Cross on a Hill

We did a cute project today in class that my kids enjoyed.  Sorry I don’t have pictures but we were too busy making them.  I cut styrofoam balls in half and had the kids paint them green.  Then I gave them each two popsicle sticks, one regular sized one and one small one.  They colored both sides of each one with brown markers.  We hot glued those together and them stuck them into the top of the styrofoam “hills”.  The last step was optional.  They could add some flower stickers around the bottom of the hill if they wanted.

We talked about why a cross was important for Easter and how it could remind us of how much God loves us.

Easter Projects Done in the Past

Easter Counting Book

This activity could be done anytime with regular stickers but I had lots of Easter stickers to use up.  My 5 year old did this as a center at school so I decided to do it with my 2 year old.  I cut a long piece of construction paper and folded it accordion style until there were 5 “pages”.  On the front I wrote Easter Counting Book and then wrote the numbers 1-5 at the bottom of each page.  She told me the numbers and put the correct amount of stickers on each page.

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Resurrection Garden

This is another activity Ashlyn did at school that I thought was really neat.  The kids got to pick out a bowl and fill it with soil.  Then her teacher planted a flower and sprinkled some grass seed.  They made a cross from popsicle sticks and found a rock from outside.  Next, they placed the rock in front of a the bottom part of a plastic Easter egg representing the stone that was in front of Jesus’ tomb.  We have it on our kitchen table and the girls love taking turns trimming the grass with scissors.  I love that every-time we eat, we see the garden and can remember what Jesus did for us and why we celebrate Easter.

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Kid Friendly Friday- More Easter Ideas

Easter Counting Book

This activity could be done anytime with regular stickers but I had lots of Easter stickers to use up.  My 5 year old did this as a center at school so I decided to do it with my 2 year old.  I cut a long piece of construction paper and folded it accordion style until there were 5 “pages”.  On the front I wrote Easter Counting Book and then wrote the numbers 1-5 at the bottom of each page.  She told me the numbers and put the correct amount of stickers on each page. 

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Resurrection Garden

This is another activity Ashlyn did at school that I thought was really neat.  The kids got to pick out a bowl and fill it with soil.  Then her teacher planted a flower and sprinkled some grass seed.  They made a cross from popsicle sticks and found a rock from outside.  Next, they placed the rock in front of a the bottom part of a plastic Easter egg representing the stone that was in front of Jesus’ tomb.  We have it on our kitchen table and the girls love taking turns trimming the grass with scissors.  I love that every-time we eat, we see the garden and can remember what Jesus did for us and why we celebrate Easter.

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Check out more Kid Friendly Friday ideas here.

Foil Easter Eggs

Here’s a fun activity that I did last Easter with Ashlyn.  I cut some egg shapes out of file folders and wrapped them in aluminium foil.  Then the girls painted them with acrylic paint.  I also let them use regular paint which worked fine but didn’t dry as nicely.  While the paint is still wet, use the other end of the paintbrush to scratch designs on the egg.  They ended up painting 11 eggs.  They had so much fun doing these.  I made a basket and then had them glue them on and put the eggs in it.  It turned out cute!

Emily with eggs

Ashlyn painting eggs

painted eggs

picture of eggs