For this question, I'm particularly interested in the Christian perspective because it involves my daughter, who is five, and a specific situation. She's been going to church all of her life. She knows who God and Jesus are, and that we take Communion every week to remember Jesus by. But I haven't gone into the deeper and yes, more disturbing, aspects of Jesus's death and return to life. Then yesterday, we saw someone carrying a cross down the street, and a crowd of people who were acting angry, yelling at the man and pretending to hit him. It was some kind of a Catholic procession for Palm Sunday, I guess, which went by while we were waiting in the car outside a store. She aske me who that was carrying the cross, and I told her it was someone pretending to be Jesus in a play. She asked if people were mean to Jesus, and I said yes, some were. She wanted to know why. I told her there are mean people, like some of the kids who haven't been nice to her at school, and some of them didn't like Jesus. Again, she wanted to know why, which was a hard question to answer in terms a five-year-old would have any hope of understanding.
So, when and how did you approach this with your kids?
I Googled, "children's bible, Easter"
This is the only one I opened. It has bright drawings and seems really kid friendly. It touches on the crucifixion but focuses more on the why.
If I were you I would definitely search for a children's version of the story. Of course we watched the Mel Gibson version of the story- but we like zombies too :)
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