Easter is fast approaching and for many centres that means lots of children getting excited about the Easter bunny visiting! If you celebrate Easter in early childhood, this blog has plenty of ideas for you.
As Easter’s dates are not fixed, it can be a trickier one to keep track of. Here are the dates at a glance for you to remember for Easter 2017:
Easter Dates 2017
Good Friday (public holiday): April 14
Easter Sunday: April 16
Easter Monday (public holiday): April 17
Does your centre celebrate Easter? If so, we have some fun ways to get children involved in Easter while enhancing their wellbeing at the same time.
Celebrate Easter with Creativity
Creativity is essential for children to express themselves – and Easter is a great opportunity to try some new creative ecperiences.
Decorate real eggs (Traditional)
Create Easter hats
Easter colouring printables
Make Easter baskets
Celebrate Easter in Nature
A classic Easter egg hunt is always a favourite for children, so why not take it outside and get children exploring the garden while their hunting for their special treat?!
If you would prefer to avoid giving children chocolate eggs, no problem. Try an Easter treasure hunt by hiding a selection of Easter-related objects around outside, then create a checklist for children to tick off when they find the items. You could even have children create or decorate items for this experience.
Celebrate Easter with Music
No celebration is complete for Bonkers Beat until we’ve incorporated some musical fun!
Click here to access our special Easter song ‘Easter Bunny’! You can watch the video to learn the actions and download and print the words if needed.