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Easter Fun Activities for Home Learning

by Joanna Courtney

on Wed Apr 08, 2020

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As Easter Weekend approaches I thought I’d share some NEW Symbolstix symbol resources for parents to use with their children during all the fun!

With arts and crafts being a central home learning tool, I’ve made a printable symbol board you can use with your child while decorating a real hard-boiled egg (for rolling down a nearby hill....2m apart, of course), for colouring in a paper-based egg, decorating Easter cupcakes or even for helping decorate an Easter bonnet.

Download Easter Craft board

Then there’s the all-important Easter Egg Hunt, of course. This activity gets lots of mileage in my house and we will probably be hunting for eggs well into next week, kids just love it!

I've made a printable symbol board to help enable social communication around this fun and sometimes frantic activity!

First, take time to go through the symbol vocabulary with your child and then use the symbol sheet as you hunt. Maybe an older sibling can help with this one e.g. modelling the vocabulary and helping the child to count the eggs

Download Easter Egg Hunt board

And once you’re tired out from all that excitement, you can curl up with one of my favourite Bookbug Books ‘Little Owl’s Egg’ by Debi Gliori and Alison Brown. A lovely Spring time story about a baby owl waiting for his sibling to hatch….but what will they be like? Maybe you have the book at home? It was shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2018 and was in the P1 Family Bag.

You can also watch Debi Gliori read the story here

 Download Little Owl's Egg communication board

If your child has an iPad, you can also download the Free communication app SoundingBoard and then use the Little Owl's Egg Soundingboard app story board from the Symbols for All Archive page 'Primary 1 Family Bag Symbolised resources (2018). This digital iPad app board provides pre-recorded voice output and symbol/picture support for your child.

A further range of symbol resources to go with this book and many other Bookbug titles are freely available from our Symbols for All website

If you live in Scotland and your child has a Print Disability, their teacher or SLT can also download an accessible version of this and many other books from the Books for All Database by creating a free account and searching for the title or by file type e.g. PowerPoint (for PC) or Keynote (for iPad).

Happy Easter Everyone!

Tags: easter, symbols, bookbug, app

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