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Easter in Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When working in child care there are certain times of year that children get particularly excited about. It’s not surprising to learn that Easter is one of those times.

The idea of a bunny hopping over to their homes and hiding chocolate eggs is a concept that children can’t get enough of. It is important to note that individual families and/or centres will have their own approach to which elements of Easter they celebrate based on their culture and religion. Most of the time though, all children will happily participate in some fun Easter celebrations.

To give you an idea of what you can do with children in your care, we’ve compiled some eggcellent activities to try! You could share these ideas at placement or with children in your centre or family day care facility.

Easter bonnets

Who remembers taking part in the Easter bonnet parade as a child? We do!

Children in early childhood and primary school are still having a great time creating Easter bonnets and showing them off in 2017. Get inspired with some of Kidspot’s Easter hat ideas here. This Easter crown is easy and adorable. Better yet, maybe you still remember how yours was made from your younger days and can recreate it for the children in your care!

Easter hunt

The classic Easter hunt is always eggciting for children. Of course, with allergies and parental preferences to keep in mind, a chocolate egg hunt won’t always be appropriate.

If that’s the case, try creating an Easter hunt with a difference. An Easter-themed scavenger hunt is a great option. You can find some fun examples here.

Cook up an Easter feast

Just because chocolate might not be a good option for children you care for, it doesn’t mean you can’t have some yummy Easter food!

Children love cooking and it’s an essential life skill they should all be exposed to and involved in. There are plenty of delicious Easter recipes to try, including allergy-friendly options and Easter egg cookies.

Enjoy celebrating Easter in early childhood. Getting caught up in the excitement and joy of these special times of the year is one of the many benefits of working with children. If you’ve been thinking of an early childhood career but haven’t got around to it, stop putting it off. Take a look through our courses and get in touch with Practical Outcomes to get started on a rewarding early childhood career.

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