The Vavenby Strong Start Raccoons made three special artistic projects and played a good learning game, all to commemorate Easter, on Wednesday, March 26. The children’s first project was to color a large paper Easter egg with coloured chalk. These were pinned on the wall. They also coloured the two pieces of a bunny rabbit ‚Äì the head and the body ‚Äì to paste onto a paper bag. These bags were used for the Bunny Rabbit Dice Feeding Game. The last art project was to dye hard boiled eggs with food colouring to take home.
The game came after clean-up. Each child had a set of paper carrots with the numbers one to six on them and the corresponding dots. One Raccoon would roll the large die, the dots were counted and the number observed, then everyone would find his/her carrot that was the same, and put it into the bag.
There was a special guest this Wednesday. The Chrystalls – mom Catherine and children Moira and Hunter – brought their pet bunny Snowball to share with the other Raccoons. When the children were sitting on the floor for storytime Snowball was taken out of its cage and left to roam among the children.
There was storytelling, songs, and a snack. To end the day the children eagerly went outside into the beautiful sunshine on an Easter egg hunt. They were told that as soon as they found four eggs to come back to leader Mrs. Amy. Then, after clean-up in the room, all were given a sticker, a large piece of colored chalk in the shape of an egg or rabbit, and some chocolate eggs. Everyone went home very happy.
The Vavenby Primary School had its Easter egg hunt on Thursday, Mar. 27.