Hello I am Heather I teach baby signing with TinyTalk in the UK, and this week and this week I have done the odd Easter lesson plan and had lots of fun with it also.
Now Easter ties in with new life and spring but here in the UK we have had snow, it has been very bizarre to say the least seeing the beautiful daffodils and snow.
Even so it is a great topic for the children is spring and the new life and those who celebrate Christianity can tie this in with Easter with baby lambs and flowers growing etc.
Talking with your little one is lovely and using some simple signing for simple words such as flower, spring, lamb can really help build the understanding the vocabulary and understanding as a whole.
When you walk past a pond have a look to see if there is frog spawn, talk about the life cycle of the frog and the spawn and the tadpoles and growing to be a frog again and breathing on land, it still amazes me even now, the sign for frog also.
Talk about the blossom growing on the trees (the sign for tree is different to flower and it took a while for my son to understand this) and then the leaves growing back as the supposedly warmer weather is coming.
Some great songs are three little ducks went swimming one day over the pond and far away, or three little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log, or Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose if talking about the Easter bunny etc.
Another topic for Easter would be cakes, there are the songs 'Hot cross buns' and ' 3 current buns in a bakers shop' you see there are always songs you can tie in and talking and explaining with your love and guidance.
Have fun talking about the spring, over the next two weeks I will be talking to my 5 year old about it he is no longer a baby but reinforcment year after year is great and also he has this for homework from the school so I am going to talk with himm what he wants to do whether it be a collage of a study of new life with flowers, frogs etc.
I will though share with you all.
I am a mother of 4, teach baby signing and also BSL level 2 qualified, love TKD and much more.