Saturday, March 31, 2012

Getting ready for Easter...Kinder-style!

Last week, the weather was so hot that we were all in short sleeves and flip flops!
This week...we were back in our winter coats and hats!
AHHHH!
I just pray that next weekend, for Easter, it's warm!  Which means NO winter coat, NO hats and NO boots (okay, no heavy winter boots, I still have my cute boots which I think are acceptable to wear).
I would love to do an Easter egg hunt outside this year!

On to what we did this week...it was all about getting ready for Easter.

Here is a picture of the Easter chick cards we made.
This is an adorable marble paint craft.  Mix up 3 different colours of paint and put a large marble in each one with a spoon.  On a piece of brown construction paper, I traced a large cross but told the students NOT to cut it out (only write their name).  They placed the paper facing down in a large basin and here comes the fun part...the students pick up the marble with the spoon and drop it into the basin.  Since the marble is covered in paint, students simply roll it around until the paint wears off.  Then they put it back into that colour and choose another.  Once all three colours are done, they take it out of the basin and let it dry. 
*Tip:  Once it's dry (let it sit overnight), put a heavy bin on top of the papers to flatten them out. 
Have the students cut out the cross, glue on the prayer, glue the cross to a yellow piece of construction paper and put glitter around.  Voila!
(I have received many compliments on these - this idea came from my teaching partner, Ms. Alves, a few years back).
LOVE it!


Here my students are playing the Find Those Eggs! game.
You can get your free copy here.

And, of course, we discussed Palm Sunday (which is tomorrow) and made our own palms.  Such a simple and easy craft and the kids did them all by themselves!
(Love that kind of craft!)

We read and talked about the different Easter symbols.  Here we are writing the words on our own in our Religion Journals.
I'll post more pics from our Easter centres this coming week.  You can find lots of Easter activities and ideas here in my Easter Literacy and Math Unit

It's currently on sale now - my way of saying Happy Easter!

8 comments:

  1. So, so cute, Alessia:) I especially love your crosses:)

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  2. Very cute! Thank you for the fun Easter egg game idea. I'll have to plan a trip to the dollar store soon. :)

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  3. I've done the marble painting before. Thanks for reminding me how much fun it is for kids. Renee

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  4. Love the 'Find Those Eggs' sheet.

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    Jessica

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  5. Hi, I found your blog on TBA and I LOVE it! I'm your newest follower. Thank you for the religious ideas. I teach in a Catholic school and I try to share some of my lesson ideas on my blog as well. Stop by if you have a chance.

    Maria
    Kinder-Craze

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