Our Easter Bucket list – Montessori inspired

Easter break is upon us and it means 2 weeks of holidays with the children.

As my children are in full time education, I am looking forward to spend more time with them.

Equally I am not planning to pressure ourselves to do many out of the ordinary activities.

However, Easter is a time when we can celebrate together Spring and the rebirth of at least the nature itself.

As we are a non religious family, our traditions and activities are mainly related to Spring. This is a non exhaustive list of activities that I am planning do this holiday with my own children or that I have done with them when they were younger.

Visiting a farm for the lambing season:

Go to a park or woodland to admire the daffodils in bloom

 

I will probably encourage the children to draw daffodils if we buy a bouquet or to dissect a flower to learn the part of the flowers.

Easter egg hunt

Of course, we will have our own Easter egg hunt! When my daughter was just over 2, we hid Easter eggs for 6 months. She loved the hide and seek concept and that all we did from April to the Summer!

Dying eggs:

I bookmarked this blog post from A beautiful mess that shows beautifully and naturally dyed eggs. In the past, I did this with red onions, beetroot, spinach, onions…

Look at those eggs from A beautiful Mess!

Making a new bug hotel:

 

Baking:

I am planning to bake more with the children. They help to cook in general and my daughter, now 10, likes to cook a whole meal for the family. She enjoys recipes from Deliciously Ella.

As we are a gluten free, mostly sugar free, family, we don’t bake often but I am on a mission to find and try a few sugar free recipes to replace cakes and biscuits.

Planting flowers:

 

We have some cucumber seeds and some sunflower seeds received with our Mud and Bloom subscription and I am planning to plant some Spring bulbs and to sprinkle seeds of wild flowers in our front garden to attract bees and butterflies.

Read some Spring inspired books

See my selection here!

And check here for some Flower Craft ideas and some Montessori Spring and Easter inspired activities.

By the way, my next Montessori Parenting Online Course is starting in May! You may want to join the mailing list to be sure to be first to know when registrations will open for that course. This is an exclusive course with support and I have only 30 spots!

 

About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.

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