What Easter Is
Easter is one of the major Christian festivals of the year in the UK.
Easter comes in spring (in March or in April).
Easter is a religious celebration, and it lasts for a week.
People celebrate the resurrection (return to life) of Jesus Christ.
- Christ is risen.
- He is risen indeed.
At Easter people give presents to relatives and friends.
The most popular presents are chocolate eggs and chocolate rabbits.
All the families colour eggs.
People decorate trees with Easter eggs.
The Three Most Important Days
Maundy Thursday (Великий четверг),
Good Friday (Страстная пятница),
Easter Sunday (Пасхальное воскресенье).
The Queen gives money to poor people.
This ceremony is every Easter on Thursday.
In Britain Easter starts on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday people go to church.
On Easter Sunday some families have “an Easter egg hunt”.
Parents hide Easter eggs and children look for them.
People play “egg rolling” on Easter Sunday or Monday.
They roll coloured hard-boiled eggs until they are broken.
Eggs: Christ came out of the rock tomb when he arose again. It was in the shape of the egg.
Chickens: The chick, hatching out of the egg, symbolizes new life or rebirth.
Lambs: The Lamb represents Jesus, “the Lamb of God”.
Hats (bonnets): The hat (bonnet) is a symbol of Jesus’s victory over death.
Rabbits (bunnies): Easter bunny, the rabbit or hare, is a symbol of spring and new life.
The Cross: The cross is a symbol of Jesus’s victory over death.
Candles: Candles symbolize Jesus, "the light of the world".
Easter Lilies: The white blossoms symbolize the purity of Jesus.
Easter daffodils:: Spring daffodils also symbolize new life and the resurrection of Christ.
Hot Cross Buns: The pastry on the top of the Easter Hot Cross bun reminds us of the cross on which Christ was crucified.
The Simnel Cake: Eleven marzipan balls on the top of a fruit cake represent the true apostles of Jesus.
The Palm: People welcomed Jesus with palm branches when he arrived in Jerusalem.
Easter Pretzels: The foods eaten during the Lent. It represents crossed arms in the prayers.
The Butterfly: The life cycle of butterfly represents the life of Jesus Christ. (the caterpillar, the cocoon, the butterfly – Resurrection of Christ)
Baby Animals: The baby animals born during spring also represent new life.
Answer the questions
When is Easter?
What does Easter symbolize?
What are the most popular Easter presents?
What are the most popular Easter games?
What are Easter symbols?
Match the words with their names
Bunny – Пасхальный кролик
Bonnet – Пасхальная шляпка
Hot Cross Bun – Горячая пасхальная булочка
Easter Egg – Пасхальное яйцо
Easter Sunday – Пасхальное воскресенье
Butterfly – Бабочка
Palm – Пальмовая ветвь
Pretzels – Сдобный крендель
Baby Animals – Детеныши животных
Simnel Cake – Пасхальный торт
Name the pictures
1 the cross
2 the chick
3 the lamb
4 Easter lilies
5 Easter candles
6 Easter daffodils
7 baby animals
8 the butterfly
9 the palm
11 the Simnel cake
12 hot cross buns
Complete the phrase and do the crossword
1. Bonnets or Easter… (hats)
2. The … of God (lamb)
3. Eleven … of Christ (apostles)
4. Easter is in … (spring)
5. Easter Hare or … (bunny)
6. An Easter game: … rolling (egg)
7. Sumnel … (cake)
8. Jesus … (Christ)
9. An Easter game: egg … (hunting)
10. Easter is a … holiday (religious)
11. Hot … buns (cross)
Cute Easter poems for children
TIME HAS COME TO CELEBRATE
Time has come to celebrate!
Please come over, don’t be late,
Easter’s coming, on the way,
It will be a happy day.
Chocolate eggs and tasty food,
Friends from all the neighborhood,
Have some real fun this time,
Easter gives you its enzyme!
BUNNY RABBIT, BUNNY RABBIT
Bunny rabbit, bunny rabbit.
Where have you been?
I waited and waited to find your egg.
The Easter Bunny came by today and left surprises along his way.
Colorful eggs are all around.
With baskets in hand we search the ground.
Hiding in places here and there
Easter eggs are everywhere.
EASTER BUNNY COMING
Would you like to know a secret?
Well, I'll tell you one I know:
The Easter's Bunny's coming,
My mama told me so.
He'll bring a basket filled with eggs
And leave it in my yard,
And I will find it Easter morn,
If I look very hard.
I shouldn't tell my secret,
But I think it should be shared.
You ought to know that Bunny's coming,
So you can be prepared!
AN OLD RHYME (CHILDREN SING IT AWAITING THEIR SUGARY TREAT)
"Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns. If you do not like them, give them to your sons, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns."
Easter finger play “Five little Easter eggs”
Mother ate the blue one, then there were four. (Bend down one finger)
Four little Easter eggs, two and two you see,
Daddy ate the red one, then there were three (Bend down one finger)
Three little Easter eggs, before I knew,
Sister ate the yellow one, then there were two. (Bend down one finger)
Two little Easter eggs, oh, what fun!
Brother ate the purple one, then there was one. (Bend down one finger)
One little Easter egg, see me run!
I ate the last one, and then there were none. (Bend down last finger)
Easter tongue twisters
1. Busy bunnies bring blue baskets.
2. Each Easter, Eddie eats eighty eggs.
3. Run, Red Rabbit, run!
4. Six peeping chicks cheeping cheerily
5. Jogging jellybeans joke and giggle,
Let us give thanks to the risen Lord for His glorious gift of life
A Blessed Easter Season
Sing to the Lord a new song!
For flowers and bunnies and birds that sing.
We thank you, Lord, for everything.
Blessings on You at Easter
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