Easter is on the 9th of April. It is primarily a family celebration with Easter egg hunts, chocolate Easter bunnies and colourful eggs. Christians celebrate the victory of life over death with the resurrection of Jesus and thus the central event of their religion. The following provides free Printables and Activities that will enable you to celebrate Easter at your service and activities that can be implemented into the curriculum for children.
All About Easter
Easter is one of the central holidays, or Holy Days, of Christianity. It honours the Resurrection of Jesus three days after His death by crucifixion. For many Christian churches, Easter is the joyful conclusion to the Lenten season of devoted prayer, fasting and penitence.
Easter and Easter eggs are inextricably linked. In his book "The Rage of a Christian Man," author Georg Lohmeier claims that the Easter egg is a Christian symbol rather than a pagan one. Around 1600 years have passed since Easter eggs were first dedicated.
In many civilizations, the egg has traditionally represented fertility and rebirth. To commemorate the spring equinox, colourful eggs were distributed as presents in classical Greece and Rome. The egg was treasured in those times as a spiritual representation of a new beginning. Christianity also took this old symbolism and gave it a unique meaning: The chick that just emerged from the egg serves as a reminder of Easter Sunday when Jesus rose from the dead.
Printables For Children
Easter Egg Alphabet Match - Easter Egg Alphabet Match enables children to go on an "easter egg hunt" and find the correct matching letter to add to their Easter basket.
Easter Egg Colouring Pages - Easter Egg Colouring Pages can be used in a variety of ways such as children's painting, colouring or using collage items for each pattern.
Easter Basket Colour Match - The Easter Basket Colour Match is a colour-matching activity that enables children to match the correct colour eggs to the correct colour basket.
Easter Bunny Shapes Match - Easter Bunny Shapes Matching enables children to match the correct shape to the Easter bunny egg. This helps children to recognise and identify different shapes.
Easter Egg Tracing Dots - Easter Egg Tracing Dots enables children to trace the dots to complete the Easter Egg. These are great for children to develop their pre-writing skills and for hand-eye coordination.
Bunny Number Counting - Bunny Number Counting is a simple counting activity for children to match the bunnies to the correct number background. This activity is great for number recognition, for children learning their numbers, for one-to-one correspondence and more.
Bunny Shapes Mat - The Bunny Shapes Match is a simple shape-matching activity for children. Children have to choose the correct shape carrot to match the correct online corresponding shape.
Easter Egg Tracing Lines - Easter Egg Tracing Lines aims to help children in the development of pre-writing skills. It provides children with the ability to use cognitive development, observations, and hand-eye coordination and encourages the child to draw in a specific direction.
Easter Celebration Portfolio Template - The Easter Template is a keepsake for the child's portfolio. Educators can provide details on what the children participated in during Easter celebrations at the centre.
Easter Family Egg - The Easter Family Egg template gives families an opportunity to participate in the program with their child by decorating an egg for Easter. The family can decorate however they would like along with their child at home. Then return it to the centre for it to be displayed within the room on an Easter Egg Tree.
Some Bunny Loves You - The Some Bunny Loves You is a free template. It can be used with babies and toddlers by adding their footprints to the bunny's feet. These then can be laminated and given to families as a keepsake to celebrate Easter.
Bunny Photo Frames - Create a simple and cute bunny photo frame for Easter.
Clay Dough Easter Eggs - This interesting clay dough egg-making art is perfect for making easter eggs that will stay with you forever.
No Sew Sock Bunnies - Easter is in the air! So why not make some bunnies with our little bunnies? Here is a wonderful way of making bunnies out of socks.