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When Hunter was learning the letter A, we made these really simple aliens. First the kids colored a coffee filter with washable markers. Then, they sprayed a light mist of water over the coffee filter, which caused the colors to spread together. Once they were dry they added some different shapes to create their aliens. Hailey’s is on top, then Hunter’s is on the left, and Harper’s is on the right.
Super simple, super cute
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!
Since it’s almost Easter I thought it would be the perfect time to finally post about some of the crafts we did at Christmas time hahaha. One day I’ll be all caught up with my posting, but today is not that day.
One of the projects we did was with oil pastels on black paper. I found step by step directions for an Oil Pastel Christmas Tree in a Snowstorm. I followed the directions and showed Hailey and Hunter what to do, step by step.
Of course, Harper wanted to be a part of our crafts too.
These pictures are the ones that Hailey, Hunter, and I did. I love how they turned out!!
Our next project was a really cute Reindeer Portrait from ARTventurous. First we drew the reindeer with a black oil pastel.
Then we painted them.
Hunter painted his reindeer too.
Harper painted herself, the table, and her reindeer.
Our completed reindeer.
This Jesus in the Manger is the project I had my preschool class do at Christmas time at our homeschool co-op. This is the picture that Hunter made. They turned out so cute!!