At Education.com we’re all about finding new ways to have fun learning with our kids. Most of us realized that our Easter traditions were a little ho-hum (another year of using store-bought egg dying kits and filling plastic eggs with jelly beans? Yawn….) But Easter should be anything but a snooze fest. The arrival of Easter means Spring is in full swing and it’s a great excuse to teach kids about science and nature, and get them outdoors! There are also all kinds of fun arts and crafts projects to do for Easter and of course, everyone loves an excuse to indulge in some homemade Easter treats.
So we pulled together all of our favorite crafts, activities, recipes and party ideas and created our Easter Information Center. Here are a few “something for everyone” highlights to help you create some new Easter traditions for your family:
· Preschool: Sneak a little learning into Easter with cute Easter egg counting cards: http://www.education.com/activity/article/easter-egg-counting-cards/
· Kindergarten: Use a traditional textile drying method to color hard boiled eggs (or fresh egg shells that can become keepsakes) http://www.education.com/activity/article/batik-eggs/
· 1st Grade: Help your kids “quill” a cute Easter card to send to Grandma: http://www.education.com/activity/article/quill-easter-card/
· 3rd Grade: Here’s a really cute edible Easter basket that moms and kids can make together. http://www.education.com/activity/article/easter-basket-cupcakes/
· 4th Grade: Give your kids a creative outlet for recycling egg trays http://www.education.com/activity/article/Easter_Decorations/
· 5th Grade: Let your 4th grader help out with Easter Brunch by making these cute Easter pancakes: http://www.education.com/activity/article/easter-pancakes/
Let us know what your favorite ideas are…and happy Easter!