I have always been awed by the symbolism of the caterpillar turning into a butterfly and Jesus being in the tomb and rising again. I searched the web trying to find ideas to help you use this example with your little ones but didn’t find a whole lot. So…I will try to put something together myself!
If your child is familiar with the The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, they will remember that a caterpillar eats, and eats, and eats. Then, and only God can explain this, the caterpillar begins to create a cocoon around itself. Depending on the species, a few days or weeks later, it emerges as a butterfly. Use this example to explain Jesus’ resurrection to your child. This example can also be used to explain life without Christ and then having a new life once a person has accepted Jesus as their personal Savior.
Here are a few butterfly activities to do this Easter:
Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden – I have never done one of these kits but the ratings are wonderful. Something we might need to try ourselves! Let me know if you have.