Now that Asael is 4 years old, I think its time to start teaching him the meaning of Easter with more details than years pass. On Easter Sundays we attend church and are reminded that Jesus died for us so that we can be saved and that He has Risen. Then, we come home and hide the eggs in our backyard and have a wonderful time. But this year I want to talk to him with more details on why we celebrate Jesus. When I was creating this banner, I had to pick and choose the 12 points I wanted to focus on. There are so many so something I plan on doing is filling in the gaps when needed on my own.
For this project you can print the banner, hang it and take a day to teach him part of the story OR you could take it a step further like I did and that's to include confetti eggs. You'll see that each banner egg is assigned a number... you'll have to assign a number to each confetti egg too. That way you and your little one will know what egg to crack. You'll have to print out the clipart images that also have an assigned number, this will help your little one visualize the banner, especially if they cannot read just yet.
Here are the instructions and supplies you will need.
Step 2. (Optional) paint the egg carton box. I had my boys paint it for me and they enjoyed it. Let it dry as you are assembling everything else.
Step 3. Label each egg with a number 1-12
Step 4. cut the tissue paper that is on the confetti eggs and insert the clip art image that matches the number, along with the candy.
Step 5. seal the confetti egg with the piece of washi tape or regular clear tape and put them back into the egg carton.
Step 6. hang the banner somewhere visable for your kids using the string and clothing pins.
Step 7: sit with your child and start teaching them what is on the card. Make sure you have the matching card and egg. Its messy but so much fun cracking the eggs. I had to make 2 sets of confetti egg boxes because I already knew my little one will want to get in on the action. So be ready and just buy an extra carton. I plan on learning / teaching one a day, but you can do it however you'd like too.
Dont forget to cut and tape the title on the egg carton.
Have fun teaching your kids the story of Easter with this fun craft. If you do, please tag me on it because I'd love to see it #caradiy