31 March 2018
Pre-Prep Travel the World in Search of Easter Traditions
As part of Pre-Prep’s ‘Linking our Learning’ topic, pupils in Nursery and Reception took part in an Easter carousel, visiting countries around the world to discover how they celebrate the hoppiest season of all!
In France, the children created bells to signify Good Friday, before enjoying a delicious Easter egg hunt. It was a short but very sweet visit, and despite missing out on a trip to the Eiffel Tower, the pupils soon made their way to Poland, where they got creative with paint.
Families in Poland often celebrate the season by designing hard-boiled eggs, called pysanka eggs. The pupils learned all about these traditions by decorating their own miniature eggs, using colourful dyes to create jazzy patterns, and listening to their favourite Polish Easter songs for inspiration.
To round off the unforgettable trip, the children travelled to Finland, where they met with wandering Easter witches, offering to bless their homes in return for yummy treats. Everyone enjoyed decorating willow twigs with colourful paper and feathers in a bid to drive away the evil spirits.
It was a very enjoyable workshop and one in which everyone could get involved, even the teachers! We wonder what some of your favourite Easter traditions might be?