MARCH / APRIL  - EASTER AND SPRINGTIME

Nature table with Easter grass growing

Nature table with Easter grass growing

Spring is a time of joyful rebirth and renewal. In class, the children plant seeds and wonder each day as the Easter grass begins to sprout and grow tall in their little pots and wide dishes on the nature table. They decorate real eggs and paper ones, paint rabbits and especially enjoy hopping like bunnies at circle time. For little children, a story of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly can bring the message of Easter. Outdoors, the preschoolers help with spring cleanup of their play yard raking and carting away leaves in their wagons.  They are excited to see the bulbs they planted in the fall have miraculously appeared as little green shoots and then tall daffodils. 

Down in the Earth, buried deep so deep,
A little plant lay fast asleep.
“Wake,” cried the sun “and creep to the light.” 
“Wake,” cried the voices of the raindrops bright.
And so the little plant arose to see 

What a beautiful, wonderful world this might be. 

 
Children looking at Lady Spring puppet and Easter grass growing on the preschool nature table

Children looking at Lady Spring puppet and Easter grass growing on the preschool nature table