The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs is a neat story about a girl who receives a gift in the winter. She doesn't understand the full scope of this gift at the time, in fact she even throws the gift out into the yard. It's not until spring that she understands what she has been given.
There are certainly lessons to be learned for the child and for the adult! Christ is the most wonderful gift we've been given. The sacrifice of His life on the Cross for our sins is a gift too wonderful for words (but how often do I neglect His gift?). I'm thankful for the Holy Spirit who convicts, strengthens and encourages my heart to love God with all my heart, soul and mind.
Homeschoolshare has a complete unit study with worksheets, coloring pages, etc. that you can print out and do with your kids. They also have a great list of goodies to include in an Easter basket--each item represents something that will remind your children of the real meaning of Easter.