Blog Post Published March 2011

Activities for April Calendar Events

Hi, April is going to be a busy month with the religious celebrations; Easter and Passover, plus 'Mothering Sunday' in the U.K., spring and autumn in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres respectively and Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand.

In today's society more and more aspects of Easter are becoming secular. Chocolate, bunnies, egg hunts and egg painting is the lighter side of Easter. It goes without saying that your facility should be decorated for Easter, and remember, if you don't know what to do with so many boiled eggs at the end of Easter; I have two great recipes for you to try.

Easter Sunday should be a special day, hire a movie or buy a DVD about this theme. I have provided a couple of links for your convenience: Jesus of Nazareth and King of Kings.

The Jewish holiday Passover or Pesach begins on April 19 till the 26. It celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. The brave story of the "Exodus" is told in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles. There is a movie about it made in 1956 called The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Yvonne de Carlo. It is quite impressive apart from having cultural and historical value.

Remember, it is now time for you to insert a 'Stop Press' on your newsletter requesting donations for the Mother's Day's Basket raffle in May.

Australia and New Zealand have a great Anzac Day!

Visit the website for a full list of April activities
Here are some featured activities:

April 1st - April's fool Day!

April 2nd - International Children's book Day
The International Children's Book Day is celebrated all over the world on April 2 since 1967. The date was chosen in honour of the great Danish story teller Hans Christian Andersen who was born on or around that date.

Story Books Reminiscing activity is a delightful way to celebrate this date.

April 24th - Easter

Recycled crayon sun-catchers

Egg carton spring flowers

Easter banner

Recycled Easter baskets
(video included!)

Tissue paper suncatchers

Easter colouring-in templates

Other Easter Activities:

April 26th - Anzac Day


Sigrid 29th Mar 2011 Lifestyle & Wellbeing Officer


Don't forget on 29th April 2011 there will be the Royal Wedding! (high teas, reminiscing, royalty discussion groups)?

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