Easter is the time when we celebrate the pinnacle of our faith. Christ has conquered death. He has defeated the shame and guilt of sin. He has born the weight of our sorrows, drug them to the grave and resurrected, giving us the hope of new and eternal life! Kinda some big thoughts for a preschooler. So I have rounded up some of my favorite resources for little ones that contextualize in a way that they will understand, without losing the truth of the Gospel.
by Kristi Smith and Nena Jackson
This sweet book features two adorable little fruit trees that are always going on adventures. Follow along as they learn the reason for Easter.
by Anthony DeStefano
Learn about the donkey that carried Jesus on Palm Sunday. He was weak, small, and almost forgotten. But Jesus saw him, loved him, and used him for his great purposes.
by Carl Leferton
Spanish: El Jardin, la Cortina, y la Cruz
There is so much depth to the Easter story, and so much can be missed when taken out of context from the Old Testament. Help your child see the context with this book that leads us from the Garden of Eden to the temple, and finally to the cross.
by Danielle Hitchen
I cannot say enough good things about the Baby Believer series! This Holy Week Primer helps little ones identify the emotions around the death and resurrection of Christ. Featuring actual scripture, beautiful illustrations, and a message contextualized for the littlest disciples.
by Tama Fortner
This book has some of the most beautiful illustrations. Travel with a Mama and her babies through the Bible, as they discover the need for and joy of Resurrection Sunday.
by Kids Read Truth
Brought it you by the ever popular She Reads Truth, This Is the Gospel introduces young children to what the Gospel of Christ is and why we need it in our lives.
Toys and Games
I love Resurrection Eggs! A simple sensory tool to help little ones grasp the Easter Story. Each egg is filled with a symbol to represent a piece of the story. By far, one of our favorite Easter traditions.
The Donut Gospel is probably one of the most popular activities we’ve done, and with good reason. It puts the Gospel in a tangible way that little ones can understand…also, DONUTS! If Easter Brunch is a tradition in your home, consider adding some donuts to the mix and engaging your toddler with the Gospel.
The Donut Man:Resurrection Celebration
If you have been following for a while, you know I love the Donut Man. He is the creator of the Donut Gospel and has a video all about the Easter message, perfect for little ones. It is full of singing, dancing, and truth.
Another favorite is Veggie Tale’s Easter Carol. This spin-off of the Christmas Carol shows little ones that Easter is more than just eggs and candy. It is the joy and hope we have in the new life Christ gives us.
This beautiful companion book to The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross is perfect for family devotions. If you have a child that needs to be doing to be able to listen, I highly suggest getting your hands on this pair.
Jelly Telly is at it again with this beautiful coloring book. If you have discovered their “What’s In the Bible?” Series, I highly recommend this activity book to go along with it.
For those unfamiliar with Seeds Family worship, this amazing band puts music to scripture, helping little ones (and parents) organically commit scripture to memory. Listen to the Easter story, straight from scripture, using this beautifully-crafted album.
Another favorite kids band is Generacion 12 Kids. They’ve teamed up with Pequeños Heroes to make some wonderful shorts that teach little ones the Bibles. Their song Jesus, Mi Salvador introduces Jesus as our Savior.