Friday, July 20, 2012

Exploring Easter Culture

Every year we do a number of activities during the season of Easter to help the kids really understand the meaning of the celebration.  Since we made a trip tot he US just before Easter this year we had a great chance to learn more about some of the cultural aspects connected to Easter which the kids have little to no exposure to in Japan.  For, without Christians there is really no reason to have to holiday!

Mega and Zilla enjoyed decorating the Easter Tree at Grandma's house so they were thrilled when we packed up some of the eggs to bring home to our own tree. Mega often redecorated the tree.

These are eggs with Christian Easter designs that I picked up at the dollar store. Zilla enjoyed looking for symbols from the Easter story in the designs while Meg took up the challenge of matching the two sides and then putting them together.  Sometimes I would put small "surprizes" inside which added to the fun!

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