So…. yesterday, Jonty-from-Next-Door came in and announced that Easter was in 2 sleeps.
Our kids equate Easter with chocolate, eggs and bunnies… and they’ve suspected that Easter was on the way (because whenever we go to buy groceries, there are chocolate and egg displays everywhere!). As soon as Jonty confirmed that Easter was in 2 sleeps…. and that yes, there would be an egg hunt… Joah immediately squealed: “Let’s make Easter Baskets! For our eggs!”
(I was simply the silent observer as all of this unfolded).
Morgan and Joah immediately headed for the Art Supply cupboard.
Out came the paper, the scissors, the sticky tape, the coloured pencils and kokis…. and they immediately got to work creating paper baskets and bags. Jonty joined in too. Shortly afterwards… Anna arrived – and I had 4 kids in my lounge – eagerly creating Easter crafts.
Somewhere, during all of this, they also decided to make “Easter Hats” with bunny ears as well. And after that, they decided to make their own eggs to put in their bags (the eggs were colourful circles cut out of paper). Then… they decided to have their own pre-Easter egg hunt… and they hid the eggs around the house and each took turns finding the eggs – and placing them in their homemade bags and baskets.
Today… the Easter-enthusiasm hasn’t waned. Anna isn’t here today – but Tyler is… and Joah (who has worn his homemade Easter-Ears since yesterday) decided that it was only fair that Tyler get an Easter Hat too.
Suffice to say…. I just LOVE the natural curiosity and creativity of kids! If you give them freedom to just do things their way (without any control or interferrence) it’s remarkable what they come up with.
Afterwards, the 3 boys decided to read a book and play lego… and Morgan decided to go for a nap… and I decided to write this post. 🙂