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NOTHING SPEAKS LOVE LIKE EASTER – “THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN TO LAY DOWN ONE’S LIFE FOR ONE’S FRIENDS”. JOHN 15:13
This is the time when I try to show children different sides of love – painful, uncomfortable, difficult. Love which presents scarifies and gives up comfort. It can be love for mum and dad – listening; love for yourself – making right healthy choices; love for friends – letting them have a turn first; love of work – seeing that every work is done to the best of our ability; love for others – keeping promises.
The children need to see that rewards for these sacrifices are so sweet and pleasant, they help them gain something that can not be seen but will last forever.
During Group time I usually tell the story of Palm Sunday. Did you know that palm is the most flexible tree? No matter how hard the wind is – it can’t break the palm tree. I always loved this verse from Psalm 92: “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree”. I thought it’s quite amazing. We look into the parts of a palm leaf and talk about why people in those days used palm leaves to greet Jesus. I encourage children to reenact this story and they make a craft with palm leaves.
Later we generally play the “pin donkey’s tail“ game which they usually find hilarious.
Here are some Easter Montessori shelf activities to encourage work on developing hand grip, finger strength, concentration, fine motor skills, etc. These are activities on transferring, sorting, matching, coloring and cutting.
Easter coloring craft
Color matching activity
Eggs and little chicks – color marching exercise
You can find this beautiful printable (and more) here: Confessions of a Hoomeschooler.
Looking for little chicks – sensory activity
Color sorting activity
Fine motor and sorting activity with twisters
Fine motor activity with pegs
Easter-themed learning activity pack for Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten children aged 3-5. The Easter learning folder contains printables to create a wide range of hands-on experiences for young children. Students will explore various math concepts, such as odd and even numbers, work with CVC words, practice simple subtraction and addition operations, explore the Easter Story, work on sequencing skills, improve their fine motor, work on storytelling, and develop logical thinking, and so much more.
Here is what’s included:
- Simple subtraction
- Simple addition
- Picture puzzles
- Egg match-up activity
- Number puzzles with odd and even numbers
- Heavy or Light? activity
- Bunny match up
- Small, medium, large soring activity
- Shape sorting activity – (4 shapes – pentagon, triangle, circle, and square)
- Initial, middle, and final sound activity with CVC words
- ABC capital and lower case letters matching activity
- Easter-themed matching activity
- Assemble the Easter Basket activity
- Parts of a chick – poster, label cards, worksheet for coloring, tracing, and independent writing
- Fine motor transferring activity
- Carrot life cycle – poster, picture cards, and student worksheet
- Easter fine motor tracing, coloring, painting printouts
- Resurrection Sunday 3 part cards and student booklet