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Understanding Christianity Unit 1.5 Why does Easter matter to Christians?
To Begin with
If possible, begin by going on a ‘Spring walk.’ The children can be detectives looking for signs of spring which can be recorded in drawings and writing. Think about and draw the ‘before’ and ‘after.’ e.g. A tree – bare branches (looks dead), buds – alive with new leaves. What happens next? A flower bud – a brown seed/bulb, stem, buds, flowers and leaves. What happens next? The cycle begins again.
Plant a variety of seeds and bulbs with the children and watch them grow and transform. Watch a film clip showing the growth of a seed. There are several on You Tube.
Before planting take time to look at the bulbs and seeds, this tiny, brown thing that is going to grow and transform.