Easter is a time for joy, reflection, and celebration! And it’s a perfect opportunity to incorporate holistic practices into your approach in early childhood education services.
By focusing on the mind, body, and spirit, children can learn about the importance of Easter and how it relates to their lives. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Easter in a holistic way in early childhood education services:
Mind: Easter is a great time to encourage children to reflect on their values and beliefs. You can help children develop their critical thinking skills by asking them open-ended questions, such as “What does Easter mean to you?”. No doubt you’ll get some fun, funny and insightful responses! Additionally, you can incorporate books that promote reflection around Easter.
Body: Easter is also an excellent time to incorporate movement into your celebrations! Bunny hopping races and Easter scavenger hunts not only promote physical activity but also teamwork and problem-solving skills.
Spirit: Finally, Easter is a time to celebrate the spirit of giving and kindness. You can encourage children to participate in acts of kindness, such as making cards and artwork for loved ones and even neighbours! A lovely chance to encourage children to reflect on the importance of gratitude and encourage them to express gratitude towards others.
Free Easter resources!
To help with your Easter celebrations, we’ve created free printable resources that you can use in your early childhood education services and also at home! These resources include an Easter poem, literacy cards, numeracy activities, Easter bingo cards, and much more. You can download them here: bit.ly/easterfreeresources
At Bonkers Beat, we offer a range of educational programs and provide ongoing professional development support for educators. Our programs include music, mindfulness, and movement, and are designed to help children develop their social, emotional, and cognitive skills. To learn more about being a Bonkers Beat member and joining our amazing community of like-minded educators, visit https://www.bonkersbeat.com/programs/.
An enriching and enjoyable Easter for all
By focusing on the mind, body, and spirit, children can develop critical thinking skills, physical abilities, and emotional intelligence. We hope these ideas and resources will inspire you to create an enriching and enjoyable Easter celebration for the children in your care.
Wishing everyone a very happy Easter however you choose to celebrate!