Children’s Easter Workshop (3/26)

natural dyes from plants such as cabbage, onions, beets were often used to dye eggs

Natural dyes from plants such as cabbage, onions, beets were often used to dye eggs

Join us on March 26th for a fun and educational children’s workshop in which the participants learn about Easter traditions from England, Germany, and early America. Participants decorate traditional Easter Eggs, take part in an Egg Hunt, make small hot cross buns, play games, and watch the burning of the fire wheel at the end of the day!

  • Date:  March 26, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Ages 5-8 : Drop off & pick up location:  Education Room, 1st floor of Dairy Barn (Limit: 30)
  • Ages 9-12 : Drop off & pick up location:  Lecture Hall, 2nd floor of Dairy Barn (Limit: 30)
  • Date:  March 26, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Cost: $15.00 per Child
  • Registration:  Click Here To Register Your Child Today!

The Dairy Barn is the central location for the workshop; however a large part of the workshop takes place on four historic farm exhibits.

Hot_cross_bun

Hot Crossed Buns are a Delicious Tradition!

Workshop Activities:

  • England
    • Traditions and superstitions
    • Make small hot cross buns
    • Traditional games
    • Dye red Easter eggs (Cochineal)
    • Garden planting
  • Germany
    • Traditions and superstitions
    • Dye blue Easter eggs (Red cabbage)
    • Play games
    • Egg rolling
    • Egg duels
    • Egg eating
    • Stuff fire wheel for burning at 3:30
    • Garden planting
  • Dairy Barn – Snacks & Organization
  • 1820’s American Farm
    • Traditions and superstitions
    • Fastnacht cakes
    • Dye Yellow/orange Easter eggs (Onion skins)
    • Garden planting
    • Easter Egg Hunt (5-8)
  • 1850’s American Farm
    • Traditions and superstitions
    • Fastnacht cakes? (or 1820s)
    • Dye green Easter eggs (Spinach or dandelion greens)
    • Traditional games
    • Garden planting
    • Easter Egg Hunt (9-12)

 

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