Celebrating Easter

In the days leading up to Easter, pupils and teachers at Sádaba School, Zaragoza, were able to learn about how Easter is celebrated with the help of their English teaching assistant. Not only did they find the experience interesting and informative, but a lot of fun too!

Author: Ana Marín Murillo

First, we spent time learning some basic vocabulary to go with the Easter topic eg Easter bunny, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, Easter rabbit, hot cross buns, chicks, egg hunting, Easter cards … and then we started to learn about some of the typical traditions that take place at Easter time.

1. Hot cross buns

We learned a lot about the eating of hot cross buns at Easter time! Hot cross buns were first baked in England to be served on Good Friday and are a kind of soft bread made with currants, raisins and mixed spices. They are called hot cross buns as they are served warm and have a cross of icing on top. They are delicious! We also learned to sing a traditional rhyme about these buns.

Hot cross buns! 

Hot cross buns! 

One a penny, two a penny, 

Hot cross buns! 

If you have no daughters, 

Give them to your sons. 

One a penny, two a penny, 

Hot cross buns!

2. Egg hunting

The Easter rabbit hides chocolate eggs in the garden. Eggs, which are traditionally thought to represent new life, have been a symbol of spring since ancient times and are a very popular symbol of Easter. In the story, the children go into the garden to find the eggs that the rabbit has hidden. We don’t have a garden in our school, but we did go egg hunting. We turned it into a game, played in groups, where the children were given clues to follow in order to find the hidden eggs in the school. The group that found the most eggs was the winner!

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