Here are some of the activities we’ve been doing to celebrate the Easter story. I have more Easter activities that I will be posting shortly, but I tried to group like activities together.
I actually had a different cross craft planned but the Zoe found these when we were at Michaels so we switched gears and painted crosses. They are only $1 but you could certainly make your own out of wood or cardboard. And while I know that Jesus did not die on a shimmery pink cross, I think it’s important for the girls to connect with the cross and the sacrifice and salvation it represents.
We used the shimmer paint to give it a little sparkle and while I let the girls pick their colors, I also limited them to just a few choices that wouldn’t look too bad if they were all mixed together. We also sprayed them with sealant afterwards and will be hanging them on the wall in their bedroom.
My super awesome sister actually shared this idea with me! We bought the terra cota base, some soil, grass seeds, and decorative stones at Walmart and used a 2 1/4 inch terra cota pot I bought at Walmart. Next to the pot lying on its side, I put a rock to build up the hill. Then we found the twigs to make the crosses. I tied them together with thread but I’m warning you that was a bit of a pain. Our’s looked a lot better before the dog got ahold of it and we had to pick the soil off of the grass. And of course, our grass hasn’t grown yet. You can actually find a picture of a prettier one here.
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story