Each year we spend Easter at my parent’s house and each year there is an Easter egg hunt in the gardens of one of the large houses in the village. This is the first year that the preschooler has really been aware of Easter, and certainly the first time he has been allowed to eat chocolate. He’d been looking forward to the egg hunt for days and was so excited that we ended up being the first ones to arrive this morning! Naturally, my son stuffed his pockets full of little chocolate eggs long before the countdown had begun and when the children were given the go ahead, he already has six eggs in his cup!
The preschooler loved the Easter egg hunt and I, of course, took the opportunity to make it a little learning exercise too! As we hunted for the eggs we looked under the bushes and leaves, behind the swing and next to the trampoline. We talked about left and right and we counted our loot as we went along. We also took a peep at the real life chickens in the coop and talked about how we all live in different types of houses.
I also took the opportunity to build on some of the work we did with the buttons and beads in the sand tray– we sorted the eggs into groups according to their colour, counted them, then talked about one more and one less. I also tried a quick pattern with the preschooler but he was more interested in eating them so we left it there!
Of course, there was no way that I could get away without letting the preschooler sample some chocolate at the end of the hunt and so we left with full tummies, before stopping quickly by the church where I was christened to blow some bubbles for Matilda Mae. We blew them up into the sky (strawberry and cream scented bubbles!) and sent love and kisses to baby Tilda. Happy Easter xx