3. Decorating an Easter egg
We also held a competition amongst the local schools that make up CRA Los Bañales, for which pupils had to come up with an idea for decorating an Easter egg. The pupil who put forward the best idea won a delicious chocolate bunny and we made a beautiful wall mural with all of the competition entries. Decorating Easter eggs is a typical activity in many schools throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland in the weeks leading up to Easter.
4. Easter bonnets
Another custom that we found out about was that of Easter bonnets. These are hats that people traditionally decorate with spring flowers and then display on their heads in an Easter bonnet parade. A panel of judges decides which is the best hat and the wearer wins a prize!
5. Egg rolling
This tradition consists of people going up to the top of a hill to roll decorated eggs back down. The first egg to reach the bottom of the hill (or to go the longest distance) is the winner. Traditionally, the rolling of eggs in this way symbolises the rolling away of the tomb door in the Easter story. In Scotland, eggs are even thrown over sea cliffs!
6. Making eggs
In art class, we made plaster of Paris eggs, painting and decorating them before taking them home. Unfortunately, these eggs weren’t made of chocolate, but they were very, very pretty and a lovely souvenir of our lessons about Easter!
Ana Marín Murillo, English teacher, Colegio Rural Agrupado Los Bañales, Sádaba (Zaragoza).