The Easter Hat Parade takes on a different form at our school. For K-2 they work on your stereotypical “Easter bonnets” for the Hat Parade. The big kids (Grades 5-6) do Egg Diorama’s called “Egg-o-ramas” (usually with a specific theme) and are, literally, something to behold.
When you are in Grades 3 & 4 you produce “Eggs on Legs”. Generally, poster sized egg characters in many different guises that you get to carry around the parade circuit. This year there was a huge variety including Darth ‘Vad-egg’, Spongebob Square Egg, Princess Eggs, Bunny Eggs, Dinosaurs breaking out of their Eggs, the Jimi Hendrix “Eggs-perience”, Storm Troop-eggs, Harry Pott-eggs and so many more.
So, what to do when you’re a ‘wheelie’ who can’t carry their own ‘egg on legs’?
Isn’t it obvious…
You turn your entire wheelchair into an “Egg on Legs”!
The kids were very excited to see those legs walking on his wheels. His classmate “J” took on the role of ‘egg pusher’ in an instant.
As I packed the eggs away in the wardrobe I thought “at least we’re done for next year ;-) “… although we may just get the kids to help us ‘tart up’ the old eggy so he at least seems ‘current’ in 2013.
And while is certainly good fun making stuff like this (and not terribly difficult) it does allow for some incidental learning for the kids. Today they got a little insight into animation, how to ‘pimp a wheelchair’, and how to easily create funny characters with carboard, bit of timber, a glue stick, paper and thick black texta. The whole activity gives them a great chance to explore character modifications/tweaks and start to really take in the whole idea of a ‘play on words’. It really is a fun activity.