Archive for the ‘Easter’ Category
We are having another snowstorm right now so it is hard to believe it, but Easter will be here before we know it. It’s only a little over a month away so it’s time to start thinking about what kind of activities I want to do for Easter. I was able to review Egglo Entertainment which has some new ideas for Easter activities.
We started out with Hailey reading The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book. The book was a little long, so we used The Egg-cellent Easter Adenture (book audio download) to finish the story when she got tired of reading. The audio download is $2.99 and is 30 minutes long.
Hailey read the Easter story and we talked about it. There is big difference this year in her understanding of Jesus dying for us. She said, “Why do we have to read this story? It’s sad.” But then, of course, she liked the happy ending
I had gone through The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide ahead of time and picked some various activities. The program guide is $14.99 and is basically a curriculum to go along with the book and the Egglo eggs. It is 60 pages long and is full of fun ideas that can be used within your family or church group to help you put together a great learning experience for your children.
Hailey and Hunter loved the snack that we made- we talked about how Jesus had died but that rose again and his tomb was empty. We made the He is Not Here snack, which they both loved making.
The donut represents the tomb and the cookie in front of it is the stone that was rolled away to reveal an empty tomb.
Of course, they enjoyed eating their delicious snack after we talked about it. The guide also had some recommended questions to ask the kids while they eat the treats.
Since there were a lot of great activities to do, I spread it out over 2 days.
The next day we made some really yummy Light of the World snacks. Our marshmallows represented a flashlight or a torch and we talked about how important it is to have a light source when it is dark. (These snacks were sooooo good!! This was my favorite treat.)
We did a fun scripture scramble to help Hailey learn the memory verse- John 1:5- The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it.
As you can see, everything nicely connects together and reinforces the idea that Jesus is the light of the world.
We ended our Egglo fun with a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt. Since we still have snow on the ground, we did it inside once it got dark enough. I charged the eggs under the chandelier in our dining room, then hid them around our house. Hailey and Hunter had a blast finding the eggs!
Once they found all the eggs, Hailey read the Egglo Treasure Scripture Scrolls ($4.29 for 12) that I had placed in the eggs ahead of time.
There is so much that you can do with the products from Egglo Entertainment! It can be hard to come up with ideas and activities for Easter, other than the same old thing that people do year after year. It was nice to have something new to try!
So, here is what it boils down to for me:
Fun, new ideas for Easter activities
Can be used with a wide age range
Everything ties together very nicely to help children understand that Jesus is the light of the world.
The book was a little bit long, which might be an issue for younger children. But, that can be solved by not reading it all at once.
Want to see some more of Egglo Entertainment? Check them out here:
Hunter is 15 1/2 months old
It was a busy week at Tot School last week. The week started with the stomach bug for Hunter, add some yucky stress and worry about other stuff, preparations for Easter, then the week ended with the stomach bug for Hailey. It was not a week I want to repeat. But we did manage to get some Tot School done. Our theme for the week was Easter.
Our mall has this little soft play area that Hunter enjoys playing in.
We had to go to the mall a couple of times last week, so Hunter had a lot of fun playing in the play area!
Hunter loved playing with the plastic Easter eggs. He would put them in the egg carton…
…dump them out and repeat.
Hunter loves water play, so he had a great time playing with his eggs in the water. It’s really not that messy if you only use a small amount of water and most kids love it. This kept his attention for a long time!
We put some macaroni into a couple of the eggs and then I taped them shut.
Hunter loved shaking his noisy eggs.
Rolling the eggs down the ramp.
Of course we dyed Easter eggs, which Hunter really loved!
And then he squished his egg apart.
Hunter made this cute Little Chick. (See full post here.)
He also made the Empty Tomb. (See full post here.)
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.
In celebration of Easter, here is the activity we did today:
You’ll need: construction paper for the background, a tree, grass, tomb, stone to roll away, black circle, glue and something to put on your tree.
Hailey adding some grass while I read the story of Easter.
Hunter colored his paper first and then I helped him put it together. He added the flowers to the tree.
Hunter’s finished picture
Hailey’s finished picture
To make your cute little chick, you will need: construction paper in colors of your choice, some pretty Easter scrapbook paper, black marker, scissors and glue.
First I cut out an oval shape from the yellow construction paper to represent our chick. Then I cut out another oval, just a little bit bigger than the size of the chick to represent a cracking egg.
Hailey glued on her chick and the cracking egg, then she added eyes.
She added a beak and then some decorative eggs around the bottom of the paper.
Hailey’s completed little chick.
Hunter’s completed little chick.