Spring

After the cold winter we are all looking forward to longer sunnier days and the coming of Spring. Everyone is cheered up when the gardens spring to life and have some bright flowers. With Spring we have holidays and Easter eggs are to be seen everywhere in the shops. We thought we would compile a page to celebrate the coming of Spring and give you some ideas which you might like to use during the school holidays. Spring is a time to once again enjoy being outside and to grow plants which you can watch grow and mature during the summmer months.

Celebrations for Spring. These pages are meant to be a celebration that Spring has arrived and that everyone can enjoy more sunny days and be able to meet outside to play, to chat and to be happy.

Spring booklet 1
A Spring holiday project
Spring thoughts and ideas
Spring activity book
Spring is Coming
Spring booklet
Topic on spring
First signs of Spring
Easter pack
Spring pack

Celebrations of Easter. Here are some Stories for Easter which can be read and enjoyed together.

The first Easter rabbit
The Easter story
Granny Rita and her dog
Lost sheep

Easter is celebrated all around the world but in slightly diifferent ways. Enjoy discovering about Easter and why it is an important festival.

Easter celebrations around the world
Why is Easter important to Christians?
Easter
Passover

More celebrations and festivals.

Baisakhi
Saint David
Holi
Shavuot

You might like to make your own decorations either in school or with your family. Here are some ideas.

Easter tree using dyed eggs
Easter egg tree
Easter eggs to colour
Family Easter ideas

There are many activites which you can enjoy as a family or with your classmates.

       
Easter recipes
Growing ideas
Pussy willow tree
Painting a butterfly
Fun ideas for Easter
     

It is fun growing your own food and even more fun eating it!

What plants need to grow
Plants for our food
Growing seeds
Growing plants

Science is a great idea to do in the garden with friends. Try some of these ideas outside and leave Mum's house clean!

Fun science experiments with food
Topic on food and exercise
Food we eat
Watching plants grow

Books and games about Spring, Easter and activities

Easter Fun (Usborne First Activities) by Fiona Watt

This book is ideal for younger children and it's good to see attention being given to the younger end of the market. Young children love to be creative and it's great to encourage this. The activities are perfect for adults and children to do together - or for teachers to use in the classroom. The materials needed are easily come by and inexpensive; the step-by-step instructions are clear and well illustrated. Children can make printed chicks, Easter egg tags and finger-printed tree blossoms - and then decorate them with the colourful stickers included. Of course, the activities are fun but children will also be developing a range of key skills including coordination and concentration.

Busy Bees Easter by Jocelyn Miller

This is a lovely book for the family to share and enjoy making the simple crafts suitable for three year olds up. It makes a great resource for teachers too. The stickers are an added bonus and can be used to decorate the crafts, painting and puzzles, or for inspiring other activities. Activities include an Easter card, a spring flower, Easter bunting, an Easter basket and much much more. Easy to follow instructions with plenty of step by step illustrations make the book fun and practical to use and hopefully you will see some great results!

 Easter Cooking (Easter Activities) by Rebecca Gilpin  

The step-by-step recipes in this colourful book are ideal for children to follow - and there's advice on cooking safely. Each recipe is presented over a double page, which gives plenty of scope for clear instructions and step by step pictures. The recipes are easy to follow and the ideas on wrapping and presentation mean they are ideal to make as Easter gifts. Recipes include sunshine toast, coloured eggs and chirpy chick cakes.

 

Easter Books and Games from Usborne

Easter Snap This is a brighlty coloured set featuring key concepts about Easter. Great family fun for the holiday, these good-sized strudy cards will be a favourite for many years to come. A good family alternative to electronic games and would be fun to take along on a picnic or day out.
Easter Fun This is a new Easter addition to the brilliant series of activity books for pre-schoolers, full of simple activities designed to be shared between parent and child. Activities include printed chicks, Easter egg tags and finger-printed tree blossoms. As well as being a whole lot of fun, the activities will help to develop important skills such as hand control, coordination and concentration. To help encourage and build confidence, a relaxed attitude is taken towards each activity, let the child do as little or as much as they want, the results don't have to be perfect it's the taking part that counts.
Easter Sticker Book A colourful sticker book with Easter-themed scenes to decorate with over 400 stickers. Scenes include Easter bunnies hiding their eggs, an Easter parade and Easter eggs to decorate. 
 

Peppa Pig Stars  Take Peppa on your Easter Break, download some oink oink fun now with the Peppa Pig iPad app! http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/peppa-pig-stars/id403997434?mt=8

 

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