Celebrating Easter is likely to be the subject of RE lessons and may also be incorporated into other subjects as we get back into school routines and lead up to the Easter Holiday.
The TES have gathered together many teacher-made resources linked to the Easter Celebration. This set cover all primary school ages and many of them are free. I like the IWB Easter Story for all ages, symmetrical maths Easter egg and the story writing template for KS2, the 25 page Easter themed pack that has math games, maths and literacy printables for KS1 and the Easter egg addition for EYFS but there is plenty more to look at.
The CBeebies site has several videos on the theme of Easter in their celebrations section: Preparing for Easter, Celebrating Easter and The Easter Story.
Celebrate Easter is the name of an Early Years teaching pack provided by the Hamilton Trust. If your school is a member, you can download the planning documents and anything else that forms part of the pack. It aims to meet the following Early learning goals
- Talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
- Know that other children do not always do the same things, and are sensitive to this.
- Know about similarities and differences between others, and among families, communities and traditions.
- Sing songs and dance.
- Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
- Represent ideas, thoughts and feelings through art, dance, role play.
The pack involves work around the book of Puddles the cat who tells the story of Easter, the most important Christian Festival of the year. The outcome of the project is that children design, make and decorate a special hat for the Easter Parade.
There are also 40 Easter activities for the very young that have been collected on this RainyDayMum site. I like the finger print cross, it would be quick and easy to do and could fit neatly into learning about the Easter story and the significance of the cross in Christianity.