One a Penny, Two a Penny

Young kids, especially preschoolers, love sounds. And hence, especially in recent years, music has come to become a significant part of child care curriculum across the world.

Come Easter and you think about Easter eggs and baby chicks – a symbol of spring symbolizing new life; cheerful Easter bunnies that hop, skip and wiggle their nose; beautiful white blossoming Easter lilies; hot cross buns traditionally eaten on Good Friday and lots more. The best way to introduce preschoolers to this fascinating world is through fun Easter songs like the ones given below.

The Easter bunny with his egg basket, family gatherings after church, the history behind Easter and its traditions, looming springtime and the accompanying cheerful Easter celebrations – this song talks about all this in a simple way, easy enough for a preschooler to grasp the essence of the Easter festival.

Set to a fun musical tune, The Way the Bunny Hops is an easy to sing along Easter song for your preschooler. It is all about bunnies hopping, wiggling their nose, flopping their ears and shaking their tails. Add to it some actions and this becomes a fun activity for the classroom as well.

Hot cross buns – the slightly spiced, sweet buns made with raisins and currants and marked with a cross on top – have been traditionally eaten on Good Friday, which is the Friday before Easter Sunday.

Any more suggestions? Happy Easter!

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For your Easter bunny

Is the Easter bunny at your place all set to bring gifts for the kids this Easter? Ours is and that is why we’ve decided to keep ready a special basket to welcome him this year.

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What you need:

  • A cardboard juice carton
  • Different colored pipe cleaners/felt
  • Cotton balls (a lot of them)
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • A pair of scissors
  • Easter grass

What to do:

  • Push the spout of the juice carton flat against the sides and tape it down to form the nose.
  • Using the pair of scissors, cut out ears along the sides of the carton (the side where the flaps are taped down).
  • Bend the ears and make a hole under the nose in order to insert the different colored pipe cleaners. These will be the whiskers of the Easter bunny.
  • Stick on the cotton balls using glue to cover each exposed side of the carton. Put on a puffy tale at the back (the puffier the better!).
  • Next, the whiskers (read: pipe cleaners) need to be inserted in the hole made earlier under the nose.
  • Using pink felt, cut out the inside of the ears of the bunny, black felt shapes for the eyes, pink felt for the nose again and a red felt mouth (kids will enjoy choosing the colors of their choice in this step).
  • Line the basket with green felt… and you’re done!

Just set it out overnight and be ready to be greeted with an inviting Easter goodies filled basket in the morning!