It seems as if Easter is late this year. That means not-so-cold egg hunts! There have been lots of years that young ladies stood shivering in dresses while gentlemen crammed their hands in shorts designed for much warmer weather. This makes a late Easter much more desirable.
Let's get to the fun stuff of Easter--all those Easter eggs. Without doubt, coloring Easter eggs can be classified as artwork! Yes, keep telling yourself that as you mix paints and grab crayons to scribble across all those hard boiled eggs. How about blown egg shell decorations? They are so beautiful and fragile. There are also sponge decorated eggs and painted eggs. Confetti eggs are popular in South Texas and are now pre-made and sold in stores. Regardless of the method chosen, it takes creativity to make colorfully decorated Easter eggs, so give kids plenty of time--and be patient.
One of the best things about the holiday is the Easter bunny. He's everywhere! There are tons of stories about the bunny, so take some time to let students create their own Easter tales. Take the opportunity to create small peer workshopping groups with writers and to share tales in round table settings.
Here are some Easter writing activities to get students thinking about the holiday and sharing their ideas with others: