Our older kids (5 1/2 and 4 1/2) will be the first to tell you that Easter has nothing to do with bunnies, eggs, and jelly beans. And hopefully after they inform you of that they will go on to say that we celebrate Easter to remember that Jesus Christ - the Son of God - died on a cross to pay the price for our sins. He was buried and on the third day He rose again. Jesus is alive! This is what Easter is all about and we're quite happy to keep our kids' focus on it.
This year we've been making an effort to teach the Easter story to Abigail (2 1/2 years old). In my experience 2- and 3-year-olds are excited to learn about Jesus' death and resurrection. In this video, Abigail constructed her own Easter object lesson. It just goes to show that you never know when your toddler's attention will be fixed on something so important - apparently stacks of rice noodles and pasta were what got Abby's wheels turning!