Easter hat ideas and Easter Food ideas

Welcome back to our last blog in the Easter series. In this blog we have brought together a collection of ideas to help create Easter hats with your child.  We also share simple Easter food to make with your child or children in the classroom.




Easter hat ideas

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Easter Food Ideas




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Wishing you all a very happy Easter from all of us at CREATING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. Thank you for your ongoing support.




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Easter ideas and crafts for the home and classroom - Part 2

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Welcome back to Part 2 of the Easter Series by Creating A Learning Environment. We had an overwhelming response to the Part 1blog, so we were very excited to put together the second instalment.

If you would like to have a look at our very successful Part 1 blog of the series: 3 Great Easter Crafts to Do in the classroom or home, click on the link below:

3 Great Easter Crafts to do in the Classroom or home

For this blog we will introduce you to another 9 Easter ideas that would be great to do with children in any classroom or home in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Easter Garlands

Nothing says celebrations more than holiday garlands. Easter is no different. There are so many options out there that would bring colour and fun to your Easter celebration. Children love cutting and threading silhouettes onto string. Why not be creative with different shapes or different types of paper. Below are some images that will hopefully bring inspiration to your household or classroom.

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Table centerpieces

This is a fun creative idea that children can create independently or with others. The child could use a variety of Easter decorations to create their own table centerpiece for the dining table at home, or little group table decorations for their school desks.

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Shaving Cream eggs

If your child likes mess and fun, this is the one for them. Spray a lot of shaving cream on a biscuit tray and put drops of food colouring all over it. (neon food colours work best for brighter colours) Using a straw mix the colours around to create a marble effect. Put the eggs on the shaving cream and wait 10 minutes. Wash the shaving cream off the egg with cold water. Put the other half of the egg back into the shaving cream and repeat process.

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Wooden spoon Easter ideas

These are a great inexpensive decoration idea that can be put in a table centrepiece or in a cake. Children will love to come up with their own ideas.

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Wooden bunnies

If you have bits of old wood lying around, why not turn them into these cute little bunnies. Give the wood a white wash and using scrap material, ribbon, wire, buttons, paper and paint, transform them into these colourful creatures.

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Cross wreath

If you would like to focus on the true meaning of Easter, this beautiful cross wreath would be a great activity to do with a child. It could be hung on any door or wall. Gather some twigs, fake flowers and use wire to attach them all together.

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3 Crosses

If talking to your child about the events of holy week, making this 3 cross artwork will give them an activity to express the true meaning of Easter. This could be displayed in the classroom or at home.

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Bunny door

This is a cute and creative way to decorate your classroom door or house door.

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Easter Tree

eastertreeNothing symbolises new life, more than a tree. All you need to do is find a couple of small branches and secure them in a pot. After they are secured you can attach any Easter decorations you like. In the Easter Part 1 blog, there is a great recipe to make Salt Easter egg hanging decorations. They would go great on this tree. The link to this is:

3 Great Easter Crafts to do in the classroom or home

Hopefully these 9 crafts have triggered your creative juices and you are excited about trying some with your class or child at home. Next week we will be putting on the last blog of the Easter series. Make sure you check it out as it will be full of delicious Easter treats that you can make with children.

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3 Great Easter Crafts To Do In The Classroom or Home

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Easter is approaching quickly, so we are launching our first blog of our Easter series with this blog “3 Great Easter Crafts To Do In The Classroom Or Home”. This series will be packed full of craft ideas and Easter food ideas that you will be able to share with your child at home or all of your class at school. All the ideas in the series are inexpensive, creative and focus on fine motor skills.




In this first blog I share 3 Great Easter crafts that would be an engaging task for any child. They all use equipment that most people have in their homes or classrooms already so there is no need to wait. Each activity would also be a great present for a parent, grandparent, friend or relative.

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IMG_3063These colourful Easter egg decorations are a great activity for children of all ages. Using a basic dough recipe, you create egg shapes to be cooked in the oven. Once done, let the children use their creative juices to create some masterpieces. These dough Easter eggs should not be consumed and can only be used for decorative purposes.

 

What you need

1 cup of plain flour, Half a cup of water, Half a cup of salt, bowl, paint, straw, string/ribbon

Step 1

Mix the three ingredients together to create a dough. Roll out dough to about 2 cm in thickness.

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Step 2

Using an egg ring (or circle cookie cutter) to cut circles out of the dough. Shape the dough into an egg shape.

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Step 3

Using a straw cut a small hole on the top of each egg shape. Place on tray and cook on a low heat for 1-2hrs (120 degrees C or 250F)

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Step 4

When cooled, paint eggs with different patterns. When the paint is dry, threat ribbon or string through hole to hang up.

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Paper Plate Easter Egg Basket

IMG_3060These cute paper plate Easter Baskets are a great activity for children of all ages. For younger children, an adult’s help will be needed to tape the basket together. You could fill the basket with Easter eggs, pretend chicks or just leave it empty with shredded paper.

What you need

2 paper plates, sticky tape, shredded paper/cotton wool/tissues, ribbon, craft glue

Step 1

Prepare the paper plate. Cut on the 4 lines indicated and fold on the dotted lines.

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Step 2

Stick both of the sides up with sticky tape. Cut the handle out of the middle of the other paper plate.

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Step 3

Fasten the handle to the basket with tape. Use craft glue to attach the ribbon over the handle and around the basket. Fill with anything that you want.

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Carrot Footprint

Use this simple orange footprint or the child to create a carrot artwork. This could be used for an Easter card, canvas print or for inside a photo frame. A great idea for the younger children.

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I hope you have become inspired to try one of these at home or in your classroom. They are all easy, inexpensive and creative and will be an engaging task for any child. Next week I will continue this Easter series with another blog focusing on creative Easter ideas.

Part 2 of the Easter craft series can be found by clicking on the link below:

Easter ideas and crafts for the home and classroom - Part 2

 

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