Geneviette looking REALLY close…
Dee gave a few hints. She helped hide eggs. Thanks Dee !
Some of our learning activities today…
I personally don't address it. Easter, for daycare purposes, is an adjective we put in front of eggs, bunny and candy. Now, as far as my family and sunday school class goes, it's a whole different story. I avoid the religious part of any holiday with the kids, as I don't know the religious beliefs of any of the families. As I don't advertise myself as being a Christian daycare, I don't feel comfortable bringing that in. However, I do know that they all celebrate the secular parts, so we just have fun with that.
I don't address it either. We do a strictly secular Easter. However, the one book that I could find that explained St. Patrick's Day in simple terms said that St. Patrick "told the Irish people about God." My kids didn't bat an eye.
Talking about Easter and beliefs… when a child asks a specific question about a Christian celebration I give a straight forward answer. I never avoid the topic because I wouldn't avoid answering any other question. I do the same thing whenever a group of children (at lunch for example) start talking about God and they share something with me, and it is usually simple but sound doctrine, I assure them that what they say is the truth. There is a meaning for Easter and even if not every person share the belief the meaning and relevance is still Christian. RM
We're always out of school for Easter and I've never had a kid talk about anything other than the secular celebration.
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