Now's the sort of time I tend to hunt around for end-of-term Easter themed activities in a panic - having always left it to the week before. So I'll start with a list of some of my favourite French websites with the usual craft, make'n'do and songs with an Easter theme:
- Childrens' site entirely devoted to online games, stories, cards, recipes and printable craft activities all with a French Easter theme and FREE
Tete a Modeler
- French website with games, puzzles, crafts and activities, practice in writing, e-cards, simple craft activities and decorating ideas on the theme of Easter.
- Information about the traditions and story of Easter, as well as quizzes, activities, an online dictionary and songs, all in French.
Coin des Petits
-Various days to celebrate throughout the year in French.
But what about something a little more...meaty?? I've only recently discovered Village des Petits Artistes
- lots of Easter ideas - usual craft stuff - but scroll to bottom and find very simple Easter maths and science and more cross-curricular printouts. For example try this Colour-by-numbers
activity; or if you've been looking at Food check out what this rabbit
But to get away from all these lovely chocolate / spring ideas and possibly re-insert a little meaning into Easter again, Cate Ouest
is a very interesting and useful site. Essentially it's a French Catholic site with ideas and activities for children - useful sections for teachers or 'animateurs' on celebrations such as xmas, lent, fete des rois etc. looking for RE/Intercultural Understanding links. If you enter and click on the 3-7 section
click on the cross for an animation with gestures, sound and words for the Lord's Prayer in French. It's very simple and clear. The children may even be able to work out for themselves what it is without you telling them. Can you give an older group of yr 6 perhaps the text afterwards but sliced up and get them to put it back in order.
Then click on the poster in the backgroun of the room for a simplified version of the Easter story for children in French. The animation and story are very easy to understand and it may help reinforce their understanding of the story after having heard it in RE / assembly.
Of course you can always go back to click on the art materials for a simple step-by-step craft demo!
There are ideas from the Teachers resource Exchange
for looking at Easter in German and Happy Easter.org
has some background about the festival in English
In Spanish you might try this wiki
which has soooo much information or make this little basket for your Easter eggs
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