Good Friday, a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary, can be introduced to early years reception children in a gentle and age-appropriate manner.
Focus on the themes of love, kindness, and new beginnings rather than the more complex aspects of the story.
Here are some ideas for celebrating Good Friday with young children:
Acts of kindness: Encourage children to think of kind acts they can do for others, such as making cards or gifts for their family members, friends, or teachers.
Planting seeds: Plant seeds in small pots or the school garden to represent new life and growth. This activity can also teach children about plant growth and care.
Art and crafts: Organize craft activities that relate to the themes of love, kindness, and new beginnings, like making heart-shaped or cross-shaped crafts, finger painting, or creating Easter cards.