The story follows the intriguing Violet and her classmates as they prepare for Pet Day at school. As the children excitedly share stories about different types of pets in the run-up to the day, Violet interrupts with wild claims about her mysterious pet, Sid. But is Sid really the scary monster Violet says he is?
* This site requires an account, we suggest you login first before following the link to access the resource. You will find the instruction and code for the free account under the Home Learning Links
Maths Easter challenge – this challenge is mainly for UKS2 but LKS2 could always give some parts of it a good go particularly if they have older siblings to work with.
Science task – research the life cycle of an egg and create a poster to show/ explain this.
Science – NATURE BINGO – adult to create a bingo board with different things which can be found in the garden (leaves, beetles, small pebble, black bird) and the children have to try and find as many as they can. If the children are not able to get out in the garden or do not have a garden, they can do this using things which can be found in the house.
PE - Create an Easter egg/ chocolate hunt in the garden or around the house.
Geography – Research which countries will be celebrating Easter and how?
RE – Why do we celebrate Easter? Why do we have chocolate eggs at Easter?
English – How many words can you make using the letters in EASTER SUNDAY? Or SPRING TIME for those who don’t celebrate Easter.
English – Create an acrostic poem using HAPPY EASTER or HAPPY SPRING for those who don’t celebrate Easter.
Other fun activities
Decorate an Easter egg or spring picture and stick it in your window so people can have an Easter egg hunt when they go for their house of exercise a day.
Twinkl have a selection of Easter colouring, wordsearches and other activities – suitable for chn of all ages.
Decorating hard boiled eggs using paint and other materials and upload these to their year group blog.
Easy Easter crafts which featured on ‘This Morning’ These can be decorated as Easter or can be decorated in other ways for those children who don’t celebrate Easter.
Chocolate nests using shredded wheat and put mini-eggs in to finish them off:
Crumble shredded wheat and mix with melted cooking chocolate.
Put this mixture into bun cases and put mini eggs inside to create little nests.
Wait for the chocolate to cool and the nests to harden and then enjoy. 😊
Make Easter cookies:
For the dough • 200g/7oz softened butter, plus extra for greasing • 150g/5½oz caster sugar • 2 large free-range egg yolks • 400g/14oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting • 1 level tsp ground mixed spice • 1 level tsp ground cinnamon • 2–4 tbsp milk
For the iced biscuits • 1–2 tsp lemon juice • 250g/9oz icing sugar • different food colourings
Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Lightly grease two baking trays lined with baking paper. 2. Measure the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk. Sieve in the flour and spices and add enough milk to make a fairly soft dough. Bring together, using your hands, to make a soft dough. 3. Halve the mixture and set half to one side. 4. For the traditional currant biscuits, add the currants to half of the mixture and knead lightly on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to a thickness of about 5mm/¼in. Cut into rounds using a circular cutter. Place on the prepared baking trays. Sprinkle with caster sugar. 5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until pale golden brown. Keep a careful eye on the biscuits – it doesn’t matter if you open the oven door to check. Sprinkle with more caster sugar and lift onto a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container. 6. For the iced biscuits, knead the remaining half of the biscuit dough lightly on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to a thickness of 5mm/¼in. Cut out Easter biscuits using an assortment of shaped cutters, such as bunnies, Easter eggs, chicks or spring flowers. 7. Lightly grease two baking trays lined with baking paper. 8. Place the biscuit shapes on the prepared baking trays and bake in the preheated oven for 10–15 minutes. Remove from the oven and lift onto a wire rack to cool. 9. To make the icing, pass one teaspoon of lemon juice through a fine sieve, to remove any pips or bits. Mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice and then add about two tablespoons of cold water, adding it little by little until you have a relatively stiff but smooth icing. Add a splash more sieved lemon juice if necessary. 10. Divide the icing into separate bowls and mix in food colourings of your choice into the separate bowls of icing, until you achieve the desired shade. 11. Spoon a little icing into a piping bag and pipe your decorations onto the biscuits. For a smooth finish, you can pipe the outline of your design in the firmer icing, then slacken it down a bit by mixing in a little more water, giving the icing more of a runny consistency, and use this to fill in the designs.
Whyeaster.com is a good website to teach children all about Easter. The Easter story and the different traditions surrounding it.