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18 months to 6 years old:

* Here are some simple holiday facts for toddlers and preschoolers.   Please share and adapt them to your particular needs and traditions:

And what is Easter? 
Easter is the most important Christian feast commemorating the the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion.  Easter is celebrated on the Sunday following the full moon next after the vernal equinox; thus, it falls between Mar. 22 and Apr. 25.  It is a time for prayer and a time to celebrate new life. 

What are the origins of Easter?  Who is the Easter Bunny?  Why does the Easter Bunny bring Easter eggs? and more fascinating information at Wikipedia.org
 
*  Talk about Easter Day in simple terms and what it means to your family and how do you celebrates it:  for example, going to church, an Easter egg hunt, a special luncheon or dinner, or any other traditions that you practice.  

*A very common tradition is to make and send greeting cards to our loved ones near and far.

*Children can make an easy greeting card for their parents, other relatives, a special babysitter or child care provider.

Activity:  Easy Shapes Greeting Cards
18 months to 6 years old

*  This craft activity will help your child learn about colors, shapes, about the images and about the holiday:  Easter.

*The children will learn how fascinating it is to create a special gift using shapes.

*  Let's call this technique "layering,." Using different shapes and images you layer them to form another image or landscape.  Go to the links and print a template of your choice and follow the instructions printed there.  A template with an optional greeting is also available to glue inside the card or you can write one together with the child.

*  Children 18 months to 3 years: 
The youngest child can participate in this greeting card creation.  Add a few drops or use glue stick to the folded paper and child can place the pieces on the front of the card.  Make sure to mention the color, shape and name of the animal and other items in the card templates.  You can add a hand print cut-out to the inside of the card and write a message on top.

*  Older children can add and decorate the plain colored pieces first with glitter, paint: brush strokes, sponging, cotton ball dabbing, stampers, cut-up tissue paper, etc. , and then proceed to layer the pieces as suggested in the small image on the template.

* Create a 3-D Effect:
 Place little pieces of roll up tape instead of glue.  This raises the different layers just a bit, and gives a nice 3-D effect. 

*  Envelope:  Any standard large greeting card envelope can be used - those left over from the holidays.  Make your own envelopes by using a used one as a template.  Trace the envelope over wrapping paper - (usually the opposite side is white and the printed side can be the inside of the envelope). Cut and glue and you have an envelope.

Print the template of your choice Easy Shapes Greeting Cards:


Optional:
Greeting Templates for inside of the card:
Easter Bunny Greeting - two to choose from

Easter "He is Arisen Greeting"


Alphabet Printable Activities:
*Letter E (long e) > Easter
*Letter J > Jesus
Secular >
*Letter R Rabbit


*white paper or card stock, white or coordinating color
*scissors
*glue or glue stick

Optional:  
Decorate the card further with:
glitter glue
stampers
paint strokes
sponging paint
or any other painting technique.

Printing Tip:
To print in beautiful pastel shades, set your printer properties to economy or draft.  You will also save on ink!

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