Lewisham Children & Family Centre

Happy Easter – To all our families celebrating

Easter is a Christian Festival that commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and celebrates his resurrection on Easter Sunday. It is one of the most sacred events in the Christian calendar as Jesus is the son of God.

On Good Friday Jesus’ body was taken down from the cross and placed in a tomb with a large stone blocking the entrance. When Mary Magdalene visited the tomb on Easter Sunday she found the stone moved and the tomb empty.

She ran to tell all the disciples that Jesus had risen. Jesus spent the next few days meeting and teaching the disciples before rising to heaven to be with God.

Christians celebrate Easter with special church services and all things that represent new life such as Easter eggs, lambs and chicks.

Hot cross buns are traditionally served on Good Friday, the cross on the top represents Jesus’ cross. Chocolate Easter eggs are a special way to enjoy Easter.

The Easter Bunny delivers them to children. Easter egg hunts are a fun way to celebrate.

Make some healthy Easter bunny  pancakes

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/healthy-easter-bunny-pancakes

Make an Easter Bunny

bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/cbeebies-house-easter-bunny-make

 

Make a peg chick

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/diy-crafts-with-evie-from-cbeebies-house?collection=cbeebies-house-makes

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