Fantastic Easter Activity
Posted 25 March 2007 - 01:40 PM
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I have attached a picture of my builder's tray from last Easter as the children really enjoyed it. It's just sawdust, bark, hay, eggshells (bleached), chicks and some wooden eggcups and children stayed at it for really long periods of time.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:52 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 04:05 PM
There are three ways to get things done: Do it yourself, Pay for someone to do it for you,
Forbid your children to do it!
Posted 25 March 2007 - 04:17 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 04:33 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 04:43 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 04:47 PM
But it's a really great idea!
Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:06 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:17 PM
Can you go outdoors and maybe the children use chalks to draw and decorate egg shapes on the ground?
Planting mixed seeds in pots to flower later in spring?
Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:43 PM
Already done Easter cards and planting seeds, potatoes etc and the children do painting boiled eggs, easter gardens and easter bonnets at home for a competition so really am running short of ideas.
I asked the dinner supervisor to save me eggshells when she had used them and rinsed these out and stuck them in a bowl of bleach for a few mins, rinsed them again and left them to air dry. Somebody once told me if using egg shells with children you have to do this - can't remember who now and not sure whether it's necessary but I like to be on the safe side.
Any wonderful suggestions for a short activity???
Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:51 PM
Good luck and hope your day goes well!
'In all things the beginning is the most important' Plato
Posted 25 March 2007 - 07:29 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 08:08 PM
or using egg boxes to create something - not sure what at the moment I am still thinking - what about melting chocolate - cooking easter cheese bunny biscuits, or the eggs in nests, or making rabbit ears from card, or good old 3d daffodils and presenting as a bunch of flowers ( using the egg boxes) or creating daffodil pictures - I don;t know losing the will to live thinking.
I am sure others will have some good ideas - we are growing cress and making egg sandwiches at the end of the week.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:07 PM
Using a commercial Easter egg lke a Smarties egg in a box, or chocolate button egg or some such. Sit with a smallish group of children and bit by bit analyse it. Start with looking at the box and identify colours, shapes and writing. I usually cut a very large egg shape out of pastel poster paper in egg colours and record the findings- colour names, number of colours etc. Open out the box and identify the 'net'. What shape is the hole? Why is the egg in a box? How is the box made and what of? Then look at the packaging- usually transparent plastic. What shapes can you see? How does it feel? Then do the egg wrapping, smell, feel, colour, sound when squeezed etc. Pass things around the children for their comments. Then of course open the egg. What is it made of? How etc. smell feel and then......( this is why they concentrate so well waiting for this bit.) What happens when you hold the chocolate in your hand? What happens in your mouth? Is it sweet or sour?If there are sweets inside or with it, then sort them by colour and find how many more, fewer etc. of each colour. Then share them out. How many do you think each one will get- share - then how many have you got? Was your estimate correct? I'm sure you get the gist of it. I usually do this 3 times with about 10 in each group and use different types of fairly cheap eggs. it alwasy goes down realy well Lots of learning!
Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:47 PM
Also decorate card butterflies and sticking them to a peg were quite pretty.
we did make a big spring scene last year with a tree as the central focus - handprints being the leaves and pink tissue paper as blossom - it was lovely!
I work with very young children (oldest being 2 1/2) so maybe these ideas are too simplistic.
Some great ideas here tho - and I love the builders tray! :D
Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:41 PM
I set it up this morning and it worked so well, the children loved it and stayed interested in it for ages
The early years development officer came in and thought it was very good
Sorry I dident tell her I had the idea from here
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