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27 February 2020
We’re excited to launch this new event – Easter Explored. The aim is to create a space for families with 0-11s to come to creatively and actively explore the Easter story together, and have a place to invite friends who might like to do the same.
Life can often feel so busy, so why not take this opportunity to spend time together? We will be creating and chatting through the Easter story – reminding one another why this time of year is significant, beyond the increase of chocolate eggs in our cupboards!
We’re running just the one event at Woodlands College (Minstead Avenue) which will give us the opportunity for both City and East sites to gather together as we get ready to celebrate Easter.
There’s plenty of parking at Woodlands, so even though it might be slightly further for some to come, hopefully the ease of parking will make up for that.
For those who are coming by bus, these are Katy K’s top tips: the closest bus stop is Bentley Green, served by the number 13. The bus to get there by 2.30pm leaves town at 1.55pm from Vincents Walk and arrives at Bentley Green at 2.22pm with a 4 minute walk. Or you can get the X10 to the top of Beauworth Avenue, or the First 7 or 8, or Bluestar 16 to Big Cheese roundabout plus a 20 minute walk.
What to expect
So what can you expect at Easter Explored? Well, for the first hour or so you will be able to choose between the various activities and crafts that will be on offer, then we’ll gather everyone together to hear the Easter story and find out why Easter is so important! There will be refreshments available throughout the afternoon.
We’ll have team around who will be on hand to help with activities, but it would be great for you to stick with your kids (as much as possible) and take part in activities together.
Activities you could choose from include:
- Create an Easter garden
- Wood and nail crosses
- Edible Easter tombs
- Treasure hunt
- Make a foam mosaic scene
- Finger paint crosses
- Lego zone – create and photograph parts of the Easter story
- Hama beads
- Tuff tray rescue for little ones
- Play through the story with our Easter felt finger puppets
- Create and chat at the playdoh table
- Quiet room – sit and quietly read, colour or write
Hopefully something in that list will catch the interest of you and your children! Easter is one of the most significant celebrations of our year, and provides a great opportunity to share why Jesus is good news for everyone – including our children, families and friends. We hope you’ll join us as we explore and celebrate this good news together!