Identifying emotions is important for preschoolers. It helps them identify how they are feeling then they can learn to handle their feelings appropriately. Some feelings were new to The Dragons, such as jealousy, annoyed, and grief. They may have felt them before but didn't know what they were called.
The Dragons acted out some different emotions then using the whiteboard together we drew some emotions Jesus may have felt after resurrecting from the grave, how his disciples may have felt.
Using the felt board The Dragons retold the story of Jesus dying on the cross then resurrecting.
During the time we were focusing on E our church held a Passover meal. We attended the meal, which was really neat, and The Dragons recognized some of the aspects of Jewish traditions from our bible readings.
Using our plastic Eggs we made an Easter anagram that us under crafts below along with a resurrection craft.
Anagram Easter Eggs
You stick one item in the plastic egg that correlate to the poem and add the correlating letter to the outside.
E-is for Each of us. God loves everyone. (heart)
A-is for a broken world so he sent his son. (band-aid)
S-is for our sins that Jesus took away. (cross)
T-is for the tomb where he lay for three whole days. (clay tomb)
E-is for empty tomb the stone rolled away. (rock)
R-is for the risen Lord. Jesus is alive today! (empty egg)
I found this craft here.
- black paper
- Easter stickers
- white paper
Black is our color focus this week and I try to use our color of the week for a craft.
I gave the kids their supplies and asked them to make a tomb for Jesus. Both Dragons made different tombs. Doll Dragons was open, Little Dragons was closed. They added their stickers then we wrote the Bible verse on the paper.
Using our emotions on the board from earlier as a reference The Dragons drew some emotions on their letter E.
They searched then cut out letter e's from magazines.
The Dragons worked on many different activities in their week folder that incorporated the letter e.
We did a science activity on Static Electricity and started our plants in egg cartons.
Because Easter was around the corner I crafted up some bunnies using foam. Foam is great because if you get it wet it sticks to any non porous flat surface. Of course the Dragons loved spraying the whiteboard so they could stick the bunnies on it, they were also able to use the bunnies in the tub.
I left the bunnies out for a couple days to encourage creative story telling.
Then we made up a story together.
What kind of Easter stories do you like to tell? Any traditional tales?