Last Friday at our Early Education Center, the teachers planned a fun activity that involved: 1) A Cultural Lesson about Easter and 2) Chocolate. Predictably, everyone LOVED it.
While the students were out at recess around 10:30, a couple of the teachers were busy hiding chocolate eggs all over the classroom. During circle time, one of the teachers explained the Easter Egg Hunt tradition, and told the students that they would be participating in their very own Easter Egg Hunt in just a few minutes.
The excitement was palpable!
Everybody grabbed their adorable little baskets, which had been made from paper cups and then decorated. And the egg hunt began!
The kids had a blast looking through all the nooks and crannies of the classroom and finding treasures hidden there.
Ya proudly holds up her prize!
Shan drops another chocolate egg in his basket.
And Ming finds one near the bookshelf!
In just twenty minutes, all the eggs had been found. The teachers set their full baskets aside to bring home later.
When getting on the school bus to go home after the day ended, their teacher Maria reminded them not to eat any of their eggs on the bus, but to wait until they'd arrived home. All the kids dutifully followed her instructions. And when they did get to their stop, where their foster parents were waiting for them, many of these kids held out their baskets to their foster mommas.
"I saved you some chocolate!" they said.
It doesn't get much better than that.