We are continuing to learn about Easter this week. We learned a fun song yesterday called Jesus is Alive. We all loved it!
After singing our song we went to our tables and made Easter lilies for our Easter Board. Continue Reading
The Easter season begins with Easter Day and lasts till Pentecost (May 15). It’s a beautiful season to be teaching in a Catholic preschool!
We start Jesus time as we always do. We close our eyes, take some deep breaths and sit in silence. (Yes my preschoolers can do it … at least for a couple of minutes. As we sit, I ask the student to talk to Jesus in inside their hearts. This means we don’t hear anything, because it all happens inside.) Continue Reading
Easter is about Jesus and the resurrection, absolutely. We talk and sing and read and color about that a lot. The kids really get – and love – it … but they love the spring themes of bunnies, eggs and, ahem, baskets too.
One of my favorite kid crafts at Easter is the Big Bunny. I used to have my kindergartners do it, but hadn’t tried it in preschool. I worried that it followed too many steps.
But I’ve really missed the bunnies hanging on the wall at Easter time. So I began to strategize how to accomplish it. I thought, What would happen if we broke it up into smaller steps throughout the morning? I decided to give it a try. (I figured, the worst that could happen was for the craft to bomb. We teachers all experience that from time to time … and the students always survive.) Continue Reading