The Thursday/Friday GAP children particularly enjoyed celebrating German Easter traditions. The children have been busy over the last week or so, creating and decorating an Osterbaum (Easter tree), crafting their own colourful cardboard egg-cups, dying hard-boiled eggs all different colours, creating adorable bunny ear head-bands to wear, and today we topped it all off searching for shiny chocolate eggs in the park.
Each child had a lovely wicker basket to collect their eggs in, courtesy of Lukas and Anja’s Oma who wove the baskets for us.
Our German parents may recall having heard the well-known German story, Die Haeschenschule, as children. (It’s English translation is A Day in Bunny School). This old classic is about these sweet little rabbits who learn the school rules and more particularly, the art of being Easter bunnies. [Our teacher skips a couple of pages where there are references to a naughty bunny, as we don’t have any naughty children at the GAP, of course.]
We wish all our little wonderful Easter bunnies and their families a safe and happy Easter long weekend.
Frohe Ostern, everyone!