How to tell a child about Easter and involve him in the process of preparing for the holiday
On the eve of the greatest Christian holiday of Easter, many parents begin to wonder how to explain the essence and meaning of this day to their children. Of course, you can not complicate your life, but just tell the baby that he does not get in the way while you are preparing the festive meals, and on Sunday, treat him to Easter cakes and painted eggs. However, in this way, we deprive our child of not only interesting and instructive activities, but also the opportunity from the very youngest to be not an outsider but an immediate participant in this bright holiday. In this regard, we propose today to talk about how to tell a child about Easter.
Where to begin?
First of all, reflecting on the topic of how to tell children about the Easter is available and simple, it is necessary to decide whether you plan to dedicate your child to other Orthodox traditions. After all, for example, if your child already knows what Christmas is, then it will be much easier for him to understand the meaning of the Resurrection of the Lord. An excellent help for parents, which will help answer the question of how to tell the child about Easter, will be the children's Bible. Editions of this kind contain a lot of colorful illustrations and in a form that is accessible to children they set out the main points of Christianity, they tell about the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ. In doing so, try not only to read the story of the Ascension with your child, but also to discuss it. Also, be sure to answer all your child's questions.
As an alternative or supplement to reading the children's Bible, you can watch along with your child a cartoon about this topic. It will be interesting and informative for your baby.
Preparing Easter gifts for loved ones
Thinking about how to tell about the children of Easter, we should not forget about various exciting activities, which can attract children in the process of preparing for this holiday. So, a few days before Easter, start making congratulatory cards for grandmothers, grandfathers and other close relatives along with the baby. You can simply paint them with colored pencils or paints, make an applique or invent something of your own. You can also build a variety of crafts as a gift. It all depends on your imagination. Believe me, the children will be happy to join in this creative process and next year will look forward to the holiday.
We paint eggs
Since the coloring of eggs is an essential attribute of Easter, you should involve your child in this process. Of course, to let the baby close to the pots with boiling water, in which the eggs are not boiled and stained, but you can clearly show this process at a safe distance. Also, together with the baby, you can paint a few eggs with a brush and paints. Any child will be delighted with such an occupation. And it's not necessary to talk about the pleasure that the process of breaking eggs in Easter brings to both children and adults.
Offer your child to help you with the decoration of Easter cakes. This process will become a real entertainment for your baby. After all, how interesting and exciting to cover a ready kulichik with snow-white icing, spread on it colorful candied fruits, poppy seeds and other ornaments. By the way, you can please your child in one more way. To do this, along with standard bake several baby cakes. They can differ from ordinary as a composition (you can add fruit), and size. Believe me, your baby will be happy to invite his friends to tea with children's brightly decorated kulichiki.