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The tomb is empty and He Is Risen! I went into my son’s preschool class and helped teach about the true meaning of Easter. Often times, with holidays, we get caught up in the commercialism instead of focusing on the true reason why we celebrate each holiday.
I began by asking the kids what Easter was all about. Many of them answered the Easter bunny, eggs, candy, etc. however, with some prompting they all started telling me Easter was about Jesus dying on the cross and that he was put in a tomb and then was gone when the ladies came to check on him! After having our discussion, we got busy crafting and made these cute little empty tombs and wrote out He Is Risen!
*You can learn more about the Easter story here from this awesome blog!
Let’s Make It Together!
Construction paper – blue and green
Siler or gray paper
brad paper fasteners
small paper plates
stapler (makes it easier to adhere the plate to the paper)
wooden sticks (optional) — I ended up not using these, but you can use them to make 3 wooden crosses standing in the background of the tomb
- Start by cutting out a half circle in your plates
- Cut out a large oval/circle for the stone out of the gray paper
- Add brad fastener to the plate and stone
- Glue blue and green pieces of paper to any color sheet of paper for backing
- Glue or staple on the tomb
- Write He Is Risen!
I wrote out the letters on the board a couple at a time and had the kids tell me the letters and then we went over what an exclamation mark is!
More Great Easter Ideas!
- Shaving Cream Tie Dyed Easter Eggs
- He Is Risen Preschool Craft
- Happy Easter Printable Tag
- DIY Easter Projects
- DIY Easter Baskets & Easter Shirts
- Easter Basket Liner Tutorial
- Easter Gifts for Teachers & Class + Free Printable
- Crock Pot Holiday Ham
- Crock Pot Sweet Potato Soufflé
- Strawberry Pretzel Jello
- Celebration Salad
- Katie’s Goat Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
- Easter Sugar Cookies
- Easter Sugar Cookies with Carrot Decorations