Mar 10, 2017

Faith Based Easter Activities for Kids {Plus a FREE DOWNLOAD!}

You'll want to download this FREE Easter printable! It will go right along with the other activities you have planned for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade kids! It reflects on the moments Jesus had in the Garden of Gethsemane, while also reinforcing color word and number recognition at the same time.
Today I'm going to show you some of the best faith-based Easter activities that you can use with your littles during your Easter lessons. And one of them, you'll be able to download absolutely FREE! 

This past Christmas, my brother and his girlfriend (now fiancĂ©...whoop, whoop!) gave our four kids the book The Tale of the Three Trees. It's what I'd like to kick off my Easter lesson plans with this year. The book is a traditional folktale retold by Angela Elwell Hunt and illustrated by Tim Jonke. 
The book tells the story about three trees that dreamed about what they wished they would become someday. One dreamed to hold treasure, one dreamed to be a strong sailing ship that carried powerful kings, and one dreamed to grow so tall that when people looked at it they would think of God. I won't spoil the story for you, you'll have to get the book and read it for yourself to see what happens! But it's a great segue into Easter that I highly recommend.

Then I'm going to have my students make their own Easter Emergent Reader to have, to hold, & to practice their reading skills with.
Here are what some of the pages of the reader look like:
There are 12 pages total that you can choose from to use.
When I use this book, we highlight and work on recognizing the word "Jesus" so you'll see that word on almost every page of the book.

I found some adorable story retelling pieces for the kids to use.


Some of the other math and ELA activities that I'll use for some of my centers throughout our Easter unit come from my Easters Activities for Kids Pack. There are 65 pages total to print!

I'm not going to show you all of the 65 pages you can print, but I will highlight a few. The first ones I'll show you practice beginning, middle, (with short vowels) and end sounds. There are 6 total of these.

The next ones I'm going to show you practice skip counting by twos, fives, and tens.

Grab a ruler (or just let students eyeball it) and practice measuring to determine which disciple of Jesus is taller than the other in its group! Groups of three spears are also available to make it a slight bit more challenging!

Color words recognition practice is available with two different sheets. This Colorful Coins one (can someone tell my why on earth my daughter is holding her crayon like that?!)...
...and there is also another that is called Colorful Tombs.

Practice filling in missing numbers with this next one.
And the best part is that it goes up to 21 so that you can assess if your littles know what comes after twenty!

That's all that I'm going to show you here, but there is so much more that comes with it!
There are two more emergent readers (one based on counting and one on color word recognition), practice in counting syllables, ten frames and tally marks, Easter Story Flip Book, 3-piece puzzles for younger learners, and more!

You can get the entire pack here:
Easters Activities for Kids Pack.

I found a few really cute ideas on Pinterest that I'd like to try this year. The first one uses very simple supplies that I already have (Yay for not having to buy anything!).


I like this next one too. Again...I have the supplies already!


One last thing I found and then I'll give you your FREE DOWNLOAD! I saw this pin and thought it would be very fun to break the kids up into teams and see if they can form the cross with their fingers! I'm even willing to get down on the ground to take that picture from below looking up if they can do it! I figure, I'll show them this picture and let them study it while they try!

Ok...are you ready?! (Of course you are!)
It's FREEBIE time!
You'll want to download this FREE Easter printable! It will go right along with the other activities you have planned for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade kids! It reflects on the moments Jesus had in the Garden of Gethsemane, while also reinforcing color word and number recognition at the same time.
Here is what it looks like in its entirety. I do want to point out that the next picture was taken before I realized that there were two 'brown' options...whoops! Don't worry, I promise it has been corrected for your download! I also added some more numbers to the resource (like in the guards legs and shirt sleeves). 
You'll want to download this FREE Easter printable! It will go right along with the other activities you have planned for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade kids! It reflects on the moments Jesus had in the Garden of Gethsemane, while also reinforcing color word and number recognition at the same time.
Click here to get it:
FREE Faith Based Religious Easter Color-By-Number
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Happy Easter!
He is risen indeed!

-Til next time
         
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