Easter is almost here!


Iată că nici nu a trecut bine Craciunul, că ne apropiem de Sfintele Sărbători de Paşte…încă un prilej de a învăţa copiii lucruri minunate şi de a pregăti o serbare sau o lecţie deschisă.

Înainte de a începe lecţia despre Paşte ar trebui să acordaţi câteva minute pentru a explica copiilor însemnătatea acestei sărbători: răstignirea Mântuitorului, moartea Sa şi Învierea. Chiar dacă de cele mai multe ori li se povesteşte acest lucru de către educatoare, trebuie să fiţi sigure că ei înţeleg la ce se referă evenimentul. De asemenea, trebuie să le povestiţi că sărbătoarea nu se referă la Iepuraşul de Paşte..el iubeşte mult copiii şi de Paşte le face cadouri dacă au fost cuminţi…sinceră să fiu habar nu am de unde a  apărut Iepuraşul de Paşte, la mine nu a venit niciodată :)).

În continuare voi pune câteva fragmente despre cele mai importante lucruri despre această sărbătoare.

  • On Good Friday, Jesus Christ was executed by crucifixion. His body was taken down from the cross, and buried in a cave.The tomb was guarded and an enormous stone was put over the entrance, so that no-one could steal the body.On the following Sunday, some women visited the grave and found that the stone had been moved, and that the tomb was empty.

    Jesus himself was seen that day, and for days afterwards by many people. His followers realised that God had raised Jesus from the dead.

  • Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration. Another one is that Virgin Mary put a basket with eggs near the cruce and the blood from the wonds of her son made them red.
  • The Easter Bunny: the symbol originated with the pagan festival of Eastre. The goddess, Eastre, was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol, the rabbit. The Germans brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America. It was widely ignored by other Christians until shortly after the Civil War. In fact, Easter itself was not widely celebrated in America until after that time.

După ce copiii au învăţat semnificaţia sărbătorii şi cuvintele principale, putem trece la poezioareee🙂

I saw a Little Bunny

I saw a little bunny
going hop, hop, hop.
I said, „Please, Mr. Bunny,
won’t you stop, stop, stop.”

He flapped his big, long ears
and had no word to say,
And before I could get near him
he had hop, hop, hopped away!

Bunnies

Bunnies are brown
Bunnies are white
Bunnies are always
An Easter delight.

Bunnies are cuddly
The large and the small.
But I like chocolate ones
The best of them all.

Easter

The Easter Bunny’s feet
Go hop, hop, hop,
While his big pink ears
Go flop, flop, flop.
He is rushing on his way
To bring our eggs on Easter Day,
With a hop, flop, hop, flop, hop.

Sky Bunnies

 The sky is full of bunny clouds
So soft and fat and white,
I wonder if they’re hiding eggs
For stars to find at night.

Because it’s Easter Eve, you know,
And there’s no reason why
There shouldn’t be an Easter hunt
In meadows in the sky.

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