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Amazing Airplanes
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Autumn is for Apples
book       lesson

Barney Says Play Safely
book       lesson

Can You Hear It?
book       lesson

Dream Snow
book       lesson

book       lesson

Grimm's Fairy Tales
book       lesson

I Got Two Dogs
book       lesson

Papa, Please get the
Moon for me.
book       lesson

book       lesson

My Shadow
book       lesson

Spring is Here
book       lesson

St. Patrick's Day
in the Morning
book       lesson

Teddy Bear Picnic
book       lesson

Ten Apples up on Top
book       lesson

The Boat Book
book       lesson

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
book       lesson

The Little Red Hen
book       lesson

The Mixed Up Chameleon
book       lesson

The Three R's
book       lesson

The Tiny Seed
book       lesson

The Very Hungry
book       lesson

There's No Place
like Space
book       lesson

Three Little Kittens
book       lesson

Two Little Trains
book       lesson

Queen of Hearts
book       lesson

We Three Kings
book       lesson

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
book       lesson
Printable Lesson Plan
A printable version of our Easter Bible
Lesson.  Each lesson on Preschool Post
-Morning Circle Time
-Preschool Theme
-Letter of the Week
-Music & Movement
-Center Time Activities
-Snack Suggestion
-Thematic Craft
-Bible Theme
-Bible Verse
-Bible Song
-Optional Resources
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Bible Theme: Easter/Resurrection
Children will learn that Easter is the celebration of the
Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  When we put our faith in
Him we are promised new life through salvation.
Preschool Theme: Opposites
This page is  full of printable resources for learning
about opposites!  You'll find memory matching games,
printable visuals and more.
The Story of the Empty Tomb, by Brian Davis
The Story of the Empty Tomb tells the well-known
Bible story through easy-to-read rhymes and bright
illustrations. Children, ages five to nine, will enjoy
these spiritually sound stories that are easy to
remember .
Eric Carle's Opposites.
What?s the opposite of ordinary? Eric Carle?s
Opposites! Unfold the full-page flaps to explore
opposites with the art of Eric Carle. Short and tall, big
and little, over and under!
Animal Opposites:
Select some nice large photos of familiar "Easter" animals: lambs, chicks,
rabbits, donkeys, and birds.  Include pictures of baby animals with their
mothers.  Introduce the concept of "big" and "little." Talk about young and old,
soft and rough, daytime and nighttime, light and dark, cold and hot, and other
opposites and how these might relate to the animals in the photos. Ask the
children if they can come up with some examples of opposites. Act out some
opposites: sleep versus awake; up verses down; huge versus tiny; quiet versus
loud; hot versus cold; wet versus dry; hungry versus full; in versus out; slow
versus fast; etc.
Opposite Matching Cards
Use these printables to help explain
opposites to your classroom.  Print an
extra set for children to play a matching
game with later on.

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Music & Movement:  (Printable Song)
For the following movement song, have the children all
lie still for the first part, then tell them to listen carefully
and begin moving and finally hopping (or flying, or
chirping, or scurrying, etc.) during the second half of the
song. Use other animals you are learning about as well:
chickies chirp, chirp, chirp; lambs kick (or baa;) mice
scurry; roosters crow; robins fly; etc. This exercise will
help reinforce the concept of opposites, as well.
Snack Time: Marshmallow "Peeps"
Marshmallow "Peeps" and "bunny food" (baby carrots,
celery sticks, raisins, etc.) Use this opportunity to
reinforce the children's understanding of opposites by
comparing soft to crunchy, long to short, sweet to
savory, etc.
Opposites Center
Set a table full of math and science opposite
exploration. Provide a
balance and various objects to
weigh. Discuss heavy and light. Provide wooden beads
and beading string and teach the children to create a
pattern of large and small beads. Set up an area for wet
and dry exploration. Provide white paper and black
markers, crayons, or tempera paint to demonstrate the
contrast between black and white.
Tactile Center
Set up a table full of furry and feathery items for the
children to examine. Include downy feathers, quills,
lambs' wool, and other types of wool.  Provide
magnifiers and pictures of the animals the items come
from.  Discuss the various ways people use these
products. You might include some pictures of pillows,
wool sweaters, quill pens, etc. to show the children.
Easter Egg Hunt
Hide the familiar colorful plastic eggs around your
classroom or outside and enjoy the treasure hunt!
Bible Verse Bracelets:
Matthew 28:6

"He is not here; he has risen,"
Decorative Easter Eggs
. Use common plastic eggs and paint pens, sequins
and glue, glitter, ribbons, googly eyes, and other
decorations to make some beautiful Easter eggs.  Use
this opportunity to reinforce the concept of the
resurrection. Discuss how the women found the
tomb empty on the first Easter, and how wonderful
that must have been. Be sure to leave the eggs empty!
You may choose to place the decorated egg in a little
basket that will allow to the egg to be displayed
propped open.

Alternatively, create an Easter Empty Tomb
mini-garden. (See "Additional Activity" below for a
link to a nice tutorial.)
We have more beautiful Stained Glass Coloring
Pages here.  These are a great way to add some
color to your classroom.  Use these a simple
coloring pages or make them "stained glass" by
wiping the back with a tiny bit of oil.
Easter Printables and Resources
On Christian Preschool Printables we have:
Printable Resurrection Eggs
Easter Memory Match
Easter Wordwall Cards
Printable Puzzles
He is Risen Crafts
The Empty Tomb Craft
Easter Bingo
Easter Bookmarks
Easter Cross File Folder Games
Easter Memory Match
Easter Game
Hosanna Crafts
Easter Bible Verse Printables
and more
Read: Eric Carle's Opposites.
What?s the opposite of ordinary? Eric Carle?s
Opposites! Unfold the full-page flaps to explore
opposites with the art of Eric Carle. Short and tall, big
and little, over and under!
Read: The Story of the Empty Tomb, by Brian Davis
Talk about the meaning of Easter.  Discuss the secular side of the holiday
(bunnies, Easter eggs, etc.) and explain that, just like Christmas, there are
fun things to do and eat and play that celebrate the holiday, but don't help
us understand the holiday's real meaning. Tell the children that all the
elements of the secular Easter holiday, (baby animals, eggs, spring buds,
butterflies, etc.,) all demonstrate how Christ brought new life to us
through his resurrection. Explain that the Easter story is the greatest
example of opposites you could give! Jesus came to turn our sin (darkness)
into righteousness (light like snow.) He turned dark into light, death into

After sharing the Easter story with the children, take a few moments to
summarize the gospel message. Carefully answer any questions the
children may have. Help them to understand salvation on their level.
R is for Resurrection
This is a Bible Coloring Page of the
resurrection.  Jesus is Alive!
X is for crucifiX
This is a Bible Coloring Page of
Jesus by the Cross.  X is for the x
sound in Crucifix.
Bible Coloring Pages
We don't have a specific letter for this
Holiday lesson, but these coloring pages
would fit right along with your theme.
More Verse Printables
We have a full set of
printables and crafts for
this specific bible verse.
Mommy and Baby
Animal Printables

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