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    Hello!

    anyone got any ideas for Easter cards? just dawned on me that I'm only working next week, and am then off the week before Easter, and I do usually make Easter cards with the children!

    previously I've cut yellow circles to stick on a card to add feathers/eyes/a beak to, to make a chick. or decorated egg shapes. one year I cut chick shapes and they were decorated with random feathers! also, I have a large packet of random easter stickers from previous years, and the children like just sticking them in patterns to make cards.

    I just fancy a change of card!

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    We are decorating Easter eggs - we'll read about the Easter story with the older children and make an Easter garden but as eggs are what the children recognise as linked to Easter that's what we will focus on.

    We will look at patterns because our children enjoy drawing and copying lines, zig zags, curves etc at the moment

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    sorry to jump on your thread but as its Easter related(!), does anyone have a really easy easter basket idea i could make

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    I really like the children to make their own cards, not a big fan of pre cut, pre printed with adult attachments. So, after a bit of pre prep on Spring, patterns, Easter theme, I just put out a load of craft items, paints, glitter, felt tips, shades of Green yellow mainly, printing shapes, stickers and old card cut outs, collage bits and leave them to it. From 12 months plus, every one is different. Usually choose nice, textured mounting paper - hey presto- an individualised card to their own ability. I donate my photo cards card with an envelope which adds to the presentation.

    We usually make Easter biscuits and nests and put them in a decorated by children basket. Basket is just a home made net, folded and decorated with a handle added.
    A couple of years ago I put them in a terracotta pot from wilkinson, painted randomly and shredded paper added ( that was the best activity- shedding yellow and green paper in our ancient home shredder) then the biscuits sat inside with a Pom Pom chick and a packet of children's seeds ( Aldi's best). Looked good and didn't cost too much from cut price stores and added activity of planting seeds in pot at home.

    This year DH has cut twigs and the LO's have stacked them (I added glue from glue gun later), I' m putting recycled tissue ( from my birthday gifts - someone donated yellow and orange in a lovely bag) and we're adding a rope handle. LO's played for ages with twigs before assembling under instruction this week...so good play activity, we collected the sticks too when we were out for a walk, DH trimmed them ( and collected some more on his own).
    If you have good finer motor skills the weaving baskets always look good too.
    I nearly did an open egg box : paint and decorate an egg box, open it out and add a handle at the fold....pop in a biscuit in each egg section or use it as a numeracy activity by putting 2 eggs in each section........but DH came up with twig design and since we have just completed a Spring stick man focus it sort of linked better.
    Last edited by FloraDora; 01-04-2017 at 08:23 PM.

 

 

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