We’ve enjoyed celebrating Easter over the last few weeks (apart from a sickness bug in the middle!)
Below are some of the different activities we have done to celebrate and learn more about the Easter story:
When Grandma came she told us about the egg rolling they do at the school she works at, and we created a hole in our Easter grass hill to roll the eggs into.
We used the downloads from 1+1+1=1 to recreate the Easter story. I printed the pictures on card and then covered them in sticky-back-plastic. I set up the scenes and went through the story with Bobcat and he enjoyed using them to retell it again and again.
We celebrated Palm Sunday by making hand leaf palm branches to wave and playing Play Eat Grows coat game. We also recreated the story with a donkey, some felt clothes and peg people.
As we started Holy Week we made a Holy Week box. Bobcat loved using it to retell the story – he likes repeating things over and over at the moment so this was a great activity for him. He especially loved wrapping Jesus up in the cloth! There are lots of different versions of this but we stuck to this really simple one by Camille LeBron Powell
We were supposed to have our Passover meal on the Friday evening, but this got postponed due to the aforementioned sickness bug. In the end we actually did it on Easter Sunday which worked out really well (and saved having to do a second big dinner!)
I use Baked Bree’s recipe to make matzo bread.
On Easter Sunday we also made resurrection rolls using the recipe from The Happy Tulip. These are yummy and, although some of them still leaked, they turned out much better with crossaint dough than when I tried to use filo pastry last year!
And on Easter morning Bobcat and Little Monkey came downstairs to find that their almost empty lent tree had turned into a beautiful colourful Easter Tree, complete with chocolate eggs and a new book.
And of course we have had many an Easter egg hunt. (On Easter Monday we found Little Monkey happily eating her way through a left over egg she had found!) We only eat one egg each when we play so we can play over and over again all through easter time until all the eggs run out.
(Bobcat is 3, Little Monkey is 17 months)