The Easter story can be heavy stuff to teach our young ones! That's why Ruthie Spaans, a member of our Zonderkidz team, shares these recommendations for Easter books, free activities, and a limited-time sweepstakes. (Enter the Beginner's Bible Easter Sweepstakes by March 26, 2012.)
For Christians around the world, the Easter season marks the foundation of our faith. Easter is when we celebrates the death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus — heavy stuff to teach to little ones!
That's why our Zonderkidz team is always searching for new ways to teach Christ's message to your kids. Our goal is simple: to encourage you to spend time with your child, and with God. We pore through parenting blogs, investigate the latest trends, and hang on every word when others share how they're teaching matters beyond ABC's and etiquette, delving into the deeper things of our faith.
Fun Books that Go Deep
If you are looking to teach your preschoolers the deeper messages of the resurrection in fun yet inspirational ways, we recommend the Beginner's Bible resources. The Very First Easter, The Beginner's Bible Book of Prayers, Jesus Saves the World (an I Can Read book), and The Beginner's Bible Deluxe Edition are wonderful tools to help you introduce the Easter story, with traditional art, fun characters, and even audio narration!
Inspirational & Fun Activities
Some parents like to use food or crafts as the theme. Others look for the latest technology, such as apps, to tell the Easter story in a way that today's generation of kids accept without question. Still others combine traditional holiday activities with a theological twist to illustrate the story.
I encourage you to visit TheBeginnersBible.com and The Beginner's Bible Facebook page for weekly devotions, coloring pages, stickers, and other teaching resources. We even have an animated Easter video on YouTube for you to enjoy!
As a special treat, we encourage you to enter The Beginner's Bible Easter Sweepstakes on Facebook, for your chance to win a set of some of the newest products in The Beginner's Bible lineup.
We wish you a blessed Easter season, and pray each day for our parents and children's ministries that work hard to bring Christ's message to kids!
- Ruthie Spaans, Zonderkidz
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