On Easter all Christians celebrate the remarkable story of how Our Lord, Jesus Christ, was crucified on the cross on Good Friday, placed in a tomb for three days and gloriously rose from the dead on Easter Sunday morning.
Jesus, the sacrificial lamb, gave His life for us in order to pay for the sins of man and to open the Gates of Heaven so that one day, when we pass on from this earthly world, we will be able to see Our Lord and spend eternal happiness with Him. This will only be fulfilled if we have true faith in Our Lord, the Son of God.
The Easter season began with Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and repenting for our own sins. At Little Explorers we begin the Lenten season by choosing to do something nice or different for a special person each day of the week and to offer it up to God in return for what He has done for us. It is important for children to begin to understand the relationship we should share with the Lord and the sacrifices he has made for us at an early age.
We view the Easter bunny as a sign of joy and happiness, bringing the children “sweet treats” after the sufferings Our Lord has gone through for them.
They realize he is not the real reason for the season—Jesus Is!!!
I would like to share some of the haikus or other forms of poetry the children have written for Easter. I hope you enjoy them.