I took a large white piece of "finger painting" paper and made a cross on it with blue painters tape.
Then I gave Olivia some of that glitter paint we used at Halloween and let her get to painting.
While she painted I tried to talk to her about why we celebrate Easter. How do you explain that to a two year old?
Honestly, I don't think she has any concept of death, so I was finding it a little challenging.
But I basically told her that Jesus died on the cross for our bad choices (sins). That is the part she remembers. Whether she understands it or not, I don't know. I tried to help it make sense and explained that he rose again on the third day.
Even if she doesn't quite understand, it did start us talking about it. We did this last week. Since then she will randomly say, "Mommy, remember what Easter is all about?" and I will ask her what and she will reply, "The cross". I will ask her what about the cross and she will say, "Jesus died on the cross" and then she will wait a minute and say, "And rose again!" I'm sure these are just words at this point, but at least it's a start.
And her beautiful artwork is hanging on the fridge to help remind us all.