When our second was being baptized, I did a little "lesson" with our first. We read the story of Jesus's baptism in her children's Bible and made a poster board with an icon of Jesus's baptism on it and photos of her own baptism. We made a cut-out of a dove with paper feathers pasted on and a font with curliques of paper water. I showed her the baptismal gown and her candle. We poured water on a baby doll so she could feel the water. As far as the meaning of baptism, we talked about how baptism joins us to God's family in a special way, and it's a time that we are named and called "beloved" by God, the way that Jesus was at his baptism. Like a PP, we did not talk about sin (she was 2 1/2), but we may have talked about having a bath and then being clean and warm and happy and wrapped in a towel and hugged--that baptism is like that.
SAHM to Ada 8/15/2006, Calla 11/22/2008, and Wright 6/16/2011