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How Much Can Kids REALLY Understand About Easter?

How much about Easter can kids REALLY understand?  Does the story of Easter frighten or confuse younger children?  These are a couple of questions parents may have.  Here is some insight to the levels of understanding about Easter to the different age groups of kids per: LifeWay|Kids:

Younger Pre-School – 2yrs old – Jesus did everything God told Him to do.

Middle Pre-School – 3yrs old – Jesus always obeyed God.

Older Pre-School – 4-5yrs old– Jesus died on the cross and is alive.

Younger Kids – 6-8yrs old – Jesus died on the cross, and God raised Him from the dead.

Middle Kids – 9-12yrs old – Jesus died to pay the penalty for sin.

Pre-Teens –12yrs old-  Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection were a necessary part of God’s plan for the forgiveness of sin.

We here at Pacific Church of Irvine enjoy celebrating Easter in many ways.  That is to say we have fun together, we study together, worship together.  There may be an egg hunt, we may have a craft that has a bunny on it, or there could be coloring pages that show Jesus teaching or an empty tomb.  We will tell the story of Jesus dying on the cross for our sin and rising on the third day in the age appropriate level per class ….“He is ALIVE…He is alive INDEED”.  Thank You Jesus!!

By Debra

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