While we do usually teach Easter words, for us the main aim of a party class is to give students a break from studying, relax, and learn a little about western culture. Besides the egg and spoon race and the Easter egg hunt, there aren’t many traditional games played at Easter, so we try to find games that involve balls (representing eggs), foxes, chickens, lambs, and other Easter words.
Lesson length : 30 to 40 minutes
Class size : Small Group class
Preparation time : 30 – 60 minutes to prepare the “Tissue Buster Colour Bingo” game, 30 – 60 minutes to prepare the “Easter Egg hunt”, 5 – 10 minutes to prepare the “Easter Egg Towers”, and 20 – 30 minutes per egg (Because this craft requires glue to dry, prepare atleast a week before) to prepare “Self-Righting Eggs” and flashcards.
1. Run through the vocabulary for colours, then play the colour song, “ROBOT 1,2,3”, for an active way to begin class.
2. Play “Tissue buster bingo” : Hand a printed copy of ABC Bingo to each team. Have teams colour in the squares of the grid with colours of their choosing (But using the same colours that were used to colour the bases of the paper cups). Each turn a student pierces the tissue paper covering one of the cups to reveal the colour beneath. They then mark the matching colour from their bingo sheet. If a team is able to mark a line of three squares of their bingo sheet, that team wins.
3. If students are a little older and have a steady enough hand, play the “Easter Egg Tower” game : Instructions can be accessed by left-clicking the button below, otherwise you may like to try the more traditional “Easter Egg Hunt”, which can be tailored to most age groups and levels of development.
4. Make an Easter craft with the class : The “Self-Righting Easter Egg” craft is easy for young learners. Being made of polystyrene, it is more durable than a normal egg, and harder for the young children to crush, although it requires longer preparation time before class.
LYRICS AND PURCHASES OF THE “ROBOT 1,2,3” COLOUR SONG CAN BE MADE AT THE HAPPY HAPPY KIDS WEBSITE. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW.