas Press and Story of the World for history and both are working great for us.
After Hailey learned about the Tower of Babel, she did a craft to create her own using the idea I found here.
We have moved on to learning about Egypt and there are so many fun activities to do with Egypt that it is very easy to get carried away!
Hailey made a model of the Nile. In the middle is the Nile and on the sides we put some grass seed. Hailey also added some large rocks to represent mountains. Each week will flood our Nile to represent how it flooded every year.
Then Hailey also used some clay and wrote her name using Cuneiform.
We took a field trip to learn how donuts and apple cider are made. Hailey and Hunter enjoyed trying a delicious donut and some yummy cider!
We saw donuts being made.
We watched how cider is made.
Hailey checking out a piece of apple pumice.
Hunter and Hailey checking out the pumpkins at the end of our field trip.
We had a fun filled week in preschool… although this post is a few weeks old because I am having a hard time fitting blogging into everything else that I have going on right now. Anyway, here are some of the things Hunter did in preschool:
We are using Little Hands to Heaven from Heart of Dakota and our letter for the week was A.
Hunter looking at the A page in Big Thoughts for Little People.
Gluing some Apple Jacks onto the letter A.
Woody took a little walk on the letter A that I put on the floor.
Our Bible Story was Adam and Eve:
We talked about how God made everything. We went into a dark room and I said “Let there be light” and then turned the light on.
We drew some pictures using white crayon.
Then Hunter painted over the white crayon with water colors.
His picture showed how things appeared from nothing.
We also talked about the serpent and how he deceived Eve. Hunter ran back and forth jumping over the snake.
We are making a counting book and for our first page we added 1 tree.
I drew three circles on a page and then Hunter colored in the circles with the matching color. Then he sorted some pegs onto the correct circles.
Hunter checking out some dinosaurs
His sensory bin for the week
Woody came to school one day