I don’t know where April has gone, but somehow it’s already Easter! We’ve got a busy, but fun weekend planned and I’m really looking forward to time spent with family. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite Easter activities for toddlers!
Easter Story Eggs
I just love this idea for creating a simplified version of the Easter Story! Its such a creative way for helping little ones understand the meaning behind why we celebrate Easter. Noah has wanted to do his Easter Story Eggs all week – probably because of the sweet surprise at the end! Here’s how to create your own Easter Story Egg set:
- Cut an egg carton in half so that are left with space for 6 eggs.
- On a note card, write out the story:
- Jesus ate dinner with his friends.
- The next day, Jesus died on the cross.
- He was wrapped in cloth and placed in a tomb.
- A stone was placed in front of the tomb.
- Jesus’ friends came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved. The tomb was empty!
- Jesus is alive! This is the sweet surprise of Easter!
- In 6 plastic Easter eggs, place the following items to correspond with the story written on the note card:
- Piece of cloth
- Leave this egg empty
- Something sweet (we used mini M&Ms)
To tell the story with your child, open an egg for each part of the story and use the item inside to help them remember and retell the story of Easter!
Really, this couldn’t be more simple, but gives toddlers a fun new way to create art! Let them use Easter egg halves dipped in paint to create a fun circle art design!
To make Resurrection Rolls, simply roll out a sheet of Crescent roll dough. Cut the dough sheet into six pieces. Dip jumbo marshmallows into melted butter and then cinnamon sugar and place a marshmallow on each dough square. Then fold up and seal the dough around the marshmallow and bake according to crescent roll package directions. When they come out of the oven, top each one of with a brush of melted butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar!
We talked about the marshmallow representing Jesus being placed in the tomb and then the tomb being empty on Easter morning. These are so much fun to make and a perfect, simple activity for a toddler!