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Get cracking with our Easter resources 2022🐣

It may not feel like it but spring is only a week away, it’s the season of baby lambs, chocolate, daffodils, chocolate, fluffy chicks, chocolate, longer days, and new life. Did I mention chocolate? With Easter nearly here it’s good to know what LGfL have to offer in supporting the themes involved.

So, here are a few sugar-free egg-cellent ideas to use with your students this Easter. (sorry you will have to buy your own chocolate and put up with my egg-stremely bad puns!)Busy things offer a range of Egg-ceptional digital content that you can use to explore the concept of Easter within your class. From designing your own digital Easter Egg (perfect for fine motor control in the EYFS) exploring the story of Easter in more depth or why not try recreating your own Easter Sunday story.Busy Things have made this eggs-uberant screen free printable Easter pack that contains something for everyone: colouring, drawing, creating patterns, puzzles and crafts

To explore faith in greater depth you could use Espresso Faiths to look at how Easter is celebrated. Why not compare this with how different communities celebrate other spring festivals and ask your students to explore the common links that they can see in these celebrations?

The Just2Easy Toolsuite has a range of digital tools to support you in exploring Easter, here are some ideas to get you cracking!

Why not create your own Easter egg hunt (you could use real eggs or printed out eggs) and then collate the data into j2Pictogram.

Hold an Easter egg popularity test (maybe with a small taste test) with j2Vote and then collate the data into a graph using j2graph, (if you are wondering I am hoping for this Easters it’s a Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut Easter egg!)

You could also take a virtual Easter Egg Hunt using Turtle, here is a template you can use.

Use j2Paint to design your own Easter eggs, great for fine motor skills, you can use this template.

Research the concept of Easter celebration across the world and create a presentation with j2e5, or why not add an interactive quiz? You can use this template as an example.

Widgit Have an egg-stremely good set of activities from the Symbols Inclusion Project, Within the pack are two symbol supported stories about the events of Easter designed for different levels. The large symbol cards can be used in small group work to help retell a simple story. The longer story is supported by the vocabulary list for children to re-write their own version of the Easter story.

Another inclusive approach to telling the Easter story is to create a multi-Sensory story. Have a look at this fantastic booklet by Joe White. This sensory story captures the key themes of the traditional Easter story, Easter: A Sensory Story should be easy to adapt by removing some elements/lines. Suitable for your RE curriculum or just for an Easter activity with a minimum number of resources needed. Download the pdf here.

Easter also means spring and growth, Switched on science have various units such as “Young Gardeners” which cover the concept of plant and animal growth, Switched on Science is a flexible and creative investigation-based program with a clear focus on working scientifically. It is packed with best-practice CPD videos and supportive lessons to ensure every teacher can deliver the curriculum with confidence.

If you do use any LGfL content in your school to inspire your students do let us know by posting them on LGfL’s Twitter or Facebook pages.

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