A preschool Easter lesson is great for your little ones! Here is one called “The Story of the Little Hill.”
As with all holidays, Easter is special in the eyes of a preschooler. But how can we begin to effectively teach our little ones about this very sad, yet glorious time of Jesus? It’s important that we be sensitive to the feelings of our young ones, yet not shy away from the difficult parts of the Easter story. My prayer is that the story of “The Little Hill” will enable you to share the story of Easter in a way that will capture the hearts and minds of your children as you share the love of Jesus.
A preschool Easter lesson is perfect for sharing God’s love and for this one you will need to do the following:
The story of “The Little Hill” is not intended to be a simple “turn the pages of a book” type presentation, but instead, I encourage you to draw each of the pictures as I have drawn below. My suggestion is that you have someone read the story while another person draws the pictures. However, if the artist feels comfortable, then he/she can recite the story while drawing.
You will want to purchase a large pad of paper that can be easily seen by your whole audience. I used pastel chalks for my drawings. They are vibrant, colorful and easy to work with. Place the pad of paper on a steady easel.
Before you give the presentation, I suggest that you draw the basic shape and shading of the hill on each page, except for the very first page. Each page is meant to build upon the last. Otherwise, just follow the directions I have printed on each drawing. Make sure you take ample time to practice your presentation. Your children will be blessed by your effort.
After the story, you might consider giving each of the children a cupcake with green icing on it to represent the little hill. You can make “flowers” by inserting a red gum drop on top of a pretzel stick and then poking the pretzel stick down into the cupcake.
The complete instructions for this presentation can be found in the pdf links found below.
As always, I would love to hear how your presentation went and if you added any other creative elements that I could share with the rest of my readers.
The Little Hill by Kathy Vincent
Once there was a little hill
And on the hill there grew green grass
And under the green grass, a flower began to grow
And on the flower grew 3 red petals
The little hill was happy
One day a worker walked upon the little hill
And on the hill he dug 3 deep holes
And in each deep hole went a tall log
And on each tall log a cross was made with another log
The little hill was confused
The next day was Friday and a large crowd gathered around
And on each cross a man was hung
There was a man in the middle…His name was Jesus.
And on each side of Jesus there was another man
The little hill was sad
The man in the middle was very sad too
But other people on the little hill were very mad at Him
And made fun of Him
And they laughed at Him
And then darkness came
The little hill was scared
And then the man in the middle died
The little flower on the hill died too
Even the grass on the little hill died
And then the little hill shook and shook
The little hill cried
The man in the middle was taken down from His cross and buried in a cave
Friday was done
Saturday came and went
But on Sunday morning something wonderful happened!
The little hill was excited!
An angel appears and says that Jesus is ALIVE!
The friends of Jesus are very happy
They go to tell their other friends
Then Jesus appears and shows that He is not dead, but ALIVE!
The little hill is filled with joy!
The little hill thought about Jesus
And soon new green grass began to grow
And soon many flowers with red petals grew
And soon new life was all around
The little hill felt loved.
PDF Links for Complete Instructions:
Just in case you’re interested, you might want to check out this book with even more Bible ideas for your preschoolers: My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts
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