A fun activity book bringing the Easter story to life. Based on God's Big Promises Bible Storybook.
Part of the God's Big Promises series.
Using vibrant illustrations and simple, faithful teaching from God's Big Promises Bible Storybook, this activity book features over 60 stickers and 16 pages of puzzles, games, and other activities.
It will help kids to interact with the Easter story and learn all about Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Gethsemane, the cross, the empty tomb, and Jesus' resurrection appearances.
Perfect for kids aged 3-7.
King Jesus Rides a Donkey
At the Temple
A Last Meal for Jesus and His Friends
Jesus and the Thief
Jesus Is Alive!
Meeting the Risen Jesus
What Happened Next?
|Carl Laferton, Jennifer Davison
|8.5" x 10.4" x 0.1"
|The Good Book Company
My kids loved this activity book. The stickers and illustrations are perfect and engaging for Holy Week. My 7 year old was able to complete here independently. My 6 year old struggled with the word searches, but the rest was right at her age level. The rating says for 3+ but I would definitely lean more towards 5+ because most of the activities require at least basic Kindergarten skills.
The beautiful illustrations that we loved in the God's Big Promises storybook Bible combined with fun activities for your kids. I'll be tucking this one away for my kids to use & enjoy over the next few weeks.
God’s Big Promises: The First Easter written by Carl Laferton, illustrated by Jennifer Davison. Published by The Good Book Company 2024
Easter baskets are often filled with all types of goodies, from candy to coloring books. Our family isn't much of the basket type, but any family would be blessed to receive a copy of The First Easter from the God’s Big Promises series by Carl Laferton. My girls (ages 7 and 9) and I read through this book, and it was a hit! We loved the colorful pages, stickers and activities. As a mom, I think the greatest gift is the invitation to actually read the Easter story from the Bible itself. The scripture references go from Matthew chapter 21 all the way to Acts chapter 1. Each section of the book has a passage explaining a part of the Easter story, an activity, stickers and the scripture reference.
Most other activity books are heavy on the puzzles but do not tell a cohesive story. This IS NOT that! The First Easter gives a complete story of Easter. I love the versatility of this book. The colorful pages are filled with opportunities to connect with the story, great for an antsy child in a church service, a homeschooling parent, or to be used as a family devotional. The easy to trace letters allow children to interact with the text as well as practice handwriting, letter recognition and spelling.
This book is an overall win for us. I would recommend it for children ages 3-8. It's filled with truth, facts and fun!
This sticker and activity book supplements the “God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook.” However, someone doesn't need to own the original Bible storybook to fully enjoy this activity book. Carl Laferton shares the story of Easter throughout this book, and each page includes a short paragraph along with some of Jennifer Davison's colorful illustrations. Instead of including page numbers to direct people to the original Bible storybook, this works as a standalone, narrating the story for its own audience.
Each part of the story is two pages long, covering a different topic like "Jesus at the Temple" and "Jesus is Alive!" Each page spread includes places to stick stickers, as well as activities like mazes, word searches, words to trace, and a simple decoding activity. The publisher intends this for kids ages three to seven, and there's a good range of different activities that are developmentally appropriate for that age group.
The stickers are all in the center of this staple-bound book, and they are bright and colorful. Kids can place the correct stickers over the soft, light backgrounds on different pages. The stickers are technically reusable, but they are a bit difficult to peel up, and start curling once you've pulled them off the page. Also, even though many of the stickers are circles or squares, kids may need help peeling up some of the asymmetrical ones to avoid ripping them.
This will be great for families and children's ministry leaders who want to engage kids with the Easter story through a fun activity book. This book includes bright, appealing illustrations and engaging text, and the activities are fun. However, because crayons won't how up on the glossy paper and ink is likely to smear, this will work best with a pencil or a dry erase marker. Overall, this is a great educational Christian resource, but it will most likely be a single-use activity book.
Note: I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.