The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy.
As a Catholic family, Easter is a big deal in our house.
We do a combination of religious crafts and books, as well as fun spring ideas. Check out these Easter crafts, books, recipes,printables and more for the preschool and kindergarten set.
Rachel received this book last year for her birthday, and it’s quickly become a family favorite. Jan Brett’s illustrations are breathtaking! My children enjoyed checking out all the different ways you can decorate Easter Eggs – wooden ones, painted ones, jeweled ones and more!
Ready to make some fancy, messy eggs? This Easter Egg tutorial from Creative Ideas caught my eye. Shaving Cream Easter Eggs would make beautiful Easter cards for grandparents! Your children could work on color recognition as well as music with these adorable Fancy Shaker Eggs!
My kids flip over lift the flap books – this one is filled with bright colors.
I didn’t know Liz Curtis Higgs wrote children’s books, until I started my search for Easter resources!
This lovely story follows Maggie, as she is given a lily bulb as a gift. She tosses it aside, but it blooms on Easter morning despite her neglect.
Get ready for some laughs, as you follow the story of the hungry old lady!
Want to eat some chicks like the old lady? I love this Peep in a Basket treat from The Crafting Chicks!
This book explains the story of Easter, and why it is important to Christians, in a way that even small children can grasp.
Work on your math skills with this sweet book, which heralds the arrival of spring by counting every thing from foals to church bells.
For more math and counting fun, don’t miss the Bunny Marshmallow counting game from Me & Marie. The Easter pack from 2 Teaching Mommies will have your children working on spelling, counting, matching and more!
This classic book from Tasha Tudor is part of our Memoria Press curriculum that we’ll be studying this spring.
One of my children’s favorites, this is the story of a bunny who follows Jesus through Holy Week, and is the first animal to see him at the Resurrection.
We made this Resurrection Craft from Totally Tots, and it turned out wonderful. An Easter printable pack will keep your little ones learning all spring!
My boys are huge Curious George fans, so it’s only natural that we’re putting this story in our Easter Baskets this year!
Kindergarten students and older children can have fun with this Easter printable pack from Mama’s Learning Corner. These cardboard tube crafts are a great way to use up some of your toilet paper/paper towel tube stash!
As a mother who has time management issues, this story always makes me laugh. The Easter Bunny oversleeps, and tries to deliver his eggs on Mother’s Day, 4th of July, and even Christmas!
We will be printing out this Easter memory game from Modern Parents, Messy Kids for some matching fun.
Have I missed any of your favorite Easter books or crafts? Be sure and leave a comment! Looking for even more Easter ideas? Check out my Pinterest Easter mega-board!
Dianna is keeping busy this spring cooking Baby 5.0 over at The Kennedy Adventures! She’s the host of Saints and Scripture Sundays – head over and join in! You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, as well as writing for Catholic Moms Online.
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