Easter is the greatest Christian festival although I am sure most present-hungry children would tell you that Christmas is more important!
The focus on the Resurrection and the cooling of harsh Summer temperatures can also lead to a renewal time for all of us in Oz!
Term 1 seems to fly by in a flash and suddenly we find ourselves at the end and wonder, “How did that happen?”
EASTER can be a time to stop, evaluate the year so far and maybe go within to reform goals for the year.
It is like a resurrection of our spirits and bodies as well. I like the image of a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.
The going within ritual happens best when parents model this to children.
Here are some ideas for this:
Set your goals in front of the children and write them up where children can see them. Alternatively, write them on slips of paper inside the plastic Easter eggs you can easily buy at this time. They could stay in a basket for children (and parents) to look in occasionally and remind themselves of their goals.
Discuss your day with children and let them see you also experience positives and negatives and the negatives help you to grow.
Talk about life cycles- chickens from eggs, butterflies from a chrysalis etc. and how living things grow and change and discuss how change and growth is inevitable.
Make times for family quiet and re-charging of batteries. Help children to develop positive mind-sets by adopting one yourself.
If you are a Christian, you can help children to discuss the significance of the Resurrection and how we all need mini-resurrections in our lives.
I have many Easter themed resources in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. This is an excellent site for parents and teachers who are looking for quality education products at very reasonable prices. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Victoria-Carlton-Programs
Easter Blessings to all of you! If you are already enrolled in our classes I look forward to seeing your next term. If any of you would like to know more about our programs- please do not hesitate to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org