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Happy Easter

On this page you will find some fun things to do, both at school and at home.

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TEACHERS - Try the Under5s Easter Early years Foundation Stage Planning 

This individual pack includes :- 

1 Medium Term Plan 

6 Focus Plans Easter Baskets, Easter Bonnets, Easter Cards, Circle Time, Egg Tree, Easter Nests 

Plus a selection of focus specific pictures to print off and laminate. Use to enhance displays or as a teaching aid. 

A copy of the Under5s Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage, as well as a copy of the instructions on how to use the planning. 

Available from the Under5s Download Centre

Parents and Carers - Colour in these pictures

Easter Chick
Easter Bunny
Easter Daffodils

and these
Easter Basket
Easter Egg
...and use them to make Easter cards

Try this activity sheet...for shape recognition and counting
Easter Chick Shape
Easter Chick Shape

here are some more pdf easter activity sheets
Big Egg
A big egg template for little hands to cut out. You can colour it in, draw on patterns, or use to make a card
Egg Count 4
Count and colour 4 eggs
Egg Count 5
Count and colour 5 eggs
Egg Race
Who will reach their egg first. Use a pencil to trace along the lines
E for Egg
Learn to write the word egg. Big letters for little ones to trace.
Easter Maze
Help the Easter Bunny find his way through the maze.
or why not make a giant easter egg

When I was at junior school (40 years ago!!!!) we made face masks using balloons and papier mache, they were brilliant. Since then I have made the same with my own children. I was trying to think of something to do for easter, when I remembered those papier mache masks, so I thought why not make a papier mache egg.

So here goes...

This is a spectacularly messy activity, you will need plenty of aprons and a large messy area, 
but the children will love it

What you need

  • Balloons (one very large one and/or several medium sized ones) 
  • Plain flour
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Newspaper - cut into 30cm strips 
  • Plain paper - cut into 30cm strips
  • Strip of card
  • Poster paints or similar
What you do
  • Blow up the balloon/balloons and knot them (so they don't deflate)
  • Mix the flour and water together in the bucket to make a runny paste (I find two parts water to one part flour gives about the right consistency)
  • Dunk the newspaper strips in the paste (I just pop the lot in and leave them to soak)
  • Cover the balloon(s) with layers of wet newspaper strips until you can no longer see any part of the balloon
  • Repeat until you have covered the balloon(s) with about 3 layers of newspaper in total
  • Now repeat again but this time using the plain paper strips
  • Repeat with plain paper until the newspaper no longer shows through (about 2 layers should do it)
  • Join the two ends of the strip of cardboard together to form a circular stand(s)
  • Pop the papier mache balloon(s) on the stand and leave to dry (this could take up to 3 days)
  • When dry decorate with the poster paints 
  • If you want two half shells or an easter egg that opens, stick a pin in one end to burst the balloon inside, and cut in half lengthways.

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