Updated On: April 23, 2020

Easter

Art & Design

Everyone
Create: Get inspired from instructions online (Google, DuckDuckGo) for creating your own Easter eggs.

Cultural Literacy

Children & Teenagers
Watch: Watch a classic Easter-related movie like Ben Hur or another movie focused on the life of Jesus.

Language & Thinking

Reading

Toddlers & Children
Read: Read NYT Best-Seller, Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure. Synopsis: “Pete jumps in to help the Easter Bunny in Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure—which comes complete with a poster, stickers, and a set of punch-out card. When Pete wakes up Easter morning, ready to check out his basket of goodies, he discovers the Easter Bunny needs a little extra help. Our favorite groovy blue cat puts on his bunny ears and finds a way to collect, paint, and hide the eggs all in time for Easter!”

Life & Home Skills

Cooking

Children & Teenagers
Cook
: Delegate a portion of your family dinner to be prepared by your learner. They will likely need a recipe to follow.

Math

Numbers & Counting

Toddlers
Practice: If your kid is learning to count, label easter eggs in your egg hunt with numbers and practice putting them in order.

Social Sciences

World Cultures

Children & Teenagers
Research: Read about how people in other countries celebrate Easter (Reader’s Digest article). If you want to try something new, consider how you could take part in one of those traditions this year.

Values

Religion

Children & Teenagers
Read: Read about the suffering, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in this sequence of bible scripture: Isaiah 53:2-6, John 19:5-6, Mark 14:32-51, Mark 15:25-47, Luke 24:1-12, Mark 16:5-7, John 11:25-26, Acts 4:33, 1 Peter 1:3, Romans 6:8-11. You can also write these scriptures on pieces of paper, put them in separate plastic eggs, write numbers on the eggs from 1 to 10, hide them either on their own or with your other easter candies, and then have these scriptures read in sequence by whoever finds the eggs in the easter egg hunt.

Teenagers
Experience: All Christians celebrate Easter. Whether you are religious or not, consider going to an Easter church service to more fully understand what this holiday is about. If you are a Christian, consider going to the service of another sect to understand another form of worship.

How else might important subject matter be learned from this interest topic? Comment below! Half-baked ideas are more than welcome, too.