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Calendar Customs: Decorating Easter Eggs

Decorated egg

Find out about the customs and traditions that took place around Easter time. Afterwards, have a go at decorating your own Easter egg or make your own Easter decoration or card with the Education Team.

Activity at a Glance

Level: 1st to 6th Class
Group Size:  Classroom size 
Location: Onsite session 
Duration: 50 minutes, three parts
10 minutes: Introduction to National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and calendar customs and traditions 
45 minutes: Easter art workshop 
5 minutes: Q & A 
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Times: 10am to 11am or 11.30am to 12.30pm
Booking: Booking required

Bookings and Information:

Please complete an online enquiry form and we will be in touch soon.

Alternatively, you can email the Bookings Office at or telephone (094) 90 31751. 

Curriculum Links: 


  • Local Studies - Feasts and Festivals in the Past; Story - Stories of Lives of People in the Past - Religion - Beliefs 

  • Culture in the Past - Cultural Activities
    Early people and ancient societies - Early Christian Ireland - Values
    Ordinary People – Communities - Appreciation of Culture

Visual Arts/Construction:

  • Concepts and Skills - Awareness of Shape, Form, Texture, Pattern and Rhythm; Strands - Construction/Making constructions/Looking and Responding

  • .Paint and Colour – Experiment with Colour
    Creative Thinking – Respond to Periods and Cultures – Regional Craft Tradition – National Heritage


  • Human Environments – Social and Cultural Activities – Social Environment – Religion


Learning Outcomes: 

  • Discuss festivals in general and traditions around Easter time 

  • Art workshop based around Easter traditions 

  • ​Discuss their own work and the work of their classmates

  • Discuss what the students will do with their egg 

  • Insight into a traditional craft and past culture

  • Understanding the effect of the past on present culture

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