The Spring Equinox officially brings us out of winter and starts the season of Spring, it is one of the four greatest solar festivals of the year. It is also an exciting time and the change of the seasons is an important subject for children to learn.
On 20th March when the Spring Equinox occurs, dayand night will be equal and there are a number of ways that your pupils can celebrate this natural event at school. Read on for some exciting ideas…
The Equinox and Spring not only marks the start of warmer weather, but it also delivers an exciting array of growth; seeds can be planted, seedlings start to appear, many animals such as lambs are born and we all naturally become happier and more ‘outsoorsy’.
Children can join in by planting their own seeds, whether they are for flowers or fruit and vegetables, they can experience what it’s like to nurture something and watch them grow throughout the coming months.
Decorate a Feast
Traditionally, the Spring Equinox is the time for a great Spring feast and decorating the table is as important as the food itself. So why not make some table decorations for the children to take home?
Resources can include budding twigs, flowers, willow catkins, sprouting bulbs, leaf’s, stones, polystyrene eggs. All of which can be painted and decorated with crafty resources such as coloured feathers, ribbons etc.
To create your own ‘feast’ the children can also decorate hot cross buns which are readily available this time of year.
Unless you visit a florist, there may not be a wide variety of flowers available for children to pick, so why not put their imaginations and creativity to good use and allow them to create their own flower bouquets using tissue paper and paper straws.
Revel in the Equinox Air
While the children are learning and celebrating the Spring Equinox, you could take lessons outside, allowing the children to breathe in the new Spring air and can feel the first signs of warmth on their skin.
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