I like to read a selection of stories to my children that allow them to focus on the many intricacies of the Easter story but also to get a grasp of the simpleness of God’s plan for our salvation.
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Don’t let the fact that these are picture books rob you of reading them to your older children. The lesson for them isn’t so much the story itself but rather the discussion that follows. Also for the older to be a part of the wakening of younger members of the family is precious!
After reading one of these stories I may ask one of the younger children for a narration, and the older children for a point of wisdom (what can you learn from this story). It is all to easy to gloss over the story of the cross and resurrection because we know it so well, but there is always a lesson to be taken to heart. (When possible I will share some of the rabbit trails we have taken as we talk after reading picture books.)
- The Lamb by John R Cross
- The Very First Easter by Paul L Maier
- The Tale of the Three Trees retold by Angela Elwell Hunt
- God’s Easter Promise by Todd Barsness
- The Story of Easter by Mary Joslin & Jackie Morris
- The Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith
- The Road to Easter Day by Jan Godfrey & Marcin Piwowarski
- Benjamin's Box by Melody Carlson - supplementary to the Resurrection Eggs
We've enjoyed these books as family read alouds over the years.
- Vinegar Boy
- Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St John
- Story Keepers
- Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- The Tale of the Three Trees