#readilearn – Learning literacy and mathematics with Easter classroom activities – Readilearn

The celebration of special occasions such as Easter may bring interruptions to the usual class program with preparation for special events and performances such as Easter Hat Parades. It may also signal time to inject some fun into the program. But involving children in Easter activities doesn’t mean the learning has to stop.

In this post, I explain how using readilearn early childhood teaching resources keeps the children thinking and learning while having fun with Easter-themed resources across curriculum areas. (Note: All readilearn Easter-themed resources can be found here.)

Cultural studies 

An inclusive classroom acknowledges all traditions celebrated by its children.

Find out whether Easter is one of the traditions celebrated by the families of children in the class and discuss how it is celebrated.

If you have already investigated Family traditions and celebrations, you will know which children celebrate Easter and which do not.

For children who don’t celebrate Easter, be sensitive to the expectations their families may have for their participation.

My personal view is that it is beneficial for children to learn about the traditions of others but that they can opt out of activities and celebrations if families wish. In my experience, few families have Continue reading: #readilearn – Learning literacy and mathematics with Easter classroom activities 

9 thoughts on “#readilearn – Learning literacy and mathematics with Easter classroom activities – Readilearn

  1. Christy B

    Personally I think it’s good to understand the cultures we’re in now but also those of others. That said, of course it’s important to respect those families wishing for their kids to “opt out” as you say. Great to see Easter can be a time of fun and learning 🙂

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    1. Norah Post author

      That’s great, Robin. I’m pleased you’ll get to use some with your students. Let me know which ones are suitable for your adult students, please.

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  2. reocochran

    I like how you mentioned encouraging young children to learn about other cultures, as well as holidays around the world, Norah.
    The Amish, Mennonite and Jehovah’s Witnesses were families who respected other cultures but didn’t think holiday participation was in the best interests of their own faiths. I would send them other activities to share with their children like seasonal like Spring. This included flowers, bunnies, chicks, new buds and finger painting with chocolate pudding. This is fun and looks like “mud,” but won’t hurt them to put fingers in their mouths. Pig cutouts to color and glue once the pudding dries, into “mud puddles.” 🐖

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you, Robin. I like that you respected the wishes of families in your class by providing alternate activities. We don’t have large groups of any of those religions here. There are occasional Jehovah’s Witnesses, but it is not a huge population. Your chocolate pudding finger painting sounds loads of fun. I’m sure there was as much in the mouths as in the artwork. 🙂 They’d just need to be careful next time they used “real” paint. 🙂

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