What a joy it is to what the children have so much fun with crafts, decorating, and "hunting". Here at Ducky's we had our Easter party this past Thursday and lets say I was sure tired by the end of the day, although the children were not because they were all on a sugar high from cupcakes!
It has been pretty quiet around the day care for the last few weeks with mom's or dad's being off of work for a while and with me hurting my back and having to cancel child care for a week to recuperate. But along came Wednesday and I finally had an extra little one for us to do some Easter crafts with.
Wednesday we made Bunny hats, Easter Lily's made out of our hand prints. We also had some baking fun by make chicken nests with eggs and the famous "Peeps". The girls had a blast with this project and just as much fun eating them afterwards.
Thursday was a busier day with having my regulars come in for our party. We started off with making chicks out of tennis balls, followed by decorating paper eggs for our mom's and dad's. While the children were having fun decorating their eggs I snuk off to the living room to hide some plastic goodie filled eggs. I then told the children that I had seen the Easter Bunny outside and he told me he had snuk into the house early because he heard we were having our party today. Wow, you should have seen the children's faces when I told them this. It was priceless and I wish I had the camera out at that time. So I continued on with what the Easter bunny told me....... he laid eggs around the living room and they were to collect them all in the baskets he left, once all were found, they had to sit in a circle and listen to me. So that's what the children did and the noise begun!! Every egg that was found I would here a "WOW" or "I have another one", "Look, look, it green, blue, orange..." . We found them all and sat in a circle, they all got to pick the color they wanted and then we continued on by practicing our colors and sorting. Them we counted everyones eggs to make sure they all had the same amount. Now was the fun part.... they got to open the egg and see what the Easter bunny left them. The girls got barrettes, chocolate eggs, stickers, light up little ducks for the bath tub. And the boys got a hot wheels car, stickers, candy eggs and a light up little frog for the bath tub.
By the time our egg hunt was over it was 5 minutes to 12 and lunch wasn't started...... So I asked the children what the Easter Bunny's favourite food was and once they figured it out they then learned that that was part of our lunch too. They though it was funny that the Easter likes carrots and so do they! That's all they talked about for the rest of lunch time. We ended lunch off with some homemade chick cupcakes that I made early in the morning before the children even arrived. And then it was nap time, or I thought! Only one child ended up falling asleep, the rest were on a sugar high from the cupcakes (let's just say I have learned to give them cupcakes after nap time from now on!). We finished our day off with playing rabbits and coloring a few Easter pictures. At home time each child got a little Easter from me and they got to take them home to find out what was in them. Because I will admit it, I was just to tired to keep everyone's things separate from one another and didn't want to keep taking the candy away from the kids, because they weren't allowed to eat it before supper. So that was left up to mom and dad to deal with!!! Sorry mom's and dad's but "Ducky" was exhausted!
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